Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The distance program accepts students every 2 years and will begin accepting applications, October 1, 2016 and the deadline is February 1. The CSD program at JMU participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service known as CSDCAS. In order to be considered for admission, you must also complete an application through CSDCAS.

All applicants are encouraged to visit our website at for complete instructions.
Follow all instructions carefully.

Program Begins

Summer semester 2017

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Due to complications regarding clinicals and licensure requirements we are not able to provide acceptance to individuals who reside outside of the US at this time.

Required Tests

GRE General Test

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee

Upon successful admission by the program, send official transcripts to The Graduate School.
The preferred method is an electronic copy sent via e-Scrip or National Student Clearing House .
If an electronic transcript is not an option, official, unopened paper transcript(s) can be mailed to:

The Graduate School
James Madison University
17 West Grace Street
MSC 6702
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Required by Program

Applicants are required to complete an application through CSDCAS and JMU.

Applicants will submit through CSDCAS:

  • A personal written statement
  • Official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043
  • Official transcripts
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Please note:
    • There is a minimal GPA requirement of 3.25 in the major
    • We do not provide GA/TA funding for part- time students.
  • All applicants are encouraged to visit our website at for complete information. Follow all instructions carefully.

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