Ph.D. Admissions

The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) welcomes applicants to our Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program. We are a full-time, residential research program with students matriculating each fall. With a small faculty-to-student ratio, our program provides personalized attention, and prepares students for careers as independent researchers and educators.

Application Instructions

Prospective Ph.D. students must apply through the UConn Graduate School's online application to be considered for admission to the program.

You will be required to submit the following application materials:

  • Your CV.
  • A brief statement (no more than two pages) of your goals for the Ph.D. program, including:
    • A description of your research interests.
    • Potential advisor(s).
    • How Ph.D. training facilitates your career goals.
    • Why you are interested in Ph.D. training at UConn.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • GRE Scores
  • Complete transcripts from all previous institutions.
  • A writing sample (optional).

Application Deadline

December 1

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Application Review

Your application to the UConn Graduate School must be listed as “submitted” by the deadline in order to be considered for review. Our Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications shortly after the deadline.

On-Campus Interview

Select applicants will be invited to participate in virtual and/or in-person interviews and events to learn more about the program and broader community.

Decisions and Entrance Requirements

The department will send decision letters to applicants via the UConn Graduate School application portal in March.

Application Status

Please note that the department does not respond to inquiries to confirm the submission of your application. Please check the UConn Graduate School application portal to confirm you have submitted your application. If you have concerns about your application status, please email