Graduate Degree Programs

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Speech and Hearing Science Graduate Degree Programs

See an overview of the SHS graduate program here.

Master of Arts Program

Graduate programs of study include speech-language pathology, audiology, and speech, language, and hearing science. The department prepares scientists and professionals who specialize in the study of receptive and productive aspects of oral and alternative communication and communication disorders. Clinics offer outreach programs to anyone with a communication disorder.


Doctoral Program

  • Doctor of Philosophy program prepares the student for independent research.
  • Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) provides advanced professional training for diagnosis and habilitation/rehabilitation of hearing disorders application and related research.


Graduate Admissions

University Academic Information

To apply:

  1. Review Departmental admission information for additional information and guidelines
    Kinesiology and Community Health (KCH) Admission
    Recreation, Sport and Tourism (RST) Admission
    Speech and Hearing Science (SHS) Admission
  2. Complete University of Illinois Application online. This allows students to track their admission progress and conduct most of the admission process, including credit card payments, electronically.
  3. Provide Official Transcripts
  4. Provide Results of the Graduate Records Examination
  5. Provide Personal Statement (included in on-line application)
  6. Provide Letters of Recommendation (included in on-line application)


For additional questions or information:


Financial Aid

Financial support, 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.