How to Apply

PLEASE NOTE: The application procedure for the Cincinnati - Akron Collaborative program is separate and not related to the application procedures for the ​on campus program.  The program does not use the CSDCAS application in any way. Anyone applying to both programs will have to complete both processes. 

Steps to apply to the Cincinnati - Akron Collaborative program.

  • Complete/enroll for prerequisite courses. 
  • Schedule/take the GRE; all submitted scores must be from a test date within 5 years of the submission date of the scores
  • Submit the preliminary application by the due date listed below. The next preliminary application will be posted here when the application opens on January 1, 2022. 
  • Wait for invitation with instructions (usually sent around April 15)  to submit the full application through the Graduate School 
  • When invited, submit full application via the Graduate School (follow all Graduate School procedures including submission of GRE scores directly to the UC Graduate School (institution code = 1833).
  • When Invited, three (3) letters of recommendation (LOR) are needed and it is strongly recommended that at least 2 of the reference letters be written by instructors who can speak to your academic abilities and potential success as a graduate student. In the invitation to submit the full application, students will input the names and emails of references and a link will be sent to your reference to upload a LOR.
  • When Invited, transcripts from each college or university (including community colleges even if you took college classes during high school)  attended must be sent (address to send transcripts will be provided in the invitation to submit the full application)
Important Dates for University of Cincinnati - Akron Collaborative program
Preliminary Application Period Opens January 1, 2021

Preliminary Application Due

March 1, 2021

Preliminary Applications Notification

April 15, 2021

Full Application Due*

June 1, 2021

Acceptance Notification

after July 10, 2021


October, 2021

Program of Study Begins

January, 2022


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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

College of Allied Health Sciences

3225 Eden Avenue P.O. Box 670379 | Cincinnati, OH 45267

Phone: 513-558-8501