Admission Requirements

Master of Speech-Language Pathology Professional Admission Phase

Individuals who have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and wish to pursue a profession in speech-language pathology are encouraged to apply to the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at LVC. Students nearing the completion of a bachelor’s degree are also encouraged to apply.

Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis between November and April. Due to the limited number of available program spots, all applicants are encouraged to apply early. The program begins each year in August.

Although admission decisions are holistic, we strongly consider academic performance. Applicants accepted into the MSLP program will most likely meeting the following requirements:

  • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • 25 hours of observation of speech-language pathologists who hold the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence
  • Completion of all required pre-and-co-requisite coursework (outlined below) within the last 10 years


Application Materials

(All to be submitted through CSDCAS application)

  • A completed online CSDCAS application.
    • Create a CSDCAS account at
    • In the “Add Program” tab, search for Lebanon Valley College and add the program.
    • Complete and submit the CSDCAS application with all required materials.
    • Submit any updates to your CSDCAS application as they occur (transcripts, etc.).
  • Official college transcripts from all colleges attended showing at least a 3.3 overall GPA
    • Institutions outside of the United States must be recognized as a degree-granting institution in its home country. A course-by-course evaluation of all foreign university transcripts by an independent service based in the United States is required. World Education Services (WES) and SpanTran Evaluation Services are two suggested evaluators. Please have your official evaluation sent directly to Lebanon Valley College.
  • Documentation of completed pre-requisite courses
  • Documentation of Clinical Hours
  • Two Recommendations
  • GRE taken within the last five years recommended but not required

The most qualified applicants, based on a review of the above admission standards, will be invited for a personal interview; a final admission decision will be made after the interview.

Required Pre- and Co-Requisites

  • Introduction to Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • Introduction to Research and Writing in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Phonetics
  • Speech Science
  • Neurocognitive Communication
  • Audiology
  • Aural Rehabilitation
  • Introduction to Clinical Practicum
  • Multicultural Issues in CSD
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Biology or Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry or Physics
  • Statistics
  • Lifespan Development (usually a psychology class)