Admission Requirements and Procedures for Master’s Program in Speech and Language Pathology
The master’s program in speech and language pathology at Albizu University, Miami Campus, integrates theory and practice within a multicultural framework. For detailed information on the program, please click here.
Application for Admission
The application for the master’s program in speech and language pathology consists of the following:
1. A completed and signed application form submitted prior to the established deadline and accompanied by the $50 application fee. Begin the application process by setting up an online account.
2. Official transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) institutions attended, showing that the following conditions have been met:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States is required. Applicants enrolled in an institution of higher education outside the United States whose standards of training are substantially equivalent to the standards of training of those institutions in the United States will also be considered.
Preference is given to applicants with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher. Completed applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis if the academic credentials of the applicant do not meet the minimum requirement.
The transcripts must include any degree received.
3. Three letters of recommendation, preferably from past professors, either on letterhead or using the official Albizu recommendation form.
4. GRE (Graduate Record Examination) or EXADEP (Graduate Studies Admission Examination) scores from exams taken within the last 5 years.
5. Prerequisite course work completed prior to admission in the following topics: Introduction to Exceptional Child Education, Biological Science (Neuroanatomy or Neurophysiology), Statistics in Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Professional Writing, Acoustics, and Chemistry or Physics.
6. A current curriculum vitae summarizing the applicant’s credentials.
7. Proof of appropriate immigration status for all international students. International students should also submit an official evaluation of academic credentials by an authorized agency. The credentials must include the GPA. For detailed information on this requirement, please refer to the Credential Evaluation Services page of the Albizu website. All admission credentials for international students must be received by Albizu University at least 90 days prior to the beginning of the session of expected enrollment.
Once the Admissions Office has received all documentation and credentials, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the program faculty, and a multi-tiered process of selecting candidates for interviews and admission begins.
The file is first reviewed by faculty who determine if an interview should be granted. The decision of the program faculty to interview a prospective student does not indicate or imply acceptance. After the interview, the faculty will evaluate the applicant to determine if he/she meets the criteria for admission. Ultimately, Albizu University reserves the right to reject any applicant.
Every applicant receives a letter from the Admissions Office containing the decision of the program faculty on his or her admission. Applicants who are accepted for admission are required by the University to confirm acceptance by submitting a non-refundable deposit of $200 to be applied to fees and tuition.
Each admitted student must provide the Admissions Office with one form of identification following enrollment and before the end of the first academic session. Acceptable forms of identification include, among others, a state driver’s license or state identification card, a current passport, a military ID card, a state- or government-issued birth certificate, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, or a resident alien card. The admission file will not be considered complete until this requirement has been met.
Transfer of Credits Policy
In order to be accepted for transfer credit, courses must have been completed at an accredited institution of higher learning and passed with a grade of “B” (3.00 on a 4.00 scale) or better. The maximum number of transfer credits that may be applied to a terminal master’s degree is six (6).
Any course completed more than five years prior to the date of application for admission to Albizu may be transferred only with the approval of the program director. There is no time limit for the transfer of credits from degree programs completed at Albizu University.
The credit transfer process is not automatic. Students must request a transfer of credits at the Admissions Office following their first term enrollment in order to initiate the process. Please note that a $15 per-credit fee is charged for credit transfers from outside institutions.