Admissions Criteria

Application: Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service
Deadline for CSDCAS applications: February 1, 2021
Classes begin: May 24, 2021

The LSU Health Shreveport Speech-Language Pathology Program accepts applications for admission via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). Applicants should send all application materials (e.g., transcripts, GRE) directly to CSDCAS. Applicants should NOT send any application documents directly to the Speech-Language Pathology Program or LSU Health Shreveport.

The following are the minimum admission requirements for application to the Speech-Language Pathology Program:

1. Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university by the first day of class in the SLP Program. 

2. Minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) by the application deadline. 

3. Undergraduate transcripts should document successful completion of one or more courses in each of the following four areas: #1) biological science, #2) chemistry or physics, #3) statistics, and #4) social/behavioral sciences. Visit Prerequisite Course Content Areas Related to SLP Certification Standards for more information. Any questions related to undergraduate prerequisites courses should be directed to the Admissions Committee. 

4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores from within the last five years sent to GRE DI code 2213 by the application deadline. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. There is no minimum score; however, the GRE score is heavily weighted in the evaluation and ranking of applications.The GRE scores have to be from within the past five years. For applicants who have taken the exam multiple times, the program only counts the most recent scores for all sections (no super-scoring).

5. Three reference letters completed by instructors or supervisors via the CSDCAS evaluation portal by the application deadline. 

6. An essay uploaded via the CSDCAS documents section taking a position on the following statement by the application deadline: “There are many roads to success.” Develop and support your essay, consider instances in which the statement may or may not hold true. In so doing, you may choose to pull from your own life experiences or those of others. 

7. After initial processing of applications, selected applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.

8. Accepted students must certify that they meet the technical standards established by the program with or without reasonable accommodations. 

The Speech-Language Pathology program assures equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or veteran's status. 

Student Admissions

Speech-Language Pathology

Residents of AR and TX are eligible for in-state tuition rates!


Student Admissions Office
(318) 813-2908

Speech-Language Pathology 
Admissions Committee

Heather Anderson, EdD, CCC-SLP
Johanna Boult, PhD, CCC-SLP