communication sciences

communication sciences Graduate Admissions

COSI Graduate Admissions Information

The Department of Psychological Sciences, Program of Communication Sciences accepts applications for the Fall semester only. Applications will not be accepted for review after the January 31st deadline. All application materials not submitted through the online application should be sent to:

Department of Psychological Sciences, Program of Communication Sciences
Case Western Reserve University
11635 Euclid Avenue Room 333
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7154.

**Please do not send any application materials to the School of Graduate Studies**

If you are admitted to the program, you are admitted only for the term specified in the letter of admission. If you are unable to enroll in the semester for which you were initially admitted, you may request to postpone matriculation up to two regular academic semesters. In such cases, the Department may accept or reject your request and the terms of readmission may differ from the original offer. If a delay of more than two semesters is requested, your file must be reviewed and reevaluated by the Department. If more than two years elapse since acceptance, you must reapply in the same manner as a new applicant. Because non-enrolled applicant files are only kept for a maximum of two years, all materials must be resubmitted.

You are able to submit your Application, Statement of Objectives, and CV during the online application process. You are also prompted to submit the e-mail addresses of your 3 recommenders. Instructions will then be e-mailed to them regarding submitting their recommendations online. Please contact ETS to submit your GRE scores to CWRU.

When applying online, the only item(s) that may need to be mailed are your previous transcript(s). Please send official transcripts directly to the Department of Psychological Sciences, instead of The School of Graduate Studies.

As your application materials are processed, your application page on Hobson's is updated. It is also updated once your application is complete.

The application consists of and must include the following:

  • Online Application Form
    • Statement of Objectives (submitted through the online application. Should include your purpose in undertaking graudate work and an explanation of your study and research interests as they relate to your graduate study and professional goals. This may be uploaded as part of your online application.)
    • $50 application fee (submitted online).
    • CV or Resume (submitted through the online application. Optional.)
  • GRE Scores (submitted through ETS. Institution code is 1105, no department code.)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted through the online application. From individuals suffieiently familiar with you, who can assess your academic preparation, abilities, and accomplishments. Letters should be from yoru most recent instructors in your proposed field of study. If you have been out of school for several years, one letter may be from your employer, supervisor, or other person familiar with your most recent activities.)
  • Academic Transcripts (you must list all post-secondary educational institutions on your application, and submit an official transcript from each institution. Transcripts should me mailed directly from the institution to the Department of Psychological Sciences.)

Preferred minimum scores for admission are:
GPA: a minimum 3.0 GPA is required
GRE: a minimum score in the 64th percentile for verbal and a minimum score of 4.0 for writing/analytic.

Based on a review of the applicant's materials, the admissions committee invites selected prospective students to campus for an interview with the faculty and supervisory staff during the spring semester. Admission decisions are based on the applicant's submitted materials and interview.

The School of Graduate Studies requires that international students whose first language is not English demonstrate English proficiency by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam and earn a minimum paper-based (PBT) score of 577, or internet-based (IBT) of 90. International applicants cannot be admitted to full standing without receipt of an acceptable official TOEFL score. Test scores are valid for two years after the test date.

International students must submit an affidavit of support indicating sufficient funds to cover the expenses for tuition and living expenses for one academic year. There is no specific form for the affidavit of support. Bank statements and other supporting financial documents will suffice. For further information contact International Studies Services by telephone at (216) 368-2517.

The Program of Communication Sciences offers financial aid in the form of tuition waivers which are applied directly to the cost of tuition. In order to be considered for this aid, please indicate in the appropriate box on Part A Application Form that you are applying for financial assistance from the University. U.S. citizens can also apply for Federal financial aid and receive student loans. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Students interested in applying to the graduate program are not required to have an undergraduate degree in communication disorders. However, they are required to take additional undergraduate coursework to meet the requirements for ASHA certification. Although the actual number of classes will vary depending on the student’s prior area of study, the following courses (or their equivalent) are required:

  • COSI 211 Phonetics and Phonology
  • COSI 313 Language Development
  • COSI 321 Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • COSI 325 Anatomy and Physiology of Speech
  • COSI 352 Introduction to Clinical Practice

In addition, prospective leveling students must have completed one course in the biological sciences, one course in the physical sciences, and one non-remedial math course to be considered for admission to the graduate program.

If you have any questions regarding our admissions process or requirements, please contact us via e-mail or call us at 216-368-2470.

The master’s Communication Sciences education program in speech-language pathology at Case Western Reserve University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.