Speech Pathology Program Admission

All students seeking a degree or certification will need to apply for admission to the School of Education Speech Pathology Program before registering for initial 300 and 400 level speech pathology courses. It is strongly recommended you submit your application at least one semester before you plan to begin your upper division course work. Failure to do so may result in your inability to register for courses.

Applications for admission to the Speech Pathology Program are accepted twice each year. All application materials must be received no later than the application deadlines.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Admission: March 1
Spring Semester Admission: October 15


Speech Pathology Program Application; Link to: (PDF)
File size: 127 KB

Criteria for Admission

  1. General admission into Nevada State College. Students who have never attended Nevada State College will need to apply for college admission through the Office of Admissions and Records.
  2. Completion of 30-45 credits that apply towards the major. (Applies to degree seeking students only)
  3. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.

Admission Requirements

(Items 1-4 must be included at the time of submittal. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.)

  1. A 500 word typed essay addressing the following topic: You are interested in becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. Discuss the strengths and skills that you possess that will assist you in achieving this goal.
    Required formatting: 1 inch margins, double spaced, 12 pt Times New Roman font.
    The essay will be reviewed by 1-3 evaluators using an essay rubric:
    Essay Rubric; Link to: (PDF);
    File size: 23 KB
  2. Signed disposition form.
  3. Signed NSC Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) Program Guide
  4. Official copy of passing scores on the reading, writing and mathematics portions of the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (CORE) exam.

    Information regarding exam dates, registration and testing sites for the Praxis Core exam can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) website.

    Prometric Testing Center
    2191 E. Pebble Rd., Suite 220
    Las Vegas, NV 89123

Application Submission

The program application can be submitted in-person or by mail to:

Physical Address:
Nursing, Science, Education (NSE) Building
School of Education
1300 Nevada State Drive #200, 3rd floor
Henderson, NV 89002

Mailing Address:
Nevada State College
School of Education
1300 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, NV 89002