To be considered for the M.S./Ph.D. program, you must apply to both the the M.S. and Ph.D. programs in the application system. Please see the M.S. program requirements for more detailed information.
The admissions committee will initially evaluate M.S./Ph.D. applications with all other applicants to the M.S. program. After initial admissions decisions have been made, the committee will then perform a secondary review of students who have indicated interest in the M.S./Ph.D. program within the online supplemental application.
It’s important that you contact professor(s) before applying to the M.S./Ph.D. program. We believe it’s highly valuable if you have some pre-application interaction with your potential advisor(s).
The Communication Sciences and Disorders website includes a faculty directory and lab overviews. We urge applicants to examine labs and to look carefully at relevant professor research areas. We urge you to read some publications by any professor(s) whose research appears to be compatible with your grad study goals, and who, therefore, could potentially become your advisor. We highly encourage you, after examining the profiles, and before applying, to contact the professor(s) whose interests best match your own. Most professors will make themselves available to exchange emails.
If you are admitted as an M.S. student, but NOT into the M.S./Ph.D. program:
- You may apply again to the program by January 1 of your first year of graduate study.
- You must make your application in writing, addressed to the Admissions Committee, and accompanied by a letter from the academic advisor who has agreed to mentor you.
- If you are accepted into the M.S./Ph.D. program at that time, you will meet with a clinical advisor to modify your existing clinical plan.
All potential M.S./Ph.D. applicants must meet the Graduate School’s admission requirements, as well as department-specific requirements.