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Additional Application Instructions for International Students

Please note, the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) has higher minimum requirements for English language proficiency for clinical degree (MS-SLP, Au.D. and Dual Track) than does the Purdue University Graduate School. Also, SLHS does not waive this requirement even if you have earned a degree within the past 24 months from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

To be eligible for admission consideration into the clinical programs, or to be eligible for departmental funding as a PhD student (unless other arrangements are made with the students' PhD supervisor) all international applicants must meet the higher department standards.

English proficiency test scores are required of all international applicants whose first language is not English.

  • TOEFL Ibt: a minimum total score of 100 with minimum individual scores of speaking, 28; writing, 22; listening, 22; and reading, 22
  • IELTS: a minimum score of 7.5 with no single band score lower than 7.0
International transcripts must be uploaded or submitted in their original form and in translation, along with copies of any diplomas awarded.  Please send any paper transcripts to the SLHS Graduate Secretary.