The PhD program in SLHS develops outstanding independent researchers and teachers. Program graduates have a broad base of knowledge about human communication sciences and disorders and significant in-depth preparation in their special areas of concentration within the discipline. The Department encourages diversity among applicants to the program and develops programs of study for individual students. Each student’s program is designed in consultation with the student’s program committee, and each doctoral student goes through a rigorous mentoring process involving the major professor selected by the student. In addition, each student engages in a range of research experiences with members of the faculty of the University, both inside the Department, but also outside of it. It is expected that students will engage in scholarly, publishable research endeavors throughout their course of study at the University of Arizona.
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona offers graduate education regarding the science of human communication and disorders, training for clinical careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and preparation for research careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Our faculty members are active researchers, dynamic classroom instructors, and leaders in the profession. Students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
We offer the following graduate degree and certificate programs:
Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (PhD)
Bilingual Audiology (Certificate)
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate)
UA Graduate College Application
Minimum GPA 3.0 (Graduate College requirement)
A personal statement (single-spaced) that addresses the following:
- Discuss the factors that led you to pursue advanced studies in speech, language, and hearing sciences. You may comment on aspects of the discipline that interest you, insights gained from coursework,clinical experience or observations,or other personal experiences.
- Describe your career goals.
Resume/Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:
- Any academic, scholarly, and professional awards that you have received.
- Leadership experience, extracurricular activities and volunteer or paid work experience.
- Any supervised clinical practicum experience (indicate number of hours and nature of the disorder).
Three Letters of Recommendation from people who can comment on your academic skills and your clinical and research potential.
We recommend that at least two letters be from faculty members.
Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities that you attended.
A sample of scholarly writing, such as a thesis, report of directed research, term paper, or publication.
GRE General Test Scores
TOEFL or IELTS Scores (for non-native English speakers)
GRE General test
GRE Scores at about the 30th percentile or better (GRE conversion table)
Required Test(s) for non-native English speakers:
TOEFL or IELTS
Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet-based) 550 (paper-based)
Minimum IELTS: 7 (overall band score)
Please contact Dr. Brad H. Story (email@example.com) if you have questions regarding the PhD Program Requirements.
|Application Acceptance Rate||71%|
|Med. Time-to-degree (years)||5.00|
|Enrollment Percent Male||16%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||84%|
|Enrollment Percent International||1%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||11%|