Graduate Program

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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 2018 Admission)

Application Deadline: December 17 for Fall Admission only

Application Available: September 1

Degree Awarded: Master of Arts, Doctor of Audiology, Doctor of Philosophy

Part-Time Study Available? NO

Distance Learning Available? NO

Your Application and the Application Decision

Successful applicants will be those who, in the judgment of the faculty admissions committees, show the greatest promise for success as graduate students in our program and as professionals after graduation. We do not employ arbitrary threshold or minimum values for such factors as GRE scores or GPA to determine which applications are evaluated for admission, nor do we have geographic preferences or quotas; all applications are considered carefully on the basis of all required materials mentioned above.

To find out the status of your application you can check your MyStatus Page.

Interviews are REQUIRED for M.A./Ph.D., Au.D/Ph.D. and Ph.D. applicants only. Master's and Doctor of Audiology applicants are NOT required to interview. If you wish to visit us, please make arrangements to attend our CSD Info Day in the Fall.

Admissions decisions are typically announced the second week of March prior to UT Austin closing for Spring Break.  Decisions are announced on your MyStatus Page regarding our decision of either ‘ADMIT’ or ‘DENY’.  Those students who may be placed on a 'waiting list' will have their admission decision posted on the MyStatus Page after all those admitted in early March have responded with a decision. 

PLEASE NOTE:  Applications for Teaching and Research Assistantships are announced in August to ONLY those students who are admitted and accept our offer.  Those students who will receive an assistantship will be notified in August prior to Fall semester enrollment. 

Current Students

Forms, Information, Links and Guidelines. Please contact the Graduate Office with any questions you may have or talk to your academic or clinical advisor.

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Applying to Take Prerequisites

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.

Admissions Instructions

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.

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Master's Program

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.

Audiology Program

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.

Ph.D. Program

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.