Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the fall semester is always the preceding February 1st.

The Preparatory Phase and the Core Phase share the following admission criteria and application process, including the application form.

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • The admissions committee will not review applications where the GPA score is below 3.0.
  • GRE combined score of 290 (300 preferred) for Verbal and Quantitative sections using the new GRE conversion tables beginning November 1, 2011
  • The admissions committee will not review applications where the GRE score is below 290.
  • Students who are admitted with a GRE score below 300 will be admitted on academic probation.
  • All applicants for whom English is a second language must also submit official TOEFL scores of 79 or higher on the internet-based test, 213 or higher on the computer-based test, or 550 or higher on the paper-based test for verification of English proficiency. English proficiency can also be met by submitting official IELTS scores of at least 6.5 overall band score from the academic module exam.
  • Three supportive letters of recommendation from two academic sources and one personal source are preferred. Please use the recommendation form supplied by the graduate school, you can follow this link
  • A formal interview may be required of some applicants.
  • A personal statement IS NOT required for application.
  • A resume IS NOT required for application.
  • Student, faculty and staff in the program are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner without regard race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or political affiliation. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto.

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended should be sent to: 

UofL Graduate Admissions
105 Houchens Building
Louisville, KY 40292

Prerequisite Coursework

Applicants should also consult general graduate admissions and graduation requirements in the University of Louisville Graduate School Catalog for further information. [Click] the above link for information.

Essential Functions

There are various Essential Functions that are REQUIRED of candidates for Graduate Program Admission and for Program Continuance! [Click] the above link for information and to review the required functions.

Average Admissions Information

We are frequently asked about the credentials of students who have been admitted to our program. The incoming students for the Fall 2018 cohorts were admitted with the following credentials:

Core Students: MEAN GPA: 3.76 | MEAN GRE Score: 297 | MEAN QUANTITATIVE Score: 147 | MEAN VERBAL Score: 151 | MEAN WRITING Score: 3.86  

Prep Students: MEAN GPA: 3.66 | MEAN GRE Score: 306 | MEAN QUANTITATIVE Score: 148 | MEAN VERBAL Score: 152 | MEAN WRITING Score: 3.92

Tuition Information

For more information on tuition at the University of Louisville

How to Apply

The Preparatory Phase and the Core Phase use the same application form. Applications of students with Bachelor's degrees in speech-language pathology will automatically be considered for admission to the Core Phase of the program. Applications for students without Bachelor's degrees in speech-language pathology will be considered for admission to the Preparatory Phase of the program.

Students apply to the program using the University of Louisville Graduate School

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Contact the Graduate School:
Phone: 502.852.3101