Master of Communication Disorders Application Checklist & Deadlines

Master of Arts in Communication Disorders

The Master of Arts in Communication Disorders (CMDS) program provides the specialized coursework and practical experience that prepare and qualify successful candidates for careers in speech-language pathology. This program is characterized by high standards, close collaboration between students and faculty, and strong, broad-based professional preparation. Specific course information and requirements can be found in the catalog.

Application Checklist

  • Online application and $40 fee
  • Official GRE test scores (sent directly to Graduate Office)
  • Personal Statement (uploaded in online application)
  • Three letters of recommendation with accompanying CMDS form  (Submit recommender’s information in online application)
  • Transcripts  from all colleges and universities from which you earned college credit, including high school dual credit (Truman applicants do not need to submit Truman transcripts)
  • CMDS Fellowship application (optional – available as part of online application)


Applications for acceptance into the Master of Arts in Communication Disorders program are due on the following dates:

  • Fall: June 1 (Priority Deadline: Feb. 15)
  • Spring: Nov. 1 (Priority Deadline: Sept. 15)
  • Summer: No Summer Applications Accepted


For questions regarding the Master of Arts in Communication Disorders program, contact:
Dr. Amy Teten
Assistant Professor and Chair of the Communication Disorders Department
Phone: 660-785-4669