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The application deadline is January 5, 2024.

The applications for the M.A. in Speech Language Pathology, Au.D. in Clinical Audiology and Combined Au.D./Ph.D. in Audiology (dual-degree program), and Ph.D. in Hearing Science are found online here. Click here for Application FAQs.

The PhD program is a one-on-one mentoring program. Potential mentors' decisions to accept new students are based on several factors, including, but not limited to, time constraints, how many students they currently have, and the funding available for new students. If you are considering applying for a PhD program (or the joint MA-PhD program), it is important to identify potential mentors and contact them prior to applying so that you can make informed decisions about applying. You may also read this article on Emailing Future PhD Advisors from Psychology Today.


  • To apply to any of these programs, you will need:

    • A completed application. Complete the electronic application. For other application options, visit

    • A non-refundable application fee of $75.00 (Note: This fee is subject to change). If you have problems with your application fee, please contact the graduate school at gradschool [at]

    • One complete set of unofficial transcripts reflecting all undergraduate and graduate work completed or in progress. Each transcript should include the years of attendance, courses taken, grades received, class standing and the degree, certificate or diploma received. If the applicant attended the University of Maryland, College Park, the Graduate School will obtain your records of courses completed on the College Park campus so you will not need to send it in. To facilitate the processing and review of an application, unofficial copies of transcripts from institutions other than the University of Maryland, College Park may be used for review processes. Official copies of those transcripts, however, are required before full admission can be granted.

    • Three letters of recommendation submitted by professors or others who can assess the quality of the applicant's academic performance and scholastic potential. 

    • Statement of Goals, Experiences, and Research Interests (personal statement)

    • Supplemental application form. Please download this supplemental form, fill it out, and upload it with your application. 

      • This is required for both Clinical Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology programs.

      • It is MANDATORY for this application to be fully completed for us to review your application.

      • We review applications only if students have completed at least 60% of their pre-requisite coursework at the time of application. 

    • Resume or CV. Again, be sure to include the correct program code (SPLA, CAUD, or HESP) on your application.

  • To apply to complete your prerequisite coursework, click here.


How to Calculate GPA: Major & Last 60 Credits

Please Note: On the 4.0 scale, an A is worth 4 points, an A- is worth 3.7 points, a B+ is worth 3.3 points, a B is worth 3 points, a B- is worth 2.7 points, a C+ is worth 2.3 points, a C is worth 2 points, a C- is worth 1.7 points, a D is worth 1 point and an F is worth 0 points.

This refers to the GPA of the courses in your major. Some universities calculate this for you, but many do not.  If yours does not, you can calculate it yourself quite easily. Simply determine the number of credit hours you have taken in your major for which you earned each grade, and multiply that by the typical GPA score for that grade. Then average these scores. (For example, if a psychology major took 4 3-credit psych classes, earning As in 2 of them and Bs in 2, and took one 4-credit course for an A, the calculation would be: 10 credits A = 10x 4.0 =40    6 credits B = 6x 3.0 = 18   40+18=58  58/16 credits = 3.63.  Please only include those classes that are in your major department.

Why we look at your last 60 credits

Many students tend to achieve better grades and scores as upperclassmen than they did as freshmen. Our experience has been that looking at these scores tends to help applicants look their strongest.

How to Calculate Your Last 60 Credits GPA

The basic way you calculate this is the same for the major GPA. But rather than include only those classes in your major, you include all courses you have taken in your undergraduate degree, starting from the most recent semester, and working backward until you reach a minimum of 60 credits. Please use only complete semesters. Thus, if a student took 18 credit hours per semester, that student should use the last 4 semesters, even though doing so results in 72 credits; since 3 semesters would be only 54 credits, the student would need to include the 4th semester, even though this results in more than 60 credits. This measure ends up focusing on the most recent 2 years of your studies. (If you took summer or evening courses at another institution, you should include those courses/grades, as long as they fall within the last 60 credits of your undergraduate degree.) 

This GPA is reserved for any credits that you have completed after obtaining your graduate degree. These credits are not to be included in your last 60 credits.

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