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Master of Science in Communicative Disorders Admission Requirements

Welcome to Eastern New Mexico University!

With a competitive Praxis pass rate, 100% employment for our graduates, program flexibility, and incredibly low tuition rates, the ENMU Master's of Science in Communicative Disorders is a top program choice (see our Student Outcome Data for more information). 

The ENMU CDIS Graduate Program offers a hybrid of traditional on-campus and synchronous online classes. 

  • Students may move between on and off campus programs as needed.
  • Students may move between full-time and part-time enrollment as they desire.
  • Real-time lectures are used for all academic courses (with lecture capture available for student review).
  • All required courses are offered two times per year.

***One semester of on campus clinical practicum is required. 

Our program requires one semester on campus (usually during semester 2 if you are a full-time student).  Most students attend in a 16 week fall or spring, but we do have a linited number of 8 week summer options available for eligible students.  Part-time students or students who lack pre-requisites may be scheduled in their third semester.  Five semesters of practicum are required in this program, and the sequence does not begin until students enroll in the on- campus practicums (501 and 508). 

Find more facts and figures about ENMU on our webpages.  ENMU is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.



CSDCAS applications open each year on July 14 and close the following year on July 1.  Applications will re-open for the next application cycle on July 14.  Students must indicate which semesters they are applying for on their application in CSDCAS.  Once the student's requested term(s) have passed, their application will be removed from eligibility and the student must reapply for future semesters. 

The ENMU CDIS program follows a rolling application policy. This means we consider applications for students as they arrive and we fill available seats with qualified applicants as they arrive.  We review applications all year long for the next unfilled admission group.  If an acceptable applicant applies for a given semester but all our seats are already filled, we will admit this applicant for the next available semester. Students who have completed at least 15 hours of CDIS coursework but not enough for full admission are eligible for early admission.  Please note that early admission will require early commitment from the student to the program.  

The ENMU CDIS program admits 30-35 students each fall and 30-35 students each spring semester. Summer admission is available on a limited basis for students who are "pre-req" complete and require little to no leveling coursework prior to beginning their graduate program. 

Student applications will result in one of the following actions:

  1. Early admission
  2. Admitted for next available semester
  3. Waitlisted
  4. Rejected

All accepted students must submit a $50 non-refundable admission fee within published deadlines to affirm their seat in the ENMU CDIS Program. 


Application Steps

Students applying to the ENMU CDIS Master's Program must complete 3 tasks:

  1. Apply online to the ENMU Graduate School.  There is no application fee at ENMU.
  2. Apply online to the CSDCAS website.  Choose Eastern New Mexico University.

When applying, you must indicate which semester(s) you are applying for on your application in CSDCAS. You may apply for more than one term with this single application. Once your requested term(s) has passed, your application will be removed from eligibility and you must reapply for future semesters.

Our CSDCAS application includes the following components:

  • Graduate Course(s) and Clinical Clock Hours
  • If you have them, submit official clinical observation and/or practicum clock hour logs.  This is not a requirement for admission, but is a prerequisite for specific graduate coursework. To obtain credit for clinical observation and/or clinical practicum hours, you must attach your signed clock hour log (with supervisor name and ASHA CCC-SLP number).  Observation and clinical practicum hours must be obtained as a part of a defined university course and do not include job shadowing, volunteer activities, SLPA-ASL hours which you accrued as an employee, or observations which you accrued independently.              

Submit official transcripts from all universities attended to CSDCAS.  International candidates or those with foreign transcripts must submit official results of a professional independent transcript evaluation service.  Additional information for international graduate students is available at our graduate school website

Additional information about CSDCAS:
    ** CSDCAS Applicant Help Center and Instructions   
    ** CSDCAS Applicant Customer Service Desk –
         Customer Service is available Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM EST
         Phone – (617) 612-2030 E-Mail

  1. Interview with Casper.

Casper is an online interview service that can be accessed via TakeAltus. Applicants should interview with Casper 30 days prior to ENMU application deadlines. Please make sure to register for your interview at least 3 days before your preferred test date and time to account for identity verification and payment processing timelines. Last minute bookings are not recommended. Casper results are only valid for a single application cycle, and only for the test type for which you have taken the test. You will need to take a separate Casper test for future application cycles or different program types.


A GRE writing score of  > 4.0 may be used to fulfill the Program's professional writing requirements.  If you are submitting GRE scores, submit your official GRE scores (sent directly from ETS) to CSDCAS.  The GRE code for ENMU is 4503.  Scores must be less than 5 years old.  Scores routinely take 30-60 days to arrive at ENMU.

Our program does not require or accept letters of reference or recommendation. Also, we do not require you to be a member of NSSLHA or NMSHA to be accepted.


Successful Candidate Profile

While the ENMU Communicative Disorders Program values all applicant submissions, our hybrid distance education model may not be a best-fit for all students.  We recognize that each student presents with a uniquely personal set of learning needs which may or may not be met with our particular curriculum and instructional model.  To help you determine if ENMU is for you, we have compiled a list of common characteristics shared by our happiest and most accomplished ENMU students and alumni.  The following student traits are most conducive with success in our hybrid distance education program format:

  • Self-actualized students who share accountability for their learning
  • Students who prioritize and enjoy the journey, not just the destination
  • Students with purpose who are motivated by growth, not by the satisfaction of personal needs
  • Students who value diversity
  • Students who seek to explore a range of disorders across the lifespan in multiple types of settings
  • Resilient students who welcome a challenge and who want to achieve to their fullest potential
  • Students who are organized, but flexible, with good time management skills
  • Enterprising students who are independent self-starters
  • Self-reflecting students who do not fear change or failure, and who readily incorporate constructive criticism to shape their clinical identities
  • Students who maintain a professional attitude in stressful situations
  • Students who are mindful listeners and readers, and those who can synthesize information for creative problem solving
  • Students who value the broad range of human conditions and who want the speech pathology experience across the full scope of practice!

ADA Compliance

Students, faculty, staff, and clients of the ENMU Communicative Disorders Program are treated equitably without regard to age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulation and executive orders, and we will not discriminate based on any category prohibited by applicable law. All faculty, students, student clinicians, and licensed supervisors are bound by the ASHA Code of Ethics.

Thank you for considering ENMU!




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