Application Requirements

Application Deadline

The Communication Sciences and Disorder/Doctor of Philosophy program accepts applications on a rolling basis. Completed applications should be received at least 3 months prior to the start of the semester in which the student intends to enroll. The department gives priority review to applications received by February 1 for funding purposes.

Program Begins


International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Required Tests

GRE General Test

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE scores

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement regarding your career goals, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree and areas of research interest
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Must participate in a personal interview and the interview can be by Skype


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