Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

PhD admission and application

PhD admission requirements

To be considered for admission, the applicant must have submitted all required materials. Admission to the PhD degree program is competitive and dependent on available program resources. In order to be considered for acceptance into the doctoral program with a concentration in SLHS, an applicant must:

  • Hold a master’s degree in the area of speech, language and hearing sciences
    – OR –
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree and be accepted to the MHS/PhD Program, in which case the student will complete a clinical or non-clinical MHS degree in speech, language and hearing sciences in the process of completing the PhD (program will be longer).
  • Have attained at least a 3.4 GPA on the most recent 60 hours of college/university coursework.
  • Have achieved satisfactory GRE scores (within the past five years). A combined verbal plus quantitative score above 306 is preferred.
  • Demonstrate native or near-native ability in spoken and written English, if English is not the applicant’s native language. A minimum score of 92 on the internet- based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL – iBT) is required, with 28 on Speaking. Applicants must meet or exceed this minimum score to be considered for admission.
  • If requested, participate in an interview either in person or by telephone with three departmental faculty members who are members of the Doctoral Faculty.

PhD application process

Deadline: Feb. 1

GRE scores should be sent to U Missouri Columbia using institution code 6875

Questions specific to the SLHS concentration may be addressed Dr. Judith Goodman, interim department chair, at goodmanjc@health.missouri.edu, or by calling 573-882-4278.