For the PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Applicants who meet all of the following requirements are eligible to apply:
- Professional preparation
Completion of a master's degree in speech-language pathology
Minimum GRE results of 300 or higher (combined verbal and quantitative scores)
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3
Foreign applicants will also need to score a minimum of 20 points each on the Speaking and Writing sections of the TOEFL with an overall minimum score of 80. Test scores must be within 5 years from the date of application.
PhD Initial Admission Requirements
While completing the Graduate School application, please be sure to attach the following required materials for Communication Sciences and Disorders:
- Official GRE scores
- Unofficial transcripts
- Three letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
A statement of your professional experience and career goals, not to exceed two single-spaced typed pages.
PhD Final Admission Requirements
Interviews: All applicants are required to interview with at least three members of the program faculty as part of the application process. After completing the initial admission requirements (see above), the applicant will be contacted by the department with names of potential faculty members with whom they may interview. It is the applicant's responsibility to schedule interviews.
Admissions decisions will be based on the faculty's evaluation of undergraduate and graduate GPA, GRE (and TOEFL where relevant) scores, quality of essay, letters of recommendations, resumé, and interviews.
The program faculty will review applications on an ongoing basis. Final acceptance into the PhD program requires support by the faculty at large, and agreement by a faculty member to be the applicant's major professor.