Application Deadline: January 1

January 1 is the recommended date for submission of all application materials for fall admission with optimal consideration for BU doctoral program funding.

Application Requirements

  • evidence of high academic achievement in previous coursework, both undergraduate and graduate
  • strong scores on the Graduate Record Examination (institution code 3087)
  • at least three letters of reference from individuals familiar with your academic ability

The admissions committee considers each applicant’s experience, professional certification (if applicable), and personal statement of goals in the selection process.

To ensure that you will have a suitable mentor, you are strongly encouraged to meet with a research faculty member about your research interests prior to submitting an application. A personal interview by the doctoral program faculty is usually required.

Note: Students entering post-baccalaureate who are interested in speech-language studies and in obtaining clinical certification in speech-language pathology are eligible for the combined MS/PhD program in Speech-Language Pathology.