Application Process

The 2020-2021 CSDCAS application cycle is now open. For questions, please contact Rebecca Meeker at 816-501-4097.

To apply to the Rockhurst CSD program, students must complete an online application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS).

Required application steps: 

  • Complete the online application via CSDCAS.

  • ​Complete an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from an accredited college or university, or an undergraduate degree in another discipline plus appropriate leveling coursework in communication sciences and disorders that prepare students for entry into the Master of Science program. Undergraduate preparation must consist of at least 36 semester credit hours and reflect a well integrated program.

  • Achieve a required minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale and a 3.00 or better in the undergraduate major.

  • Send official transcripts directly to CSDCAS from all colleges and universities attended.  No paper transcripts will be accepted.

  • Submit your completed written essay directly to CSDCAS.

  • Submit three references to CSDCAS. No paper references will be accepted.

  • Complete the GRE. Please send your scores to Rockhurst CSDCAS (the code is 7406).  (*Waived for the 20-21 application cycle) 

  • A personal interview with the CSD faculty may be required.

  • Demonstrate the ability to fulfill the Essential Functions of the Speech Language Pathology profession.

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills and appropriate interpersonal skills.

  • International students applying from a non-English speaking country:  Submit a TOEFL score of at least 79 (internet based) directly to Rockhurst University. CSDCAS does NOT accept official TOEFL scores.

  • Complete the prerequisite courses in biological, physical, and behavioral sciences and statistics as required by ASHA for application for certification. 

  • Applicants must have their application verified (GPA calculated) by the February 15, 2021 deadline. Applicants must be completed (e-submitted, payment received, references and transcripts received) at least four weeks in advance of the deadline to ensure the application is verified on time. Applicants that are not verified will not be considered for admission.

    Admission to the graduate CSD program is determined by a faculty admission committee.

    Note: Requirements may be subject to change without notice.

    Important Dates:
    The 2020-2021 CSDCAS application cycle is now open..
    Deadline to submit application is February 15, 2021.

    Students must submit all required materials directly to CSDCAS and must follow guidelines found on the website.

    If you have questions during the application process please contact Rebecca Meeker or call 816-501-4097.

CSDCAS Support Information:
Service is available Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST Phone 617-612-2030 
CSDCAS Address
All official transcripts MUST be sent to CSDCAS at this address:
CSDCAS Verification Department, 
P.O. Box 9113, Watertown, MA  02471


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