Admissions Requirements - All Programs

In addition to completing the admissions process, each new student must receive or acquire the following:

New Student Orientation
New students must attend a mandatory orientation meeting on campus. Students are responsible for any expenses that may be incurred in order to attend. During the meeting, students will be oriented to Nova Southeastern University and the Programs in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders and participate in speech and hearing screenings, and meet some of the faculty. Students will have completed their plans of study, submitted their registration and tuition, and purchased the required Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), Fifth Edition, prior to the orientation meeting. Students should review the Student Handbook online (http://www.schoolofed.nova.edu/slp/studenthandbook/index.htm) and are responsible for familiarizing themselves with all of the departmental policies and procedures. Students are required to sign a form reflecting knowledge of the online student handbook.

Student Insurance
All students are required to have liability insurance for the duration of enrollment in the Programs in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders (including prerequisite courses). Each student will be charged $10 per term for coverage under the program insurance plan. Insurance will be renewed annually by the program.

Computer Requirement
Throughout the program, students will be required to conduct online library research, communicate via NSU email, and use word-processing for writing papers and clinical reports. Students are required to own a computer, and obtain an Internet service provider account (ISP).

Videotaping/Audiotaping Policy
Students are videotaped in certain academic classes and clinical labs for teaching-learning purposes. Students must sign a release form for being videotaped at the time of first orientation. Students should obtain permission from instructors to videotape or audiotape lectures. Verbal permission is acceptable.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders Program at the Fischler School of Education focuses on training speech-language pathologists to provide a full range of services to individuals with communication disorders in a variety of professional settings. The master's in speech-language pathology provides a scientifically-based academic and clinical curricula to foster critical thinking and application of best practices. Course content in our online graduate program is research-based and prepares students to meet the requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence, and the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). The master's in speech-language pathology (SLP) is also accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of ASHA.

If you are interested in the SLP Master's program, you will need to complete the Application and Admissions Packet, which can be found on the M.S. Admissions Process page.

The following information is required to complete the admissions process:

  • Master’s Degree Admission Application
  • Master’s Degree Admission Recommendation Form
  • Master’s Degree Transcript Request Form
  • Master’s Degree Supplemental to Application
Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology

The Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLP.D.) is designed to foster the continued academic education of speech-language pathologists pursuing an advanced, professional doctoral degree. This program fosters the development of knowledge, leadership, and problem-solving skills through scientifically based curricula that incorporate current research, ethical decision making, and models of best practice. Doctoral students are encouraged to analyze, synthesize, and apply research-based theory to their current work environment and through the development of the applied dissertation. The doctoral program in speech language pathology fulfills a commitment to society by providing practicing clinicians with a variety of forums to keep their knowledge base current by allowing a flexible schedule for obtaining doctoral education and providing an environment that nurtures the development of current practitioners and future leaders.

If you are interested in the SLP.D. program, you will need to complete the Application and Admissions Packet, which can be found on the Doctoral Admissions Process page.

The following information is required to complete the admissions process:

  • Doctoral Degree Admission Application
  • Doctoral Degree Admission Recommendation Form
  • Doctoral Degree Transcript Request Form
  • Doctoral Degree Supplemental to Application
  • Article to Accompany Doctoral Supplemental Application
  • Submit Miller Analogy Test Scores
International Students

International Student Admissions

International students must present verification of student visa or residency status. Due to availability of clinical placements, students who live outside of the United States, including Canada, during their course of study will not be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders [SLCD] program. Furthermore, students accepted to the SLCD program may not relocate outside of the United States, including Canada, before the completion of the degree.

The admissions committee reserves the right to require the following:

  • An official TOEFL score of 600 (for non-native English speakers)

  • An official TSE score of 50 (for non-native English speakers)

  • Verification of a student I-20 visa or permanent residency status. International doctoral candidates who intend to reside in the United States and who are required to obtain an I-20 must be full-time, degree-seeking doctoral candidates and must attend the main campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For further information, contact the international student adviser, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796, or telephone (954) 262-7240. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis.

Send documents to:

Nova Southeastern University
Fischler School of Education and Human Services
Programs in Speech-Language and Communication Disorders
Attention: Admissions
1750 NE 167th Street
North Miami Beach, Florida 33162-3017
Phone: 800-986-3223 ext. 7700 or (954) 262-7700