Application Deadline

Admissions for the 2021 cohort is closed.

The Online MS SLP application will open in fall 2022.

The distance program accepts students every 2 years.

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 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 2023


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 - limited to 3 minutes - Give an example of a time you faced a serious obstacle or failure and how you handled it? What did you learn? How will that experience help you through the challenges of completing the JMU Online MS SLP program?

Applicants will submit through CSDCAS:

  • Written statement addressing a clinical scenario
  • Official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043
  • Official transcripts
  • 2 names of references with contact information
  • Please note: 
    • There is a minimum 3.25 overall GPA and major GPA.
    • We do not provide GA/TA funding 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

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.


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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