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Application Information

Application Materials for Submission

The Speech Language Pathology (SLP) program uses a web-based Centralized Application Service for Communication Sciences & Disorders programs (CSDCAS). 

Applicants must apply through CSDCAS and to the University of Utah. The link to apply to the University of Utah will be in the Add Program section in CSDCAS. Both applications must be submitted before the January 15th deadline. Since CSDCAS is located in Eastern Time the portal will close midnight ET. Depending on your time zone, keep in mind the time differences. 

CSDCAS Applications are due January 15, midnight Eastern Time.
University of Utah applications are due January 15, midnight Mountain time.


In CSDCAS create an account and profile. The application can be accessed frequently in order to complete the required portions of the application. But once you submit the application you will not be able to change information but only add new material.

You will log into the dashboard. Complete these sections: My Application, Add Program, Submit Application. Each section will have from 1-6 areas to complete.

    Personal information: Citizenship, race, biographic
    Academic History: Includes colleges/universities attended, transcript entry, no GRE required for standardized tests.
    Supporting Information: This section includes evaluations, experiences, guided clinical experiences, achievements and conferences attended.  
    Evaluations are the letters of recommendation. The recommenders will submit the evaluation form and letter to CSDCAS. Three letters of recommendation (at least two academic faculty preferred) Note: Current University of Utah students must complete the Permission to Release Education Record for each U of U faculty member to write a letter of recommendation. 
         ~Experiences: Includes employment, extracurricular activities, leadership, research, shadowing and volunteering.
         ~Guided Clinical Experiences: not applicable
         ~Achievements: Awards, honors, presentations, scholarships, and publications.
         ~Conferences Attended: List if applicable.
    Program Materials: Here you search for The University of Utah and then select the program of interest. This section will have program information as well as the link to apply to the University of Utah graduate programs. This section includes:
          ~Questions: Letter of Intent-there are 5 statements to answer.
          ~Documents: Upload a 2-10 page original writing sample or manuscript. Clinic reports or not accepted.         
          ~Other: Click on add document, choose your file (pdf preferred) and upload the WS into CSDCAS.
          ~Prerequisites: Shows prerequisites for program. If you have not added any coursework click on Go to Transcript entry            to complete.

     Program or Organization search: University of Utah and then select program of interest. 

    This section is where you can review the application, add or make changes, check on status of program tasks, pay for the application, and submit. Once submitted you will not be able to make changes, but you can add materials only. No refunds accepted.

    In the U of U application, create an account and complete the following before paying the fee and submitting your application. Upload any documents at this time as well.

    Biographical information: name, sex, birthdate, birthplace, native language, address, phone #, email, citizenship
    Additional Personal Information: Military affiliation, optional info: gender identity
    Academic Program: SLP.MS
    Residency: This is for tuition purposes. Legal resident of Utah for in-state 
    Academic History: Universities and colleges attended.
    Test Scores: GRE not required
    Additional Materials: Upload your CV/Resume (required), Cumalitive GPA
    Transcripts: You can upload unofficial but the U does require official transcripts be ordered through the Parchment or other program. Officials will be sent directly to Graduate admissions.


    If English is not your native language, please arrange to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) so that the scores are received by January 15th for Fall semester. The University's requirements for the TOEFL is a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based test. The requirement for the IELTS is a score of 6.5. We will weigh the entire application to determine the ability of the student to complete the program successfully.


    The University of Utah Speech-Language Pathology, PhD program and the Audiology Program participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which is coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE).

    Residents of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming who are admitted to either the PhD program or the Audiology program are eligible to enroll at resident tuition rates.

    Learn more about the Western Regional Graduate Program

    Western Regional Graduate Program State List

    CSDCAS Application

    Contact Us

    For academic and graduate questions, contact:
    Dr. Robert Kraemer
    SLP Program Director

    For pre-requisite or leveling program
    questions, contact:

    Dr. Tyler Christopulos
    SLPA Program Director 

    For application questions, contact:
    Leigh Ann Benevides
    Program Information Coordinator