Dual-Admissions Program

Graduate programs in speech-language pathology and audiology are very competitive. The Dual Admissions program was developed to help academically motivated and talented high school students secure their spot early in our graduate programs. 

The Dual Admissions program seeks highly motivated, intellectually curious, and academically talented students who are serious about a career as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist. Dual Admissions is a non-binding bachelors + masters/doctorate program. If you are admitted into the program, you gain early assurance into either the Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology or the Doctor of Audiology program. As a Dual Admissions student, you do not have to attend the University of Cincinnati for your graduate education if you would like to go elsewhere. 

Many of our Dual Admissions students who have a lot of previous course credits also take advantage of the three year undergraduate program option. You and your advisor will be able to determine if this is an option for you. 

Admission into the Dual Admissions Program is based off of the following criteria:

  • 3.4 unweighted high school GPA (we will verify this through the undergraduate application system) 
  • a composite ACT score of 27 or higher and/or an SAT composite score of 1280 or higher (we will verify this through the undergraduate application system). Applications with test scores below this will not be considered. 
    • At this time the Dual Admissions program will still require test scores, even if the university has a test-optional admissions process.
  • two letters of reference
  • service

How to apply for Dual Admissions

Step 1

Apply to the  UC Speech Language Hearing Sciences program and receive your admission into the program. 

Step 2

Apply to the Dual Admissions program using our online form by May 1st. Please Note: You can not apply to Dual Admissions until you have been admitted into the undergraduate program. 

Student Testimonial

"The Dual Admissions program was an important part of my time in undergraduate. The program allowed me to gain a strong foundation, explore my interests, and work with the faculty and advisors to set-up my future goals in the field of speech-language pathology."

Allison Flanigan, MA, CCC

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Kelsey Huelse

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