Admissions

Who gets in?

Because our MS program maintains a close student-faculty interaction, we accept only 30 Full-time and 30 Part-time Summers students per year.

Here’s who we accepted in 2017:

Full-time

 

Part-time Summers

 
37% of applicants40% of applicants
GPA average was 3.76GPA average was 3.47
Average GRE verbal percentile was 59Average GRE verbal percentiles was 54
Average GRE quantitative percentile was 39 Average GRE quantitative percentiles was 32 
Average GRE writing percentiles was 63Average GRE writing percentile was 53

     

Application process

International students

 

International applicants applying with the F1 or J1 visa status may apply for the CSD Full-Time Regular track or the Full-Time Leveler track only.  F1 or J1 students may not apply to the Part-Time Summers track.  For detailed information, contact Karen.Cornelius@nau.edu.  For more information, please refer to the following links:  

http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/International/Application-Process/

http://nau.edu/GradCol/Admissions/International/

Prospective student

Be sure you have read the important information on the Prospective Student document in the blue menu bar before proceeding.  Ready to apply? Here’s what you need:

GRE: http://www.ets.org/gre 

All applicants are required to have ETS submit official GRE scores directly to CSDCAS (code: 6964 Northern Arizona U CSDCAS). The GRE scores cannot be more than five years old. Read the GRE section under NAU Graduate College carefully for details.

Two applications are required 

You are required to submit two separate applications—one through the CSD Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) and the other through the NAU Graduate College.  Follow all of the steps below to ensure that you complete all of your application requirements.

Please note, on Section 4 of the NAU Graduate Application at the bottom of the page, it states "go back to page 1 and make sure your campus says 'online'".  This is no longer a requirement;  you do not need to make a campus change on page 1.

 

Requirements for each application 

The application must state "Received" by the January 15th.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to monitor the CSDCAS application and ensure their GRE scores are marked “official” and that the application status reaches “Verified”.  We cannot guarantee applications not verified by CSDCAS will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Refer to the three sections below:  1)  CSDCAS, 2) NAU Graduate College and 3) Application Dates. 

1.  CSDCAS  

CSDCAS Customer Service Information:  Monday thru Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM EST.  Phone:  617-612-2030.  Email:  csdcasinfo@csdcas.org
CSDCAS Applicant Portal Link: https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login 
CSDCAS Address:  CSDCAS Verification Department.  P.O. Box 9113.  Watertown, MA  02471.
Submission requirements:
  • personal essay explaining your reasons for applying  
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities you attended, including any college prep class or international class.  All official transcripts must be sent directly to CSDCAS from the colleges or universities to:  CSDCAS Verification Department, PO Box 9113, Watertown, MA  02471.
  • GRE scores sent from ETS to CSDCAS using code:  6964 Northern Arizona U CSDCAS
  • letters of recommendation 
  • The application must state "Received" by the deadline.  

2.  NAU Graduate College 

  • NAU application link and CSDCAS application link are listed in the next section.
  • NAU Application for Admission, select "Flagstaff Mountain" as the campus option.  If you do not receive a confirmation email immediately after submitting your NAU application, go back into your electronic application and make sure you have completed the SUBMIT process.  To confirm whether you have completed an application, check your Activity Log using your use name at https://www.applyweb.com/cgi-bin/ustat.  If you cannot remember your log-in or password, please access the appropriate links at https://www.applyweb/com/apply/northazg/.  Technical support for the online application can be sought at help@applyweb.com.  If you continue to have questions about your NAU application, please contact the NAU Graduate Admissions office at 928-523-4348.  
  • GRE test results (within the last 5 years).  REQUIRED.  http://www.ets.org/gre/. All applicants are required to have ETS submit official GRE scores directly to CSDCAS (code: 6964 Northern Arizona U CSDCAS).
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended must be uploaded to your NAU application.  If accepted, you will then need to submit official transcripts before you can register for classes.  It will be your responsibility to remember this.
  • List all of the CSD program foundational and course prerequisite courses you have taken. 

3. Eligibility Requirements for Summer Track Students

 Send directly to our department at speech@nau.edu a copy of the following no later than 2 weeks after your application:

  • An SLPA license (at a minimum) or its equivalent in your state.  
  • A letter from your employer on letterhead that includes your job title and the hours worked per week. Employment of at least 20 hours/week as an SLPA or its equivalent is required.  
  • You will have to provide us with a copy of the supervisor's current ASHA membership card at the time of application. Actual supervision of at least 25% of your direct clinical contact hours is not required until after your third summer at which time you start your two clinical practica in your employment setting followed by an externship in a non-school/medical setting.  

You have the following prerequisite courses completed preferably with a grade of B or better:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Language
  • Language Development in Children
  • Audiology
  • Speech-Language Sciences
  • Hearing Science
  • Neurological Foundations of Speech, Language and Hearing (if not previously taken, this course will be integrated into your graduate course sequence)

 Application Dates and Links 

August 2, 2016 

By November 15, 2016 

  • We recommend that you take the GRE  to insure that your scores are received at NAU and CSDCAS before the January 15 application deadline.  Have ETS send your official GRE scores to 6964 Northern Arizona U CSDCAS.  
  • Notify your academic and professional references to expect an e-mail from CSDCAS. 
  • Request that each college and university you attended send official transcripts to CSDCAS.  This includes college prep and international courses.  

By January 15, 2017 

  • Your CSDCAS application must state "Received" by the January 15th.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to monitor the CSDCAS application and ensure their GRE scores are marked “official” and that the application status reaches “Verified”.  We cannot guarantee applications not verified by CSDCAS will be reviewed by the admissions committee.
  • This includes official transcripts, letters of recommendation, personal essay, and GRE scores. Deadline is precisely at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard time (8:59 PM Pacific Standard time)!  NOTE:  Both application deadlines are set, even though the electronic CSDCAS application may remain open for other purposes.

By March 31, 2017 

  • Acceptance offers are emailed to students.

Full-Time and Full-Time Leveler Tracks begin in the Fall session (August) and the Part-time Summers Track begins in the Summer session (June).

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