Applications for Dual Track Degrees

If you are applying for a dual track degree, that is, you are interested in obtaining a Master's or Audiology degree and also a Doctoral degree, you must submit materials both via CSDCAS and via Purdue’s online system. Please read and follow the instructions below carefully.

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

Materials to be submitted to CSDCAS Centralized Application:

  1. Online application (CSDCAS Application) Your application should be marked by CSDCAS as " Complete” or as  “Verified” before January 15th (Eastern Time) in order to be considered for admission.
  2. Application fee
  3. Three letters of recommendation (See Recommendation Letters)
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. This includes dual credit transcripts.  Please refer to CSDCAS instructions.
  5. Official evaluations of any international transcripts.
  6. CV or Resume- Please be sure to include relevant experience in the areas of leadership, collaboration, critical thinking, community advocacy.
  7. Personal essay- Your personal essay should address how your experiences have shaped your interest in speech or hearing, what your career goals are, and why you believe you are a good fit for our program. 
  8. Diversity essay- Please provide a diversity essay of 500 words or less that describes your leadership, work experience, service experience, or other significant involvement with racial, ethnic, socio-economic, or educational communities that have traditionally been underrepresented in higher education, and how these experiences would promote a diversity of views, experiences, and ideas in the pursuit of research, scholarship, and creative excellence.
  9. Video response to question prompt. Please follow the instructions given in the CSDCAS application.       

Materials to be submitted to Purdue University via the Online Application System:

  1. Online application (Graduate Application)
    NOTE: Apply as a Ph.D. Student on this form
    • Statement of Purpose. (Guide to Writing a Statement of Purpose)
    • Resume or curriculum vita.  This is an optional field in the application system, but is required by the department.
    • List of 2 recommenders.
  2. Application fee
  3. Official GRE scores. No set minimum required. (Purdue’s institution code is 1631; no department code needs to be specified)   
  4. Official transcripts from all institutions attended. All applicants should submit official transcripts directly to the SLHS Graduate Program Secretary. International transcripts must be submitted in their original form and in translation, along with copies of any diplomas awarded. Note: Hard copy transcripts should be sent directly to the SLHS Graduate Program Secretary (715 Clinic Dr., West Lafayette, IN 47907). Electronic transcripts must be sent to the Graduate School at, this delays the receipt of the transcript, so hard copies are preferred.
  5. For those whose first-language is not English, we require official test scores less than 2 years old from one of the following: TOEFL iBT or IELTS (Note that the SLHS English proficiency requirements for clinical students are more stringent than those set by the Purdue Graduate School; see link for International Students). 

Important note: Your application must be marked by CSDCAS as "Complete" no later than January 15th in order to be considered for admission.  It is ok if the application has not yet been verified or mailed. We must also have the complete Purdue application by January 15th.

Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences, Lyles-Porter Hall, 715 Clinic Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2122, PH: (765) 494-3789

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