The application deadline is January 15, 2012. You will need to complete the University of Illinois application through Apply-Yourself at
Requirements for Applications to the MA-SLP, AuD, and PhD programs
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
- The Graduate College requires a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (A=4.0).
Transcripts from all institutions attended (follow ApplyYourself instructions).
- Results of the Graduate Record Examination. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is
administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The results must arrive at the University by the
application deadline. Therefore, make sure that you make arrangements and take the test early enough. The
Institution Code for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is 1836 and the Department Code is 0620.
- For the MA-SLP program, a minimum of two letters of recommendation are required. For the
AuD and PhD programs, three letters are required. Request letters of recommendation from
faculty who are acquainted with your educational background and academic abilities. Letters from PhD faculty
are strongly recommended.
- A personal statement. This statement is a very important part of your application. Please
include comments on why you are interested in the program, what your current understanding of the field is,
what education and skills you expect to acquire through the degree, and how you expect to use your degree after
graduation. Briefly describe any related experience including volunteer time, paid work, internships, coursework,
and pertinent training. Applicants with professional work experience are encouraged to explain how they think their
work experience has prepared them for graduate study at the University of Illinois. PhD applicants should state
their area of interest and potential faculty mentors.
- International students must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores,
with a minimum score of 550 on the paper based TOEFL test, 213 on the computer based test, or 79 on the
internet-based test (iBT). Complete instructions for international students are contained in the on-line
Financial support through the Department, typically research or teaching assistantships, is available for a
limited number of students and is based on merit. Need-based financial support may be applied for through the
University Financial Aid Office.
Further information can be found at MA-SLP FAQs. Address any additional questions to