How to Apply

To apply you must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants from any undergraduate major are welcome to apply.

There are a number of prerequisite courses for the program, but you can take them in the first year of graduate study if you did not take them during your undergraduate degree. These include Research Methods in Communication Science and Human Neuroscience, among others. View a full list of courses.

Application Components

Laptop Requirement

Laptops are integrated into the curriculum at the College of Public Health to improve opportunities for active learning and provide greater access to specialized software and required tools in and out of the classroom. Incoming students are required to have a laptop that meets certain minimum hardware specifications. Review full laptop requirements.

Additional Requirements for International Students

For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. Official TOEFL scores should be sent directly to CSDCAS using the CSDCAS-specific code C122.

A WES Evaluation is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States.

Application Deadline

  • Fall: Feb. 1

Financial Aid 

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has very limited scholarship funding available for master's students. Learn more about outside scholarship resources available to graduate students.

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to apply for need-based assistance through Temple University's Office of Student Financial Services.

Explore scholarship and financial aid information.

Health Screenings and Background Clearances

Prospective students should note that they are seeking enrollment in a program that prepares individuals to enter a profession that routinely requires health screenings and background clearances. 

Fieldwork agencies typically require a variety of background checks, including a criminal background check, child abuse clearance and fingerprinting. Prospective students are encouraged to retrieve background and health clearances as soon as possible to ensure that nothing in their background would prevent them from pursuing a chosen career. Additionally, the sooner admitted students gather such information the less likely they will experience problems or delays in their placements and time to degree