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Frequently Asked Questions

Check the Graduate School and CSCAS websites for the admissions deadlines. These deadlines are for submission of the online application. 

Yes, the *department hold an open in late fall *and early spring. Contact Shameka.n.johnson@howard.edu(Admissions Director) or smartinez@howard.edu (Graduate Program Director) to get on our mailing list for notification of the open house. 

Your application file cannot be reviewed until all credentials have been received in the both the online Howard University graduate application system and CDCAS. Be sure to request original transcripts from all institutions attended and take the GRE early. You should check periodically to verify that credentials are received. Applications are typically reviewed once a month after the file is complete. To ensure a timely response, apply and submit all credentials early. Once a decision is made, you will receive immediate notification by e-mail and an official notification by mail. 

For non-majors, a minimum of ten prerequisite courses in speech-language pathology are taken during the first year. There are four additional prerequisites beyond the speech-language pathology courses that are required for certification. These include Statistics, Biological Science, Physical Science, and Behavioral/Social Science. Check the undergraduate prerequisite courses to ascertain that your courses match our requirements. 

Students may transfer 6 credits of graduate courses from another institution. Once enrolled, your transcript will be reviewed to determine the courses. We will also review your clinical hours to determine their acceptability.