You will find everything you need to apply for the Master of Health Science in Communication Disorders program here. The program accepts a limited number of applicants and generally admits students only for the fall semester.

Prospective Applicants — Please Note!

Applications for the MHS in Communication Disorders Program are currently closed.  We are building the information for our Fall 2016 admission application process at this time.  Detailed instructions will be available on this webpage in early August.  The application process will be opened in September, and applications will be due in January. 

Application Process

The Communication Disorders Program utilizes the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS), which is separate from and replaces the Governors State University general online application system.  DO NOT use the university's general online application system. Step-by-step instructions for applying will be provided on this website in early August.

NOTE: If you are reapplying to the graduate program at GSU from a previous year, please be aware that ALL applicants will be required to create a new application for the 2015-2016 application cycle and have new references, personal statements and transcripts sent to CSDCAS. To apply to our program, you should access the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) at  

General Information:

  • Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree at a university with regional accreditation by their projected entry date into the master’s program.  
  • Applicants must have at least five completed courses in the discipline on their transcripts at the time of application to be considered for admission to the graduate program.
  • In addition to meeting university criteria, the following minimum criteria should be noted.

1.      Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all undergraduate course work.

2.      Applicants must have a (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all undergraduate course work in the discipline.

3.      A minimum of two letters of recommendation must be provided by faculty in Communication Disorders who can address the applicant’s potential to succeed in graduate school. 

  • Students admitted to the program must document a passing score on the Test of Academic Proficiency, ACT, or SAT in order to be fully admitted to candidacy in the program. Please refer to the following guidance document:
    Link to ACT ISBE Handout