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Speech & Hearing Science

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Graduate Admissions

Prospective Graduate Students

Thank you for your interest in our graduate programs in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science. To learn about our departmental facilities, take virtual tours of the Speech and Hearing Science building and the Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinic. You will also find virtual informational presentations about the department, our research labs, and our graduate programs.

Speech-Language Pathology
 

Join us to learn about pursuing your master’s degree in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science! Click here for more information.

Virtual Events via Zoom

  • Friday, Sept. 30 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Friday, Nov. 4 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Advance registration required. Register here.

Visit us in-person or virtually at ASHA’s Graduate School Fair.


Audiology

Join us to learn about pursuing your Doctor of Audiology degree in the Department of Speech and Hearing Science! Click here for more information.

In-Person Info Session and Tour:

  • Friday, Oct. 28 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)
  • Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Clinic
  • 2001 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL, 61820

Virtual Info Session via Zoom:

  • Friday, Nov. 4th 3 to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Advance registration required for both events. Register here.
Visit us in-person or virtually at ASHA’s Graduate School Fair.


PhD

 

 

Clinical MA Program—Application Information

You will complete your online application through the University of Illinois Graduate College. Visit the Graduate College website for instructions on how to apply.

Application Deadline: Jan. 5

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must satisfy the Graduate College minimum degree and GPA requirements for admission.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts are required from all institutions you have attended (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Scanned copies of all transcripts should be clear and easy to read. If your scanned transcripts are not legible, you may be required to submit official transcripts. Click here for more information on how to upload your transcripts.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): For the 2022-2023 application cycle, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science will NOT require or consider GRE scores for admission into the clinical MA program.
  • Letters of Recommendation: A minimum of two letters of recommendation are required. Request letters from faculty who are acquainted with your educational background and academic abilities. When possible, your reference letter should also comment on your interpersonal, collaborative, and/or clinical skills. Letters from PhD faculty are strongly recommended.
  • Academic Statement of Purpose: Please use the Academic Statement of Purpose to describe (within 1000 words): (1) your academic interests, (2) your academic background, preparation, and training, including any relevant professional experiences, (3) your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this specific program, and (4) your professional goals.
  • Resume: Your resume should include details (e.g., when, where, direct supervisor) about your work history, volunteer activities, and any clinical, teaching, or research experience. You should also list any honors, awards, grants, publications, or presentations you may have, along with any other information you would like us to know. There is no page limit.
  • International students must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See the Graduate College website for minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirements. Additional information for international applicants can be found here.

Non-Clinical MA Program—Application Information

Application Deadline: Jan. 5

For information on how to apply to the non-clinical MA program, email shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu.

AuD Program—Application Information

You will complete your online application through the University of Illinois Graduate College. Visit the Graduate College website for instructions on how to apply.

Application Deadline: Jan. 5

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must satisfy the Graduate College minimum degree and GPA requirements for admission.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts are required from all institutions you have attended (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Scanned copies of all transcripts should be clear and easy to read. If your scanned transcripts are not legible, you may be required to submit official transcripts. Click here for more information on how to upload your transcripts.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): For the 2022-2023 application cycle, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science will NOT require or consider GRE scores for admission into the AuD program.
  • Letters of Recommendation: A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required. Request letters from faculty who are acquainted with your educational background and academic abilities. When possible, your reference letter should also comment on your interpersonal, collaborative, and/or clinical skills. Letters from PhD faculty are strongly recommended.
  • Academic Statement of Purpose: Please use the Academic Statement of Purpose to describe (within 1000 words): (1) your academic interests, (2) your academic background, preparation, and training, including any relevant professional experiences, (3) your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this specific program, and (4) your professional goals.
  • Resume: Your resume should include details (e.g., when, where, direct supervisor) about your work history, volunteer activities, and any clinical, teaching, or research experience. You should also list any honors, awards, grants, publications, or presentations you may have, along with any other information you would like us to know. There is no page limit.
  • International students must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See the Graduate College website for minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirements. Additional information for international applicants can be found here.

PhD Program—Application Information

You will complete your online application through the University of Illinois Graduate College. Visit the Graduate College website for instructions on how to apply.

Application Deadline: Jan. 5

Application Requirements

  • All applicants must satisfy the Graduate College minimum degree and GPA requirements for admission.
  • Transcripts: Transcripts are required from all institutions you have attended (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Scanned copies of all transcripts should be clear and easy to read. If your scanned transcripts are not legible, you may be required to submit official transcripts. Click here for more information on how to upload your transcripts.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): Information about GRE requirements for 2022-2023 PhD applications will be posted in early Fall 2022.
  • Letters of Recommendation: A minimum of three letters of recommendation are required. Request letters from faculty who are acquainted with your educational background and academic abilities. Letters from PhD faculty are strongly recommended.
  • Academic Statement of Purpose: Please use the Academic Statement of Purpose to describe (within 1000 words): (1) your academic interests, (2) your academic background, preparation, and training, including any relevant professional experiences, (3) your reasons for pursuing graduate studies in this specific program, and (4) your professional goals.
  • Resume: Your resume should include details (e.g., when, where, direct supervisor) about your work history, volunteer activities, and any research, teaching, or clinical experience. You should also list any honors, awards, grants, publications, or presentations you may have, along with any other information you would like us to know. There is no page limit.
  • International students must also submit scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). See the Graduate College website for minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirements. Additional information for international applicants can be found here.

Students who are currently enrolled in the Graduate College of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and affiliated with the Department of Speech and Hearing Science should apply to the PhD program through an internal application process.

  • The internal application will include transcripts, GRE scores, and previous letters of recommendation.
  • New GRE scores will be required if they are more than five years old.
  • The internal application must include a new Statement of Academic Purpose and three letters of recommendation that address the applicant’s preparation and potential for success in the PhD program.
  • For instructions on how to complete the internal application process, email shs-grad-admissions@ahs.illinois.edu.