Graduate admissions

University of Connecticut Graduate School entrance requirements

To be admitted to the graduate school, you should have an earned baccalaureate degree and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4 point system). If not a native speaker of English, a TOEFL score of 550 paper-based, 207 computer-based or 79 internet-based or better is required. If the non-native speaker of English applicant is to hold a teaching assistantship, he or she must also pass Pearson’s Versant™ English test (Phone Pass) with an overall score of 65+.

Department requirements

In addition to the above graduate school requirements, the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences program requires that applicants take the Graduate Record Exam. Minimum scores, verbal and quantitative combined, are 1000 for old scale and 300 on the new scale. An undergraduate major in communication disorders is not required for admission. Applicants who do not have a background in speech and hearing sciences and communication disorders however, are required to complete pre-professional coursework.


Ph.D. and Au.D. Applications:

The application deadline for the Ph.D. program is January 1, 2020.

The application deadline for the Au.D. program is January 1, 2020.

For the Ph.D. or Au.D. program, the application requirements are as follows:

All materials are to be submitted to the University of Connecticut via the online application system. These materials include:

  • Online application (Graduate Application)
  • University of Connecticut application fee ($75.00)
  • For those whose first language is not English, Official TOEFL scores are required if applicant has not attended an English speaking university
  • Unofficial academic transcripts from ALL universities attended – DO NOT send official transcripts directly to the university.  These are not required until after an offer of admission has been granted.
  • Official GRE scores (UConn GRE code is 3915)
  • Three letters of recommendation that are uploaded into on-line application system
  • Personal statement (no more than 2 pages) outlining why you have chosen this career and would like to attend UConn

Once all applications have been reviewed, our department will extend invitations to interview students based on the order of merit.

Please note: PRAXIS scores and or waivers are not required with the submission of your application. Observation hours are NOT to be submitted as part of your application. Only electronic copies of letters of recommendation will be accepted. If you are admitted to the UConn graduate program, then you must send your final transcript indicating that an undergraduate degree was issued prior to starting at UConn.


M.A. Application

The application deadline for the M.A. program is January 15, 2020.

All requirements for the M.A. application process can be found here




Questions regarding the graduate application process can be addressed to:

The Graduate School
Whetten Graduate Center
438 Whitney Road Extension, Unit 1152
Storrs, CT 06269-1152
Phone: 860 486 3617
Fax: 860 486 6739