Speech and Hearing Sciences

The PhD program in Speech and Hearing Sciences is not accepting applications for admission for the fall of 2024; however, admissions will resume for the fall of 2025.  To learn more about the doctoral program, please visit the program website.  To inquire about admissions for the fall of 2025, please contact the program coordinator, Dr. Karen Erickson.

Programs Degrees Major Codes Admissions
Term Deadline
Doctoral PHD SPHS Fall 2024 pause (see above) Fall 2024 pause (see above)
Master’s MS SPHS Fall January 9, 2024
Fall Graduate School Fellowships December 12, 2023 (Recommended)
Director of Graduate Admissions For Doctoral Admissions:  Karen Erickson (karen_erickson@med.unc.edu)
For Master’s Admissions:  Adam Jacks (adam_jacks@med.unc.edu)
Graduate Coordinator For Doctoral Admissions:  Tamara Mesko (tamara_mesko@med.unc.edu)
For Master’s Admissions: Kayla Rankin (kayla_rankin@med.unc.edu)
Address Department of Allied Health Sciences
CB# 7120, Bondurant Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7120
Website med.unc.edu/ahs/sphs
Phone  919-966-2343
Test Requirements
GRE not required
Letters of Recommendation 3 – (2 must be from professors)
International Applicants Only TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Other Requirements In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below and the program website (https://www.med.unc.edu/healthsciences/sphs/) for additional expectations and application requirements.

Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)

All MS-SLP applicants should apply directly to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) at https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/. Please visit this site early for complete instructions.

Applying is a two-step process. After your CSDCAS application has been received by UNC-Chapel Hill and the CSDCAS application has closed, you will receive an email with instructions for completing the UNC Graduate School supplemental application. If you have not received an email with the link, please contact the Master’s graduate coordinator. Most information for the supplemental application will be imported from CSDCAS; however, you will be asked to answer residency and honor code questions and pay the Graduate School application fee.

Please be aware *For Fall 2024 MS-SLP applicants, CSDCAS applications must be submitted by December 12, 2023.  Your recommendation letters may be submitted up until December 31. 

 **The Graduate School supplemental application must be submitted by January 9, 2024.

Doctor of Philosophy in Speech and Hearing Sciences (PhD-SPHS)

Admission to the PhD-SPHS Program is a multi-step process that begins with a formal application to the program. Select applicants will be invited to talk with potential mentors and participate in virtual interviews with program faculty. Applicants are encouraged to explore faculty profiles to identify potential mentors on the program website at https://www.med.unc.edu/healthsciences/sphs/about-us/faculty/