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Applications & Admissions Overview

Applicants must decide whether to apply to a clinical degree program (only), to the Ph.D. program (only) or to the dual Ph.D./Clinical track.

Applications are submitted electronically, via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) and via Purdue’s online “Apply Yourself” system.

  • Applicants to clinical programs (including dual track) must submit an application via CSDCAS as well as a Purdue "Apply Yourself" application. 
  • Those applying ONLY to the Ph.D. program submit only the "Apply Yourself" Ph.D. program application. 
  • Applicants to the dual Ph.D./Clinical tracks must submit both a CSDCAS and "Apply Yourself" Ph.D. program applications. 
  • Note that the "Apply Yourself" application is slightly different for Clinical (only) vs. Ph.D. and Dual Track applications.  Please see individual pages for each track.

Prerequisite courses for MS-SLP clinical degree: 

1 course in biological science
1 course in physical sciences
1 course in behavioral/social sciences
1 course in normal anatomy & physiology for speech and hearing
1 course in acoustics or normal phonology
1 course in linguistics or normal language development
1 course in statistics covering t-tests, analyses of variance, chi-square, regression, and correlation
1 course in aural rehabilitation other than sign language
1 course in hearing disorders and hearing evaluation

We accept students with a bachelor’s degree in other areas. We consider this type of student a prerequisite applicant. Students accepted into the prerequisite program will take an extra year to complete. All applicants are evaluated equally regardless of their degree area. Students with bachelor’s degrees in other areas may also take the prerequisite courses prior to applying to our program.


Clinical and Dual Track: January 1st.
Ph.D. Only:  January 1st (Fall admission) and August 1st (Spring admission)
Ph.D. Only (not seeking funding): March 1st (Fall admission) and October 1st (Spring admission)

If you are thinking of applying to the Ph.D. program at Purdue, we strongly recommend that you contact prospective supervisors before starting the application process. 

Please contact the Graduate Program Secretary at the address listed on the Contact Us page with any questions that are not answered on these pages.