Graduate Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department has over 250 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate students, and a faculty and staff of 20. Students in the Department hail from all over the nation. Upon leaving the University, our graduates enter the clinical, teaching, and research fields throughout the United States.
General Information (Fall 2019 Admission)
Application Available: September 1
Application Deadline: December 15 for Fall Admission only
Degree Awarded: Master of Arts, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Philosophy
UT Austin alumni with a degree in a field other than CSD, and those who graduated from another institution and have never attended UT Austin, will need to apply to enroll as CSD Non-degree seekers in order to take the prerequisites required of successful Master's and AuD candidates.
The application process for CSD is managed by the Office of Graduate and International Admissions Center (GIAC). You MUST submit your electronic application and all required materials listed in the following instructions by the REQUIRED DEADLINE date for your area of interest. Materials missing from your application may prevent your application from going to review with our Admissions Committees.
A total of 32 credits of academic coursework plus 10-20 credits of clinical practicum over two years are required for the completion of the MA.
Additional areas of study within the CSD Department are in the area of bilingual speech language pathology and family-focused treatment. Study and training in a full range of evaluation and remediation techniques are integral parts of the curriculum.
The University of Texas at Austin offers an interdisciplinary Doctor of Audiology (AuD) that consists of a minimum of 104 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's level. The degree program focuses on academic and clinical education for those entering the profession of audiology.
Our program at UT is built on an apprenticeship model. Each doctoral student has a mentor who acts as the students' primary advisor and teacher. Please contact our CSD Graduate Office if you have general admissions questions. The faculty member you choose to mentor you during your graduate program is the best person to answer specific questions about what your individual program might look like. You may contact our faculty with your questions or concerns.