The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) welcomes applicants to our Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program. We are a full-time, residential clinical training program with students matriculating each fall. With a small faculty-to-student ratio, our program provides personalized attention, hands-on clinical experience, and guidance to prepare students for successful careers.
The admission process at UConn is highly selective. Our program looks for students who will excel at UConn and in the field of audiology.
The department's Admissions Committee carefully evaluates every application. We consider a variety of factors, including the student’s academic record and letters of recommendation. Equally important is the student’s motivation for study, commitment, and personal background. We also consider whether the applicant has a strong command of written and spoken English as evidenced in their written essay and communication with the department.
Applicants are not required to have an undergraduate degree in communication disorders. However, applicants who do not have a background in speech and hearing sciences and communication disorders may need to complete prerequisite coursework.
Prospective UConn Au.D. students must apply through both the Centralized Application Service for Communication Science & Disorders Programs (CSDCAS) and the UConn Graduate School's online application to be considered for admission to the program.
Below are steps to help ensure you complete all required parts of the application process. The admission cycle will open in September. Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure that they complete their applications on time.
- Search for the UConn program.
- Complete application questions.
- Submit official copies of all transcripts from any institution in which you have completed collegiate courses to CSDCAS for review.
- Please read the transcript section below for important information.
- Submit three letters of recommendation – we recommend that at least two of these come from academic references. The CSDCAS system requires that letters be submitted electronically. If you are having issues obtaining an electronic reference, please contact the department at email@example.com.
- Complete two essay questions.
- Include your personal statement and a two-page resume that outlines your work and research experience.
- Complete the Essential Functions Attestation.
- Refer to the CSDCAS Help Guide for questions.
UConn Graduate School Application
Log on to the UConn Graduate School application portal.
- Complete application questions.
- Under “Intended Program,”
- select “Health,”
- select “Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences Au.D.,”
- select “Storrs,” and
- select “Fall” of the next year.
- Upload unofficial copies of your transcripts. Note: International applicants should follow the instructions listed on the Transcript application page.
- If your primary language is not English, send TOEFL scores to UConn using code 3915.
- Please note that "Employment," "Essays and Documents," and "Recommendation Letters" are not required.
Your applications must be listed as “Complete” in the CSDCAS application portal and “Submitted” in the UConn Graduate School application portal for the Admissions Committee to consider your application.
CSDCAS must receive all materials (e.g., transcripts, letters of recommendation, essential functions attestation) by the application deadline. The Admissions Committee will review applications that are waiting to be verified in CSDCAS as of January 1, but all materials must be submitted before the deadline to be reviewed.
Our Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications shortly after the deadline.
Please be sure to include transcripts of all college-level coursework, including college credit earned while in high school. Do not send copies of your official transcript directly to the department. CSDCAS has an online transcript request form for students. Learn more about how to send your official transcripts to CSDCAS. Please follow the instructions carefully when entering your transcript information. Mistakes made here can often delay your application.
We will not review your application unless CSDCAS marks the application as “Complete” or "Verified" by the deadline. Fall grades are required in order to review your application, but you should not wait to apply. We strongly encourage applicants to submit their application and materials, including your current transcripts, as early as possible. The earlier you apply the more quickly CSDCAS can process and verify your application, which can take several weeks. You should enter your fall courses as "in-progress" and your spring courses as "planned" on your application and then later complete an academic update in CSDCAS to send a new transcript with your fall grades. This process allows you to update in-progress coursework. The earliest date an academic update can be completed is December 15 and the latest will be no later than the admission deadline. You may not be considered for admission if we do not have your fall grades verified by the time admission decisions are made.
International applicants only must also submit an official copy of their transcripts directly to the UConn Graduate School at the following address:
The Whetten Graduate Center, Second Floor
University of Connecticut
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit-1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152
After reviewing all applications, the Admissions Committee will invite selected applicants to a virtual interview before they make admissions decisions. These interviews typically take place from late January through early February. The interview is an opportunity for applicants to share their experiences, discuss future goals, and add a personal touch to their application.
Decisions and Entrance Requirements
The department will send decision letters to applicants via the UConn Graduate School application portal in March.
Upon admission to our program, students are required to undergo a background check and drug screening. These requirements will continue throughout your time in the program.
Please note that the department does not respond to inquiries to confirm the submission of your application. Please check the application portals to confirm your applications have been submitted. If you have concerns about your application status, please contact the following: