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Doctorate in Communication Science and Disorders

Admission criteria

Deadline for Fall entrance: February 1
Deadline for Summer entrance: February 1

  • Minimum 3.4 GPA (A=4.0) for the last 60 hours of college/university course work

Minimum English Proficiency Requirements

Test Type Total Score Reading Listening Speaking Writing
TOEFL Internet-based 92 20 20 20 20
IELTS Academic 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

Minimum GRE Scores

When did you take the GRE? Verbal + Quantitative
Prior to August 1, 2011 1100 (preferred)
On or after August 1, 2011 306 (preferred)

Note: Acceptance for admission to doctoral studies is determined by a selection committee. Only those students who show clear likelihood for success in doctoral-level studies and research are admitted.

Required Application Materials

For the Office of Graduate Studies

  • Completed Graduate Studies online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.  
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Communication Science and Disorders Program

The following items must be uploaded to your Graduate Studies online application:

  • 3 to 5 letters of recommendation
  • Letter of intent
  • A personal curriculum vitae
  • At least 1 example of the applicant’s scholarly work (a thesis or substantial paper)
  • Official GRE score report
  • Personal interviews may be requested

Admission contact information

Stacy Wagovich
301 Lewis Hall
Columbia, MO 65211