Application FAQs

To be admitted to the fall semester for each year, you must submit your completed application to Indiana University by January 15.

Although we prefer to receive electronic applications, paper versions are also accepted. You can access the electronic application at the University Graduate School website. If you decide to apply with a paper application or if you have letters of recommendation that are completed on the hard copy form, please submit those materials to:

Kimberly S. Elkins
Administrative Secretary
Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
200 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7002
Phone: (812) 855-4202
Fax: (812) 855-5531.

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No, you do not need to order transcripts from Indiana University. However, if you transferred to Indiana University from another university/college, you must submit the transcript(s) from that school, even if it already appears on your Indiana University transcript. If you have any other questions about transcripts, please contact our Administrative Secretary, Kimberly Elkins, at kelkins@indiana.edu.

No. It is fine if, for example, one of your recommenders sends his/her letter as a hard copy, while the other recommenders submit their letters online.

No. You do not have to submit all of your application materials at the same time—they may be sent individually.

We have no specific requirements about the content of the personal statement other than what is stated in the graduate school application instructions (i.e., current goals, career plans, and reason for selecting the field). If you are applying to the bilingual-track, STEPS, it is requested you indicate this in your personal statement.

Please contact the University Graduate School at 812-855-8853 or grdschl@indiana.edu.

Admission letters are typically sent out in early March indicating whether a student has been accepted and whether the student is being offered funding or is being considered for funding. Students who are accepted to the program have until April 15 to reply.

Admissions FAQs

The University Graduate School recommends that students have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). However, over the past few years, the mean GPA for the admitted students has been around 3.8 (Range = 3.3-4.0).

No. In addition to GPA, our admissions committee reviews each applicant’s letters of recommendation, personal statement, and any other information that will establish the candidate’s potential to be successful in our graduate degree programs.

On average, 35 new students are admitted into the master’s degree program each year.

See the tuition fee page of the Indiana University Graduate School. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 54 credit hours in the program, with some students completing additional credit hours depending on their interests and background. Many classes, due to their clinical nature, also have an associated clinical fee.

Because students who are accepted during the initial round of admissions have until April 15 to respond, the earliest that students who are on the waitlist will hear further information about their application is the last week of April.

Our graduate degree programs begin with the fall semester. The fall semester start date varies from year-to-year, but specific start dates for each year can be found at the registrar website. Orientation for graduate students generally begins the week prior to the start of classes. We do not admit students to the spring and summer semesters so that all students begin the master’s degree program as a cohort in the fall. Only under special circumstances will we consider applications for the Spring and Summer semesters.

No. Students are expected to attend the program on a full-time basis. Students typically register for 12-14 credit hours per semester.

Students with undergraduate degrees in speech and hearing sciences typically take two years to complete the master’s degree program. The same is true for students without undergraduate degrees in the field (this does not include the prerequisite course requirements; see Prerequisites for more information).

If you have questions about Indiana University’s residency requirements, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Of course, we always welcome student visits. Please contact our Graduate Secretary, Kimberly Elkins, to schedule a visit.

Answers to some questions may be found in our Student Handbooks, located in each program area of our Student Portal. You may contact the appropriate program coordinator for your area of interest. If you aren’t sure who that is, contact our department.