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Ph.D. Requirements

Admission decisions for the Ph.D. program in Applied Language and Speech Sciences will be made on or about the following dates:

  • September 1 and November 1 for spring admission;
  • February 1 and April 1 for fall admission.

The following documents are required before the faculty may consider your application. Only completed applications will be considered.

  1. A completed online application to the Graduate School. A paper application can be obtained from the graduate school only for very special situations on an as needed basis. Students unable to register online will need to contact the Graduate School directly.
  2. A complete set of official transcripts from all universities attended.
  3. A letter of intent, signifying your career goals, your intended major area of study during your doctoral program, your research interests, and which academic faculty member you would like to have as your primary mentor.  It is recommended that you contact your primary mentor through e-mail, and discuss your interests with them prior to writing your letter of intent.
  4. Three letters of recommendation. A majority of the letters should be from individuals who know your ability in an academic or research forum.
  5. An official copy of your GRE scores.
  6. A writing sample. This may be an example of a published research paper, a term paper in speech-language pathology, applied linguistics, or a related area.
  7. An updated curriculum vitae.
The letter of intent (3), the writing sample (6), and the updated curriculum vitae (7) can be addressed to the department through the address listed below. All other application materials should go directly to the Graduate School.
For further information about the Applied Language and Speech Sciences doctoral program or for answers to questions about admission, please contact:
Ryan L. Nelson, PhD, CCC-SLP
Phone: 337-482-6721
Jamie Azios, PhD,CCC-SLP
Phone: 337-482-6721