Allied Health Professions

Admission Requirements

Criteria for Admission:

Applicants to the Speech-Language Pathology Program at LSU Health Shreveport must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the first day of class. A degree in communication sciences and disorders is not required for consideration.

Transcripts should document successful completion of one or more courses in each of the following areas:

  • Biological Science
  • Physical Science
  • Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Applicants who lack a course in one or more of these areas should consult with the admissions committee.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Occasionally those with below a 3.0 GPA are considered for admission at the discretion of the admissions committee.

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required. There is no minimum score; however, the GRE score is heavily weighted in the evaluation and ranking of applications. The GRE scores have to be from within the past five years. For applicants who have taken the exam multiple times, the program only counts the most recent scores, for all sections (no super-scoring). 

Admission to the program is competitive; meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will convert the GRE and GPA to z-scores and the initial ranking of applicants will be based on this conversion. Letters of recommendation and the applicant’s admissions essay will be reviewed by faculty and may adjust the rank ordering.

Admitted students must certify that they meet the technical standards established by the program.

Residents of Arkansas and Texas are eligible for non-resident fee waivers so that they may be considered in-state residents for the purposes of tuition.

The Speech-Language Pathology Program assures equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or veteran's status.

CSDCAS Application:

The Speech-Language Pathology Program at LSU Health Shreveport utilizes the online application system, Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). For more information on admissions process, visit the Apply page.