How to Apply

For The Graduate Program:

The next available term for application is Fall 2018.  Applicants must apply to both Cal State East Bay and to the department.

The university application will open October 1st; apply at

General information on applying to Cal State East Bay as a prospective graduate student, including minimum requirements, is HERE

General questions about applying to Cal State East Bay as a graduate student can be directed to

  • International applicants should also contact the International Admissions office at

The department application will be posted at the end of September.

  • General questions about applying to the department can be directed to
  • The department application period is January 1st through February 1st.

Department application requirements for Fall 2018 will include the following documents (please do NOT submit any documents prior to January 1st):

  • Your Personal Statement of Purpose
    • The statement is normally one to two pages long. Please use 1-inch margins and 1.5 spacing; you may select your preferred font and font size.  The statement typically discusses why you are choosing this career path, what experiences or personal characteristics you have that would lead you to be a strong graduate student and good speech-language pathologist, and why you have chosen to apply to Cal State East Bay’s program. It will also give you the opportunity to address any potential concerns about GPA.
  • Your resume
    • The resume is normally one to two pages, and should include all applicable educational, work and/or volunteer experiences.
  • THREE sealed letters of recommendation using the Letter of Recommendation form available HERE
    • Letters should be current. It is preferred that letters come from academic sources, but other sources, such as letters from work and volunteer supervisors are also acceptable . The recommending individual should be able to comment on your potential to be a successful graduate student.
  • Your score on the GRE General Test.
    • Test information and registration available HERE
  • If applicable, an evaluation of an internationally-received degree
    • A list of available agencies is available HERE

Minimum department requirements to be considered for admission and department application review policies are posted HERE.

An article from the ASHA Leader about crafting a standout application can be read HERE.

For The Undergraduate Program:

Undergraduates do not need to apply to the Speech Pathology and Audiology major, which course sequence begins Fall Quarter.  Transfer students should note that we only admit Spring and Fall quarters to the major. 

  • General information on applying to the university as a prospective undergraduate freshman is HERE. 
  • General information on applying to the university as a prospective undergraduate transfer is HERE. 

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