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 – NOTE – this requirement is waived for the Fall 2020 application cycle.

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.


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

The application deadline for the Au.D. program is January 15.

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