Application Requirements

The Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders program at UCF participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service, known as CSDCAS. Prospective students applying to the Communication Sciences and Disorders MA program for the Spring 2017 entering class and beyond must apply online using the CSDCAS application. To learn more about the CSDCAS application process, visit

Entry Terms: The program only accepts one application from each prospective student per application deadline. The program admits for Summer, Fall and Spring terms.  To begin the program in Summer or Fall, the application deadline is February 1st and applicants must choose to apply for either the Summer or Fall semester.  The application deadline for Spring admission is October 1st and applicants may apply for Spring admission regardless of whether they have applied for previous terms.

Step 1: Complete our Program’s CSDCAS Application

  • Application portal opens August 2
  • Completed CSDCAS Application (
  • Official, competitive GRE score (verbal, quantitative, and written) obtained within the last five years. Use GRE CODE for UCF CSDCAS: 7407.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation with CSDCAS recommendation forms, preferably two from former faculty members. Letters of recommendation cannot be dated more than one year prior to the date of the application deadline.
  • A letter of intent describing educational background, professional experiences, future goals, and how you will embody and uphold the ASHA Code of Ethics ( in your professional career
  • A current resume.
  • Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
  • All international students must meet university minimum TOEFL score requirements regardless of language in which the undergraduate program was completed.

Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed. 
All application materials MUST be sent directly to CSDCAS. Materials sent to the university or program will not be accepted. Application materials must be received by CSDCAS no later than October 1st for Spring admission and February 1st for Summer and Fall admission.

Step 2: Complete University of Central Florida’s Graduate School Application

In addition to your CSDCAS application, applicants must also submit a UCF application for graduate admission at Supporting documents (i.e. transcripts,test scores, etc.) do not need to be submitted to UCF directly.

University applications must also be submitted by the stated application deadlines.
Admission to the Communication Sciences and Disorders program is granted on a competitive basis. Approximately thirty-five (35) students are admitted each semester.  Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the program. The recent class statistics are listed on the Graduate Program Profile webpage.  Additionally, the program reserves the right to deny admission or dismiss a student after admission to the program if, in the judgment of the faculty, the student fails to demonstrate and/or uphold the ASHA Code of Ethics ( during coursework and/or practice in the field.   A background check is required for all new students during their first semester in the program.  All applicants and admitted students must perform certain Essential Functions in order to participate and complete program requirements.

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