Communication Sciences And Disorders
Admission Requirements and Standards
- The following admission requirements and standards are the minimal eligibility requirements for consideration, and do not guarantee admission to the program. Each student’s file will be evaluated by the Department’s Doctoral Committee.
Admission applications must include:
- Formal application to the Ph.D. program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
- Official transcripts of all universities attended (i.e., degree granting or not)
- Three letters of recommendation
- GRE scores
- Graduate and/or undergraduate degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences, or other related fields
- Cumulative graduate GPA of 3.0 or better
- Letter of intent specifying area of interest
- Interview with at least one faculty member
- TOEFL or IELTS scores, if English is the second language
- Resume, if available
There will be two different categories of admission:
- Full admission status: Students will be admitted to the Ph.D. program with no academic restrictions.
- Conditional admission status: Students may be admitted conditionally and enrolled in the Ph.D. program for up to two consecutive semesters. During this timeframe, the student is expected to maintain a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 in doctoral coursework (per semester and cumulative). At the end of the second semester, students in this category will be subjected to a formal committee review of their educational progress to determine admission to a full status or termination from the program.