Admissions to the Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Our application deadline is January 15.

Applicants must submit both an application/application fee to WIU Graduate Studies and an application/application fee to WIU Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders via the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service, known as CSDCAS. Applicants who do not submit both applications will NOT be considered for admissions.

GRE scores are required as part of the admissions process. Applicants should send their scores directly to the CSDCAS system using the Western Illinois University CSDCAS code which is 6978. Applicants do NOT have to send scores directly to WIU; you only need to submit them using the WIU CSDCAS code.

Official transcripts must be sent to both WIU Graduate Studies and CSDCAS.

Western Illinois University Graduate Studies Application

Applicants must submit an application directly to WIU. The application is online and can be found at the following address: Application for Admission

As part of this application you must submit the following:

  • Online application form
  • Official Transcripts from all universities/colleges you have attended
  • Personal statement/essay
    Use the same statement/essay you submit via the CSDCAS system.
  • Three letters of reference
    Letters may be submitted online or via hard copy. If you choose the online option your recommenders will receive a link to the recommendation form via email.
    Ask the same recommenders you use for the CSDCAS system.
  • If you wish to be considered for a graduate assistantship position, please answer the relevant questions on the Assistantship link on the left side of the online application screen.
    A $30 application fee

CSDCAS Application

Applicants must also submit an application via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service, known as CSDCAS. This system can be accessed via the following link: CSDCAS

As part of this application you must submit the following:

  • All application materials requested by CSDCAS including
  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Three recommendation letters
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores sent to Western Illinois University CSDCAS using GRE code 6978