School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
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Ph.D Program


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Please familiarize yourself with all items on this page before submitting your application.

Items 1 below provides instructions for completing the University of Memphis Graduate or International application form.

Items 2-5 describe the required documents necessary for admission to our School and where they should be mailed.

Item 6 provides you with contact information for a member of our faculty who will serve to answer questions that you may have regarding the specific graduate degree program for which you are applying.

1. Application Form

Please submit your application on-line.

Select ‘Graduate Application’ ( U.S. residents only) or 'International Application' (non U.S. residents only).   When asked, create a login ID and password; then simply follow the directions to complete your application. The application fee is $35.00 for domestic students (U.S. citizens) and $60.00 for international students.

2. Graduate Record Examination (General Test)

We require that you take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Please have the Educational Testing Service (ETS) send your scores to The University of Memphis (ETS Code 1459).

3. Official Transcripts

Please have all undergraduate and graduate transcripts mailed directly to: Office of Graduate Admissions, The University of Memphis, Wilder Tower 200, Memphis, Tennessee 38152-3370.


CSD Admissions
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
807 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38105

4. Letters of Recommendation

Three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with your academic background and aptitude for Ph.D. work within Communication Sciences and Disorders. We do not have a specific template/form for letters of recommendation.

5. Resumé/Vitae

The resumé/vitae should include a description of all educational and work experience and a letter describing your research interests and professional goals.

6. Personal Statement

Include a letter describing your research interests and professional goals as specifically as possible.  The letter will be evaluated  in relation to training opportunities offered by the School’s faculty.  This statement must be written by the applicant without copying from any other source.

7. Contact Information

Please provide your current contact information (preferred e-mail address and telephone number) in order to enhance communication in the application process.


Shaum P. Bhagat, Ph.D.
(e-mail:, telephone: 901-678-5800)

Director of Graduate Studies
David J. Wark, Ph.D.
(e-mail:, telephone: 901-678-5800)

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Last Updated: 9/23/13