More about this program

Application Deadline

The application will open on September 15, 2024. The application deadline is January 15, 2025 to be considered for admission to the program.

The Online M.S. SLP program accepts students every 2 years.

The application is a TWO-PART process. The CSD program at JMU participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service (CSDCAS). In order to be considered for admission, you will complete an application through CSDCAS and also an application through JMU.

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

Program Begins

 Summer semester 2025


Send official transcripts to JMU only if offered admission, you will be directed and required to submit to the JMU Graduate School an official transcript from any institution from which a degree has been awarded to finalize your admission. Transcripts are considered official if they are sent to JMU directly from the issuing institution.

Required by Program

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

Applicants will submit through JMU:

  • Video submission (3-minute video) - The purpose of the video submission is for the admissions committee to get to know you. We are specifically interested in evidence of critical-thinking skills, such as compassion, collaboration, adaptability, resilience, and openness to feedback.  See the Graduate School application for more details. 

Applicants will submit through CSDCAS:

  • Completion of an essay addressing a clinical scenario (see prompt in CSDCAS application)
  • Completion of the experiences and achievements section
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation. At least one letter should be from a faculty member. The second letter can be from an employer or from a leader in an extracurricular organization (e.g. athletics, community agency, on and off-campus clubs, etc. ) We are looking for your letter writers to provide evidence of your critical-thinking skills, and interpersonal skills, such as compassion, collaboration, adaptability, resilience, and openness to feedback. Letter writers should not be friends or family members.
  • Note that JMU is no longer requiring GRE scores
Please note: 
  • There is a minimum 3.25 overall GPA and major GPA.
  • GA/TA funding is not available for part- time students.
  • All applicants are encouraged to visit the admission page of our website for complete information. Follow all instructions carefully.
Online Application
International Applicants

International Graduate Information

Details regarding transcripts and credential evaluations from non-US academic institutions can be found on the Transcripts & Credential Evaluation webpage. 

Applicants who reside outside of the U.S. must meet the requirements of the program and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for certification, including supervision of all clinical experiences by an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist.

International applicants are welcome to apply, however, this program is offered online only. Visas to study in the United States can only be issued for primarily in-person programs. A visa cannot be issued for programs that are primarily online.


This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located and other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.

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