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Frequently Asked Questions - Graduate Studies
What do I need to do to apply to the master's program at UND?
You will find instructions and information regarding the application process on the UND Graduate School Web site.
What factors determine whether a student will be admitted to the master's program?
Four components of a student's application are considered: GPA, GRE scores, recommendations, and the student's statement of goals.
What are the GPA requirements for the program?
The UND Graduate School requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.00). In addition, CSD requires a GPA of at least 3.00 in the courses required for the undergraduate major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. The average GPA for students who have accepted admission to the program in the past 3 years is about 3.50.
What are the GRE requirements for the program?
There is no minimum for GRE scores. The average GRE scores for students who accepted admission to the program over the past 3 years are in the 40 to 45th percentile range. Additional information about the GRE can be found at the ETS Web site.
From whom should I get recommendations? How many recommendations will I need to submit?
All recommendations should come from professors who have taught your CSD or CSD related courses. You must submit three recommendations.
What do I need to address in my statement of goals?
You should describe your motivation for becoming a speech-language pathologist as well as the qualities you possess and experiences you have had that will help you succeed as a student and professional in speech-language pathology.
When are the applications due?
The deadline for fall admission is January 15. In general, the course sequence for the master's program dictates that students begin the program in the fall semester.
When are the notices of acceptance sent out?
Notices are usually sent out during the third week of March.
Is there financial aid for master's students and how do I apply for it?
The department has a limited number of assistantships and tuition waivers. There is no application process. Awards are made on the basis of the strength of the student's application (GPA, GRE scores, etc.), and students receiving aid are notified when they are accepted into the program.
What is the student to faculty ratio in the department?
The student to faculty ratio is 3:1.
One-Stop Student Services
One-Stop combines most payment, financial aid, personal information and degree-related functions into a single, convenient location. You can access One-Stop right here online, by phone or in person on the first floor of the Memorial Union.
Where can I file a complaint about the graduate program?