Admission Criteria

A bachelor's or master's degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders, Speech and Hearing Sciences, or a related field (e.g. Linguistics, Psychology, Education) from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Applicants from other disciplines may apply. Students admitted to the program from a non-CSD background may be required to take pre-requisite coursework in the basic speech, language, and hearing sciences depending on their career plans and desired area of focus.
  • Applicants with bachelor's degrees and those from other disciplines are advised to consider whether clinical training will also be required for them to meet their career goals. If so, it may be advisable to complete a clinical training program prior to applying to the Ph.D. program.

GPA of 3.5 or above from previous graduate study.

  • This is a minimum criterion. Most students admitted to the program have a GPA of 3.8 or higher.

GRE scores at or above the 33rd percentile for Verbal and Quantitative subtests and a 3.5 or better on the Writing subtest, taken within 5 years preceding the application.

  • This is a minimum criterion. Most students who have been successful in the program have scores that are in the 70th percentile or higher for the Verbal and/or Writing subtests and 50th percentile or higher for the Quantitative subtest.
  • Students with scores lower than the 33rd percentile may be offered admission on a conditional basis if the letter of intent and letters of recommendation are particularly strong.

Transferring from Another Program

Students seeking to change their graduate program must reapply for admission to another program within the Department or University. Students may not transfer from one program to another without the completion of internal program transfer forms and approval by appropriate admissions committees.