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Fall 2020 Application Cycle is now closed. 

Deadline to submit your application to CSDCAS: January 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.

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Admission Process

Fall 2020 Application Cycle is now closed.

The entire application process for Chapman University’s M.S Communication Sciences and Disorders is completed through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS).

Deadline to submit your application to CSDCAS: January 15, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time.

The admissions committee only reviews applications that are submitted and verified. This means that all items required (see below) has been submitted and verified by CSDCAS.  The verification process turnaround time increases during the months of December – February. 

Please turn everything in early to avoid any delays in the application reviewing process.

Required Documents

  1. Official Transcripts for all schools attended – Sent directly to CSDCAS
  2. Official GRE scores – Sent directly to CSDCAS ( Chapman’s GRE Code:0690)
  3. Personal Statement – This is included in the CSDCAS Application
  4. Three Letters of Recommendation – Forms are included in the CSDCAS Application
  5. All documents listed above need to be sent directly to CSDCAS
*Chapman University does not require a supplemental application.
*There are no additional fees. You only need to pay the CSDCAS Fee.

Undergraduate Degree/ Post Bac Requirements

  1. An Undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or the Post Baccalaureate (leveling courses) equivalent is required for this program.
  2. All leveling courses/Post Bac courses must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States
  3. Undergraduate degrees, minors or leveling courses completed outside of the United States will not be accepted.


Admission Appeal Process

Applicants who wish to inquire about or appeal an admission decision may contact the CSD admissions specialist in writing at

If the applicant wishes to submit a formal written appeal, the admissions specialist must receive it within 10 days of the admissions decision. The written appeal will then be forwarded to the Program Director, who will review the applicant’s documentation, discuss it with the admission committee (if deemed necessary) and respond in writing to the applicant.

If the applicant wishes to further appeal the response they may do so in writing to within 10 days of CSD program director’s response to the initial appeal. At this point, meeting will be arranged with the applicant to review their application package and review scores and to discuss the program’s decision.

If the program decides not to admit the student, the applicant may submit a written appeal to the Dean of Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences within 5 working days of notification of the program’s decision. The Dean will confer with the applicant and meet with the program director and admissions committee, if appropriate. Within 10 business days of meeting with the Dean, the applicant will receive a formal written statement indicating the decision of the college. The Dean’s decision is final.

Program Facts

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders is located at Rinker Health Science Campus, Irvine, CA
  • This is full-time, two year program (Fall, Spring and Summer)
  • We do not offer online courses nor part-time status
  • We only accept students once a year and that is during the fall trimester
  • Average GPA: 3.81 Verbal: 152 Quantitative: 149 Writing: 4
  • Our students and faculty are very much involved with the community, scholarship, leadership and legislative advocacy.

ASHA 2020 SLP Certification Standards

The American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) 2020 SLP Certification requirements must be completed in order to receive your Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC’s).

You do not need to complete these courses to be accepted into the program. However, we highly recommend completing these courses before you finish the program.

ASHA Required Course Content Areas:

  • Biological Science Course
  • Physical Science or Chemistry Course
  • Statistics Course
  • Social Science and Behavioral Science Course

For more detailed information and a list of all the acceptable courses please visit the ASHA website.