Admission Requirements

Fee: Submit your application along with a $60 fee of for the online application. 

Process: Apply using Temple’s online application.

Program Prerequisites: To apply for the Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD, you should have an undergraduate degree in Communication Disorders, Education, Linguistics or Psychology. The department has a strong preference for applicants with a clinical master’s degree.

Application Components

  1. Recommendations: Submit three letters of recommendation from professors, employers or colleagues who can speak to your academic abilities. One of these letters should be from a previous professor, advisor or research supervisor.

  2. Previous coursework: You should be able to demonstrate previous coursework in statistics and probability.

  3. Goals statement: Write a 500- to 1,000-word statement of purpose articulating your background, academic and professional goals, and how your interests relate to the PhD program. Express which labs and professors you are interested in working with, and why.

  4. Expository writing sample: Submit a paper or excerpt that explores an academic topic in some depth, e.g. a thesis chapter, senior or master’s level research paper or conference paper.

  5. GRE: Your score should fall at or above the 50th percentile in both quantitative and verbal sections.

  6. A current résumé or CV is required.

  7. College-level transcripts are required.

Additional International Student Requirements

  1. TOEFL score: A minimum 79 iBT or 550 PBT is required.

Learn more about international graduate applicant requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2018 semester. The deadline to submit applications is January 15th. Submit your application. Additional materials can be sent electronically to Dawn Dandridge.