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PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Admission Requirements 

Applicants must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Graduate Record Examination score of 153 (new scale; 500 old scale) or better for verbal reasoning, 144 (new scale; 500 old scale) or better for quantitative reasoning and a 4.5 or above for the written/analytical section.
  • 3.0 minimum overall undergraduate grade point average.
  • Narrative goals statement/essay describing academic and professional objectives for advanced study.
  •  Written response to a prompt generated by the faculty.
  • Resume showing previous work experience, outside activities, scholarships, and honors.
  • Original official transcript from each university attended regardless of length of attendance or number of credits.  International transcripts are to be submitted to WES for USA-equivalence interpretation.
  • Official final transcript(s) with bachelors and/or additional degree(s) posted -- to be submitted upon completion of the degree program(s). 
  • Three letters of recommendation relative to prospective student’s academic promise.
  • Official TOEFL test score if English is not the applicants’ native language.  The minimum University of Cincinnati score for admission is 68 IBT.  The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders minimum score for admission is 100 IBT.
  • Provide a copy of the master's thesis or evidence of other original research. Students who enter the doctoral program without such research experience will be required to conduct a research project prior to completion of course work at the University of Cincinnati.
  • International students must fulfill U.S. Immigration Service requirements and register with the International Student Services Offices at UC.  The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) ​is required of all applicants whose native language is other than English.
  • International students must fulfill U.S. Immigration Service requirements and register with the International Services and Foreign Student and the International Services Office.  The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of all applicants whose native language is not English.  This test must be taken in the student’s own country before admission is granted.  This requirement may be waived for a foreign student who has completed an academic program of two or more years in duration at an accredited American college or university.  Presently the minimum TOEFL score acceptable for graduate work in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is 100. Further information can be found on the Graduate School’s Website at https://grad.uc.edu/fac-staff/handbook/graduate-admission/international-admission/english.htmlThis link opens in a new window.

Students who do not meet the admission requirements stated above may be admitted on a provisional basis.  These students must maintain a 3.0 average during each of their first two semesters of study to be admitted to full status and to be eligible for financial aid if available.

 

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500
Email: csd@uc.edu

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