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.
Students who are accepted for Spring of 2020 must be on campus for spring of 2020. Beginning with Fall 2020 admissions, students are required to be on campus for their second 16-week semester of full-time enrollment. On campus residency cannot be fulfilled in a summer semester (must be a fall or spring semester).
Find more facts and figures about ENMU on our webpages. ENMU is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
Student applications will result in one of the following actions:
- Early admission
- Admitted for next available fall
- Admitted for next available spring
The ENMU CDIS Program accepts year-round applications via rolling admissions. This means we consider applications for students as they arrive and may fill available seats with distinguished applicants prior to our published deadlines. As a result, qualified students will benefit from early application, and may be admitted prior to the application deadline for future semesters. Students must have completed at least 15 hours of CDIS coursework to be eligible for early admission. Please note that early admission will require early commitment from the student to the program.
Students applying for a fall start date must apply by January 15. Students applying for a spring start date must apply by August 15. This means that:
- Students who wish to begin in January of 2020 must apply by August 15, 2019.
- Students who wish to begin in August of 2020 must apply by January 15, 2020.
- Students who wish to begin in January of 2021 must apply by August 15, 2020.
- Students who wish to begin in August of 2021 must apply by January 15, 2021.
All accepted students must submit a $50 non-refundable admission fee within published deadlines to affirm their seat in the ENMU CDIS Program.
Your application will be reviewed once it is complete. In order to be considered for the ENMU CDIS Master's Program, you must complete the following tasks:
- Apply online to the ENMU Graduate School. There is no application fee at ENMU.
- 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.
- Send official GRE scores (sent directly from ETS) to CSDCAS. The GRE code for Eastern New Mexico University CSDCAS is 4503. Scores must be less than 5 years old. Applicants should take their GRE at least 60 days prior to ENMU application deadlines.
- 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.
- Send all official transcripts to CSDCAS at the address below:
CSDCAS Verification Department
P.O. Box 9113
Watertown, MA 02471
- Complete the CSDCAS application questions and essay found on the CSDCAS portal. These include the following:
- Application Term: 1 Question
- Graduate Course(s) and Clinical Clock Hours: 5 Questions
- Essay: 1 Question
- If you have them, submit official clinical observation and/or practicum clock hour logs signed by your university program director or instructor of record for the course in which you earned the hours. 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) OR a verification letter from your university course instructor or program director attesting that that you completed these hours as part of your university training program. This must be written on letterhead and come from an accredited university program. 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. Only clinical clock hour logs with the appropriate university supervisor's signature and ASHA number will be accepted. You must upload each item separately.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interview with CASPer. CASPer is an online interview service that can be accessed via https://takecasper.com/. 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.
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!
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!