All Southeast, nonresident alumni who are seeking their first graduate degree and are admitted to the Graduate School may qualify for the Missouri resident rate. Visit semo.edu/residency for details!
Applicants with undergraduate majors in disciplines other than Communication Disorders must meet the admission criteria for all graduate students indicated above and must also have completed or be enrolled in the following courses:
CD211 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism (4)
CD225 Phonetics (3)
CD230 Introduction to Communication Disorders (4)
CD340 Normal Speech and Language Development (3)
CD371 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing Mechanism (3)
CD406 Service Delivery in Communication Disorders (4)
CD408 Language and Fluency Disorders (3)
CD409 Articulation and Voice Disorders (3)
CD426 Hearing Disorders: Audiologic Assessment (3)
Students with undergraduate majors in disciplines other than Communication Disorders who are interested in graduate study in Communication Disorders should contact the department for a meeting with a department advisor.
The Department of Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Computerized Application System (CSDCAS). This system provides a convenient way to apply to multiple programs while submitting only one set of application materials. You may access the application at https://portal.csdcas.org/ to create an account and begin the application process. Note that a fee is required to participate in the CSDCAS application system. During the application process, be sure to designate Southeast Missouri State University as one of your applicant institutions.
The deadline for submitting all application materials is February 1 for the following fall semester cohort. Applications that have not been completed by this date will be ineligible for consideration. It is the applicant’s responsibility to meet the deadline requirements.
Follow the instructions on the CSDCAS web application carefully and submit all required materials:
1. You must submit your Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score to the CSDCAS system. When registering to take the GRE (https://www.ets.org/gre), you must request that your scores be reported to a special program code for our program (the GRE code you should use for applicants to Southeast Missouri State University is: 7484). Your score will then be placed in your CSDCAS web application and our program will be authorized to view the scores.
2. The department requires 2 letters of recommendation, which are requested during the CSDCAS application process. Directions are provided in the online application. Letters should not be sent directly to the department or admissions office at the university. Only letters requested and submitted through CSDCAS will be accepted. If more than 2 letters are submitted, only the first 2 letters in order of submission will be considered by the admissions committee. It is strongly suggested to choose references such as instructors from major courses or supervisors of clinically relevant experiences, if possible. Additional letters are not advised, nor necessary.
3. You must submit all official transcripts to CSDCAS at the address below:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
When completing the CSDCAS web application, you will notice that there is a supplemental application required. For this requirement, you should complete the Southeast Missouri State University online Application for Graduate Admission at (www.semo.edu/apply.html) and pay the $30 non-refundable graduate application fee (one-time fee). In addition, you must send a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate to:
Southeast Missouri State University
Office of Admissions, MS3550
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Important Note: Note that this is a procedural step required by Southeast Missouri State University in addition to the CSDCAS application.Applicants who have not completed this step by the application deadline will not be considered for admission.
Applications for the Communication Disorders Graduate Program are considered for fall admission only. Please check the website for details. In addition to the application materials and steps required by the CSDCAS and Southeast Missouri State University applications, an interview is required for prospective graduate students. Candidates selected by the Admissions Committee members will participate in a 15-minute web-based interview in February or March. Upon completion of the first round of interviews, the committee will send out decision letters. Students have until April 15 to respond. Upon completion of the interviews, should additional spots in the cohort become available, the next group of applicants will be invited to participate in the interview process. This process will continue on a rolling basis until all 18 available spots in the cohort are filled.
If you wish to apply for a graduate assistantship or other financial assistance, please visit the department's Financial Aid page. Note that the department offers a limited number of departmental graduate assistantships for which anyone who is granted admission to the graduate program may apply. Other departments and offices on campus may also have openings available for assistantships and a list of these positions is maintained in the graduate office. Be sure to complete the application form for a graduate assistantship (this form is available on the financial aid page) if you wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship in the department. Other departments and offices may require a separate application form and/or process. The deadline for application for graduate assistantships in the department is February 1. Decisions regarding graduate assistantships are made after admissions have been determined and are offered only to students who have accepted admission.
If you have questions concerning any aspect of the CSDCAS web application process, please contact CSDCAS via the methods described below:
If you have questions concerning the supplemental application to Southeast Missouri State University, please contact Graduate Admissions at 573.651.2192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about admission to the graduate program in Communication Disorders at Southeast Missouri State University, contact Dr. Jayanti Ray, Interim Department Chairperson (email@example.com) or Mrs. Amy Herren, Graduate Admissions Committee Chairperson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Jayanti Ray, PhD
Phone: (573) 651-2155
Office: Grauel 112F