Application Procedure

Forms

The Department of Communicative Disorders admits students into its Master of Science degree program in the Fall semester of each year. The Department is committed to ensuring that each applicant is given a fair opportunity for admission into the program. The applicant should read the instructions carefully; failure to provide required information may prevent the applicant from being considered for admission. Besides submitting application materials to the Division of Graduate Studies, applicants are required to submit specified application materials directly to the master’s program.

Deadline for Application to the Master’s program: March 1 of each year.

Applicants must mail the following to the Communicative Disorders Program, 350  Woodrow Wilson Ave, Suite 2301-A,  Jackson, MS 39213:

  1. Copy of completed application
  2. Official transcripts directly sent from all undergraduate (and graduate, if appropriate) schools the applicant attended
  3. Official copy of the GRE score sent directly by the Educational Testing Service
  4. Personal typewritten statement that includes the applicant’s (a) understanding of the profession of speech-language pathology; (b) reasons for pursuing graduate study in speech-language pathology; (c) professional goals; (d) strengths that will contribute to success in the graduate program at Jackson State University; (e) limitations, if any, that may need to be addressed in order to successfully pursue graduate studies in speech-language pathology; and, (f) past work experiences, if any, that have helped to prepare the applicant for graduate studies.
  5. Recommendation forms completed by three speech-language pathology instructors and/or clinical supervisors. (Students with degrees in professions other than speech-language pathology may obtain these from instructors in their major area of study.) The form is included in the application packet mailed to the applicant. Also, it may be downloaded by clicking on Forms.
  6. An official copy of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) sent directly by the Educational Testing Service. This score is required of all international applicants and students for whom English is a second language.

Applicants must mail the following to the Division of Graduate Studies, Jackson State University, P.O. Box 17095, Jackson, MS 39127-0195:

  1. Original application for admission
  2. Immunization record showing proof of immunization compliance for measles and rubella if born after December 1957.
  3. Official transcripts directly sent from all undergraduate (and graduate, if appropriate) schools the applicant attended
  4. Official copy of the GRE score sent directly by the Educational Testing

Service International Applicants must also submit the following:

  1. Official copy of the Test of English as a Foreign Language
  2. A $20.00 application fee using a money order
  3. Two certified, translated copies of all transcripts, marks sheets, and diplomas direct from the university/college to the Division of Graduate studies. A minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average) at the undergraduate level for regular admission.
  4. Certified Declaration of Financial Support on file in the Office of International Programs. (See Graduate Catalog for details.)