Audiology and Speech Pathology Admission
Admission to the Doctorate of Audiology program is on a competitive bases. Interested students are encouraged to apply early (application deadline is March 15). Prerequisite coursework and requirements. The graduate school's general admission criteria and the following specific criteria must be met for unconditional admission.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA 3.00
- Three academic letters of recommendation
- Personal interview
- GRE: Math, Verbal and Written
- A minimum of three semester hours in each: life sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, mathematics, written and oral communications
- Specific courses may be required for ASHA Certification
- Official transcripts
- TOEFL scores for international students
- One-page, typed letter detailing their professional background, experience and rationale for wanting to be admitted to the program in audiology
Individuals not meeting all requirements: Conditional admission is considered upon recommendation of the faculty.
Speech Pathology (M.S.)
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements for graduate school, applicants for the Master in Speech Pathology program must meet the following requirements:
- Applicants are required to submit a one-page, typed letter detailing their professional background, experience and rationale for wanting to be admitted to the program in speech pathology.
- Applicants are required to submit three letters of recommendation from references who have knowledge of their academic and/or clinical background. This information must include the name, address, position and telephone number of each reference.
- Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in communication disorders and a minimum QPA of 3.0. Applicants must provide up-to-date transcripts. If a student is still completing undergraduate course work, they must indicate (a) the name/titles of the courses being completed, and (b) the expected date of completion. Applicants whose major is in an area other than communication disorders will be required to satisfactorily complete certain academic and practicum deficiencies. These will be prescribed by faculty following analysis of the individual's transcript.
- The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of all applicants. Typically, successful students have had approximate scores of Verbal, 443; Quantitative, 552; Analytical writing, 4.2
Deadline for submission of all application materials is Feb. 15. Applications are only accepted for fall enrollment. Applications must include the most up-to-date transcripts as possible - for currently enrolled undergraduate students in their senior year, the application must include the final grades for the Fall semester prior to application.
Audiology and Speech Pathology (B.S.)
In addition to 53 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 51 semester hours is required for a Bachelor's of Audiology and Speech Pathology along with elective courses and BU's degree requirement of 120 hours. Students should work with their adviser on course selection.