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  • Completed application form. See Application Instructions to learn how. The HSLS PhD program deadline for domestic applicants is February 15. The deadline for International applicants is January 15.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $75.
  • A minimum 3.2 grade point average (on a four-point scale) in all previous undergraduate and graduate study.
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate study, including evidence of having received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. (Those applying during their final undergraduate year will be required to submit a final transcript after completion of their bachelor’s degree and before enrolling in their first semester of graduate study.) See Application Guidelines and FAQ for more information.
  • Official transcripts of all graduate study. See Application Guidelines and FAQ for more information.
  • Goals statement. See Application Guidelines for more information.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • All international applicants from non-English speaking countries must demonstrate English language competence via the Degrees of Reading Power (DRP) examination. TOEFL results may be substituted instead of taking the DRP. (Use 5240 for the ETS institutional code)

Additional Program Requirements

  • Au.D. degree or master’s degree in Audiology or Speech-language Pathology
  • ASHA CCC-A or CCC-SLP Certification preferred
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • On-site personal Interview and writing sample. A group of finalists is selected and invited to be interviewed by HSLS program faculty. Students for the program are selected from among these finalists, based on the totality of their credentials and their interview performance.
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