International Admission Criteria

General instructions for all graduate applicants

  1. Application for admission, either online or paper version.
  2. Non-refundable application processing fee of US $40 (for paper version of application only – no fee for online version).
  3. Official transcripts of all college and university courses completed, sent directly to Maryville University by the registrar of each institution attended. Students who have attended institutions outside the United States should provide comparably certified and evaluated documents (use of services such as World Education Services –WES – is highly recommended – see:  http://www.wes.org for additional information).
  4. A bachelor’s degree for master’s level programs, or master’s degree for doctoral programs, from a regionally accredited institution.  Please see Instruction Pages for specific program requirements.
  5. Cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale (3.50 required in Doctor of Nursing Practice program) in the baccalaureate or master’s degree.
  6. Three letters of recommendation.  Use references who know your professional qualifications and academic readiness for graduate study.  Please use the reference forms located under Downloadable Forms, with portions to be completed by both you and your references.  Forms should be sent directly to Maryville University from your references. (Applicants to all Nursing and Music Therapy programs should include one reference who can objectively evaluate your clinical experience.)
  7. Admission Essay
  8. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  9. International students must submit proof of English proficiency. The TOEFL or IELTS exam is the most common test of English proficiency. Conditional admission is not available for graduate applicants. Please see the International Admissions website for more details regarding Maryville’s English proficiency requirements.
  10. Individual programs may have additional program-specific requirements; see Instruction Pages for a complete listing of these additional requirements.
  11. Please note that no edits or additions can be made to the application once it has been submitted. However, you can submit additional documentation electronically by emailing gradprograms@maryville.edu or by mailing them to:

Maryville University St. Louis
Graduate Admissions
650 Maryville University Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63141

Additional requirements for MS in Speech-Language Pathology
Degree:  B.S. or B.A. in Communication Science and Disorders, Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology OR undergraduate degree in other area plus completion of the essential coursework in Communication Science and Disorders equivalent to the Maryville University courses below:

  • CMSD 100 Introduction to Communication Disorders
  • CMSD 210 Phonetics
  • CMSD 310 Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
  • CMSD 320 Speech and Hearing Science
  • CMSD 330 Nature and Foundations of Language
  • CMSD 340 Audiology
  • CMSD 350 Speech Development and Disorders: Articulation and Phonology
  • CMSD 360 Language Development and Disorders
  • CMSD 370 Aural Rehabilitation
  • CMSD 410 Clinical Methods and Management
  • CMSD 415 Clinical Observation
  • CMSD 430 Professional Issues in Communication Disorders

Demonstrated knowledge, likely through undergraduate coursework, is required for each of the following: biological sciences, physical sciences, statistics, social/behavioral sciences

Essay:    Please provide a double-spaced, typed statement (maximum 500 words) that expresses why you wish to enter the graduate program in speech-language pathology at Maryville and/or the profession of speech-language pathology. Submit essay through the Supplemental Forms section of this site.

Test Scores:

Official score for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), including Verbal, Analytical, and Writing components

A combined score of 100 or higher on the TOEFL is acceptable with minimum sub-scores of the following: speaking sub score of 27, writing sub-score of 23, reading sub-score of 23, and listening sub-score of 27, for students whom English is a second language. A TOEFL paper-based score of 603 with sub-scores of speaking 62, writing 60, reading 57, and listening 62 is acceptable. An IELTS score of 7.0 or higher is also acceptable.

As Clinical Components are an Essential Part of the Graduate Curriculum, the Following Requirement are also Necessary for Enrollment following Admission to the Program:

  • completed physical examinations annually
  • immunity to Measles/Rubeola, Mumps, Rubella, and Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap), Polio, Varicella or Positive Varicella Titer and Hepatitis B (a Hepatitis B declination statement is acceptable in lieu of immunization)
  • TB-Tuberculin PPD test (documented 2-step initially, then annual)
  • annual flu vaccine
  • CPR and First Aid Certification
  • criminal background checks and urine drug screening records
  • verification of health insurance to cover injuries that students may incur while engaged in the Educational Program at the Clinical Center
  • fitting for a respiratory isolation device (i.e. N95 mask), if required by Clinical Center
  • nicotine screening, if required by Clinical Center
  • Signed release of information forms to allow Criminal Record Background Check, Urine Drug Screen, health and other pertinent data to be provided to the Clinical Education Program and to the Clinical Center facilities where the student completes clinical experiences.

Deadline for applications:  February 1st

***The graduate program is in the process of achieving CAA Candidacy Status. Until the process is complete, no students will be enrolled.