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Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

There are two areas of study available at the MA level: one prepares students for clinical practice and professional certification in speech-language pathology, and the other offers students the opportunity to pursue a research focus without clinical preparation. Two areas of study are also available at the Doctoral level: the PhD program is designed to prepare students for research careers, and the Doctorate of Audiology (AUD) prepares students for clinical practice and professional certification in the field of audiology.

Degrees Offered:

Degree Details: 

Fall admission only

MA: Speech Language Pathology

Two-year post-baccalaureate degree that requires approximately 42 graduate-level credits of academic coursework, as well as clinical education requirements.

AuD

Four-year post-baccalaureate degree that requires approximately 97 graduate-level credits consisting of academic coursework, clinical practicum experiences, a capstone project and advanced clinical rotations. Students with certification in audiology may also apply to the program and may apply previous graduate coursework to a portion of the requirements.

Spring and Fall admission

MA: Research Program

Requires 30 credit hours of graduate coursework, with six credit hours devoted to the master’s thesis. At least 24 hours must be completed at the 5000 level or above.  A maximum of 6 credit hours may be completed at the 3000 or 4000 level at the discretion of the academic department.

PhD

Requires study within an area of specific interest within the disciplines of speech, language, and hearing sciences, with mentorship from faculty. Options are available for a dual PhD in SLHS and Neuroscience and SLHS and Cognitive Science. There is no foreign language requirement.

Admissions Requirements: 
  1. Hold a baccalaureate degree, or its equivalent from an accredited college or university.
  2. Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.25, a masters GPA of at least 3.5 if applying for the PhD program.
  3. GRE scores: Scores at or above the 50th percentile on verbal and quantitative portions is preferable.
  4. Four letters of recommendation.
  5. Personal statement of academic interests.
  6. Current CV or resume
     
Applicant Instructions: 

The Spring Deadline for the MA and PhD programs is October 1, 2014. The Fall Deadline for domestic applicants is January 15, 2015, but we encourage earlier submissions. 

Fall Domestic Application Deadline: 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Fall International Application Deadline: 
Monday, December 1, 2014
Spring Domestic Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Spring International Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Contact Information: 
Graduate Program Assistant
Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
University of Colorado Boulder
SLHS C201
409 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0409
Phone 303-492-3404
Fax 303-492-3274
 
Where To Send Your Materials: 

Application Mailing Instructions

Domestic Applicants:

Transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Admissions. Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Graduate Admissions
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0553 USA

For overnight or express mail (DHL, FEDEX, UPS):

Graduate Admissions             
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street , Bldg RL3, Suite A122
553 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA                                                                                                                              
Phone:  (303) 492-6301
  

All International Applicants

Transcripts should be sent directly to Office of Admissions/International.  Transcripts must be official copies and should include ALL post-secondary academic work completed to date, including courses appearing as transfer credit on other transcripts, credits earned in study abroad programs, and courses taken for college credit while in high school. Copies of transcripts mailed in unsealed envelopes and sent directly by applicants are NOT official transcripts.

For standard international mail or mail within the US, including USPS Priority and Express:

Office of Admissions/International
University of Colorado Boulder
3100 Marine Street, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0065 USA

Overnight/Express Mailing Address (DHL, UPS, FedEx)          

Office of Admissions/International               
University of Colorado Boulder                     
3100 Marine Street, Bldg RL3, Suite A122
65 UCB
Boulder, CO 80303-1058 USA

Phone: (303) 492-6301