Graduate Program Applications

Applications for the Graduate Programs in Speech-Language Pathology (MS), Audiology (Aud), and Speech and Hearing Sciences (PhD) are NOW OPEN. You will find the application here.

The application deadline is February 1, 2018. (PhD applications due January 15, 2018) We do not review applications early, all applications submitted by the deadline will be considered.

You will need the following information to complete your application:

1. Personal Statement (pdf or word document)

Please submit a personal statement in the form of a one-page essay (single-spaced; minimum 11 point font) that addresses the following:

a. Explain why you are specifically interested in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences. You may comment on aspects of the discipline that interest you, insights gained from coursework, clinical, research or other personal experiences.

b. Describe your career goals.

The personal statement serves as both a writing sample, and a chance for you to let us know about your interest in the field. The best personal statements do not simply repeat the information on the resume, but give us insight into the candidate. There is no ‘formula’ for a good personal statement, so don’t worry if your story is different than your colleagues. We appreciate diversity.

2. Resume (pdf or word document)

Please submit a resume that includes the following:

a. Any academic, scholarly, or professional awards you have received.

b. Research experience.

c. Leadership experience, extracurricular activities, and volunteer experiences.

d. If you have had any supervised clinical practicum experience, please indicate the number of hours and nature of the disorder(s).

e. Work experience.

It can be helpful to list a few bullet points under your experiences to give readers a sense of what that experience consisted of.

3. Names and contact information for three (3) people who will provide Letters of Recommendation on your behalf. We recommend at least two of the letters (preferably all 3) come from academic faculty you have worked with.

  • The purpose of the letters of recommendation are to see how likely you are to be successful in graduate school. We highly recommend that the letters come from academic faculty, from any department, who know you well. We do make exceptions for applicants who have not been in school for several years.
  • You can enter your recommender information before you submit your final application, so your letter-writers have plenty of time to prepare their letters. However, you must start the application process in order to do this.
  • The purpose of the letters of recommendation are to see how likely you are to be successful in graduate school. We highly recommend that the letters come from academic faculty, from any department, who know you well. We do make exceptions for applicants who have not been in school for several years.”
  • You can enter your recommender information before you submit your final application, so your letter-writers have plenty of time to prepare their letters. However, you must start the application process in order to do this.

Once you enter the letter-writers' contact information, they will receive a link to the application. Once they access the site, they will be asked to fill out rating scales, and upload a letter of recommendation.

You can check on the status of your recommendations at any time by logging in to the UA Graduate Admissions Application (https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/), selecting your application from the section titled "My Applications", and clicking "Letters of Recommendation".

4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores

5. Unofficial or Official Transcripts from all Universities and College you have attended. If you are currently enrolled, your transcript MUST include your FALL 2017 grades. If you have graduated, your transcript MUST show your degree confirmation. All transcripts must be legible.

If your institution provides e-transcripts, these can be sent to the Graduate College (gradadmissions@grad.arizona.edu) or the SLHS Graduate Coordinator, Denise Minopoli (minopold@email.arizona.edu). The transcript must include the cover page.

If your institution does not provide e-transcipts, official transcripts should be sent to the following address:

The University of Arizona
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Attn: Graduate Coordinator
1131 E. 2nd Street
PO Box 210071
Tucson, AZ 85721-0071

Do NOT submit your application without your FALL 2017 grades (if you are currently enrolled). You can still prepare the rest of the application and upload your transcript (official or unofficial) after the end of the fall semester. We do not begin review of applications until February 1st.

6. PhD applicants will also need to include an example of Scholarly writing.

All applications received by the deadline (February 1, 2018) will be given equal consideration.

Note: PhD applications are due by January 15, 2018.

Acceptance letters will be mailed by March 15, 2018.

For answers to commonly asked questions from prospective MS students, click here.

For answers to commonly asked questions from prespective AuD students, click here.