Master of Arts- Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program Application

It is recommended that you begin your application process for the Louisiana Tech University graduate program in the fall quarter prior to the graduation from your undergraduate program.  The completed application and all admission credentials (e.g., letters of recommendation, GRE scores, letter of intent, transcript) are due January 15th in the year that you plan to begin graduate school.  Applications will not be considered for admission until all required documentation has been submitted.

Only those students who can demonstrate strong potential for completing all degree requirements will be recommended for admission into the program.  Successful applicants typically have:

  • a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders,
  • a minimum GPA of 3.2 in communicative disorders courses (or in the last 30 semester hours of course work if the bachelor's degree is not in communicative disorders),
  • a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all course work pursued at the bachelor's degree level,
  • a Letter of Intent that is strong in content and demonstrates good written mechanics and organization and communication skills that are characterized by organization and clarity; and
  • 3 letters of recommendation that provide strong support for the applicant's potential for success as a graduate student. 

Applying to Graduate School is a two step process.  You must send information to the Graduate School Admissions Department and to the Department of Speech.  Follow the steps below and remember that all information must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 15th. 


Step 1   Submit application to the Graduate School

Visit and select APPLY NOW link.  Select Graduate School Application and complete the on-line registration and pay application fee.  Do not send this application or fee to the Department of Speech


Step 2   Submit application to Department of Speech - (not the same as Step 1)

To obtain a detailed information packet of instructions and forms that are to be submitted to the Department of Speech click on the following link - Masters of Arts, Speech-Language Pathology. 

If you have questions concerning the application process, please contact:

Brenda L. Heiman, Ph.D., Interim Head


The following forms, which are included in the packet discussed above, may be printed separately as needed


Department of Speech, Graduate Admissions Applicant Information Form for Speech-Language Pathology 

Recommendation Form for Admission into the Master of Arts Program (Speech-Language Pathology)

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Assistant Application

Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Assistant Recommendation Form


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Master of Arts - Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program


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