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)
  • GRE combined score of 300 for Verbal and Quantitative sections using the new GRE conversion tables beginning November 1, 2011
  • IELTS Exam (if necessary) The Graduate Council supported and approved a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS, International English Language Testing System, as way for graduate applicants to demonstrate English proficiency
  • Three supportive letters of recommendation from two academic sources and one personal source. 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.

Average Admissions Information

We are frequently asked about the credentials of students who have been admitted to our program. The class beginning Fall 2017 were admitted with the following credentials:

Core Students: MEAN GPA: 3.74 | MEAN GRE Score: 301 | MEAN QUANTITATIVE Score: 152 | MEAN VERBAL Score: 148 | MEAN WRITING Score: 4.0  

Prep Students: MEAN GPA: 3.71 | MEAN GRE Score: 303 | MEAN QUANTITATIVE Score: 154 | MEAN VERBAL Score: 149 | MEAN WRITING Score: 4.4

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

Apply Online:

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Contact the Graduate School:
Phone: 502.852.3101