How to Apply

To apply for the Communication Sciences and Disorders PhD, you should have an undergraduate degree in communication disorders, education, linguistics or psychology and should demonstrate previous coursework in statistics and probability.  

We recommend that students contact faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders to discuss their areas of interest and opportunities for mentored research before applying to the program.

Supporting Materials

Laptop Requirement

Laptops are integrated into the curriculum at the College of Public Health to improve opportunities for active learning and provide greater access to specialized software and required tools in and out of the classroom. Incoming students are required to have a laptop that meets certain minimum hardware specifications. Review full laptop requirements.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  • For applicants whose native language is not English, the TOEFL is required with a minimum score of 79 on the iBT. These scores should be sent officially to SOPHAS using the SOPHAS-specific TOEFL code 5688.
  • WES Evaluation is required for applicants who completed their degree outside of the United States. This can be requested and submitted through SOPHAS.

Application Deadline

  • Fall Priority: Dec. 15

This deadline enables students to be nominated for fellowships. Applications must be submitted AND complete (i.e., all required materials must be received and verified by SOPHAS) by Dec. 15 to be considered.