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Communication Disorders

Martin Bldg. Room 34
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-543-4993
Fax: 660-543-8234

Admission Criteria and Procedures

Deadline for Admission Application

*Please note change in application groupings: Summer admission is now being considered with Spring- Deadline: October 1

Admission Semester

Application deadline

(all materials must be received by)

Response letters in the mail by:
    Spring & Summer     October 1     November 1
    Fall     March 1

    April 1


*Application materials must be 'in hand' by the published deadline. Postmark does not constitute 'received'. It is the responsibility of the applicant to check the status of required materials. Please feel free to call Brenda Dooley @ 660-543-4993 to see what materials have been received, or are still missing. You will receive an email from when all the required documents are received.


Application Requirements: Graduate Catalog program information (pg 33-35)

*It is the sole responsiblity of the applicant to confirm all required materials have been received by the program admissions committee by the deadline stated above.

Complete applications will include the following:

1. Minimum GPA for Consideration: 3.0

2. Online Graduate application and official transcripts from undergraduate degree program(s). Please send to:

University of Central Missouri
Graduate School
WDE 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093

You must apply to the University to be considered by the program Speech-Language Pathology MS (Please do not choose Communications MA). Once you are approved by the UCM Graduate School, you may check the status of your application on-line, or by calling 660-543-4621. Please provide current email and phone information on your application. That is the information used to contact you regarding your application.

*please note that acceptance by the UCM Graduate School does not guarantee acceptance to the Communication Disorders Program

3. Official Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) GRE code for UCM : 6090 or mail to:

Testing Services
P.O. Box 800
Warrensburg, MO 64093

4. Materials to be submitted directly to the Communication Disorders Program include:

- Three completed Recommendation for Graduate Admission forms completed by university instructors and/or clinical instructors (if the applicant has completed a program in Communication Disorders).  Recommendation forms may be completed by employers if the applicant did not graduate from a program in Communication Disorders. It is your responsibility to provide this form to your recommendation writers, and impress upon them the due date requirement.

- Letter of Intent should include your Professional Goal Statement covering relevant qualifications, experience, and interests; The statement should not exceed three double-spaced, typed pages. Please be sure to include your name and contact information.

- Academic vitae (resume) your academic history clearly identifying your undergraduate institution, curriculum/major, degree awarded, awarded date, and your clinical experience in communication sciences and disorders, if any.   Please be sure to include your name and contact information.

- An unofficial copy of your GRE score report. Sometimes there is a delay in the University posting to the place that can be retrieved by the department, this will allow us to consider your application contingently until official results can be validated.

--> Please send hard copy of these items to:

Communication Disorders 
Attn: Application Committee 
Martin 34
P.O. Box 800 
Warrensburg, MO 64093


If you are within the last 2 weeks of the submission period, we strongly encourage you to send your documents through Federal Express with an overnight or 2-day delivery guarantee. Standard mail can take up to two weeks to make its way to the program. Please do not wait until 1-2 days prior to submit materials. The deadline is firm for documents to be ‘in hand’, not just postmarked.



*Incomplete and/or delayed applications are not eligible for consideration. The program assumes no responsibility for delayed or misdirected application materials. Electronic and fax submission of application materials is not allowed. You are encouraged to track your submission items, or send your complete application packet via 'Priority Mail'. FedEx or UPS are the only means to ensure prompt delivery directly to the program representative.