How to Apply

For fall admission, an online application must be submitted to the University of Cincinnati Graduate School by May 31. In order for applications to be considered for admission, all required materials need to be completed and submitted by the May 31st deadline. Applications received after May 31 will be considered on a rolling basis and only if slots are available Apply now on the Graduate School website.

  • An $80 non-refundable application fee is payable to the University of Cincinnati and must accompany the application. If an application is made to the wrong degree program, your application may not be properly reviewed and you may be asked to resubmit a new application and fee.  The initial application review process by the Department Graduate Admissions Committee takes approximately three weeks after completion of the doctoral application file.  
  • Applicants will receive written notice as application materials are received and when the application file is complete and ready for review.  Admission decisions are made in writing.  Successful completion of a master’s degree program does not necessarily indicate readiness to enter a doctoral program.  Faculty evaluate the student’s ability to undertake a research program by examining multiple aspects of the admissions file.  Additionally, no student can be accepted in the program unless a faculty member indicates willingness and availability to serve as the academic advisor. 
  • Goals essay, resume and letters of recommendation are part of the online application process.  No hard copies are to be sent to the University of Cincinnati. 
  • Original official transcripts from each university attended, regardless of length of attendance or number of credits, are to be sent directly to the Graduate Admissions Committee, Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati, 3202 Eden Ave, Rm 344 French East Bldg, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379.  International transcripts are to be submitted to WES for USA- equivalence interpretation; WES interpretations are to be sent to the above address. 
  • GRE scores must be sent by ETS directly to the University of Cincinnati (institution code is 1833, audiology code is 0602, speech language pathology code is 0620).  
  • Official TOEFL test score if English is not the applicant’s native language are to be sent by the test site directly to the University of Cincinnati.  
  • Provide a copy of the master's thesis or evidence of other original research. 
  • 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.
    • Upon arrival at the University of Cincinnati, all international students are required to carry student health insurance.  Semester fees (reflecting the number of accompanying dependents) will be assessed at each registration period.