How to Apply

Boston University’s MS in Speech-Language Pathology program follows a holistic application review process. This means that we review the whole applicant and take into consideration each component of an application including an applicant’s academic abilities, unique experiences, what they would contribute to the learning environment as well as the professional field and more.

To apply to Boston University’s MS-SLP program, please submit an application through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). All credentials and application materials are processed through CSDCAS. Please do not send any application materials to BU. To begin, follow these steps:

For assistance with application-related questions, contact CSDCAS customer service by email at, by phone at 617-612-2030, or via online chat. For all other questions about the MS-SLP program, please contact us directly at

Application Deadline

The 2023-2024 application cycle is closed. The application will reopen with CSDCAS in the summer of 2024.

Application Requirements

In addition to submitting an online application through CSDCAS, the following items are required to be considered for admission to the MS-SLP program:


NOTE: All applicants should familiarize themselves with this additional information:

    Combined MS/PhD Program:

    Applicants interested in being considered for the Combined MS/PhD program should follow the above instructions but make note of the following:

    • Within the ‘Questions’ tab of the ‘Program Materials’ section of the CSDCAS application, be sure to select the combined MS/PhD program when prompted.
    • Combined MS/PhD applicants are required to submit a fourth short-answer essay. The essay prompt will appear after selecting the combined MS/PhD as your program of interest. The essay is, “Describe your reasons for pursuing the combined MS/PhD. Select a potential faculty mentor and explain your choice and interest in this particular research area (1500-character limit).”


    Please review our Admissions FAQs and Program FAQs, or contact us at