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Indiana University Bloomington

Apply to Ph.D. Program

Application Procedures for the PhD Program

The university deadline for admission to the fall semester is December 1 for international students, January 15 for U.S. citizens. We only consider applications for the spring and summer semesters under certain circumstances. Please contact the coordinator of the PhD program, Dr. Karen Forrest, if you would like to apply to a different semester or if you have specific questions regarding the application process.

To Apply

Indiana University recommends that you apply on-line through the application portal. If you are unable to apply online, a paper application can be found on the same website.

The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences requires the following to be included in your application:

  1. Three letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your ability to do scholarly work. With the online application, recommensdation writers can submit their letters online.
  2. The application fee to be paid by credit card with online application
  3. A 300-500 word statement of purpose
  4. One copy of an official transcript of all previous college and university work
  5. One official copy of GRE test scores.
If you decide to apply with a paper application or if you have letters of recommendation that are completed on the hard copy form, please submit those materials to:

Kimberly S. Elkins
Administrative Secretary
Speech & Hearing Sciences
200 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7002
(812) 855-4202
(812) 855-5531 Fax

Admission Guidelines

  1. Completion of an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences or an acceptable related field (e.g., biology, engineering, linguistics, psychology).
  2. Recommended Grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Recommmended Graduate Record Examination score in excess of 300 for the verbal and quantitative sections combined.