Application Process



July 15, 2022: Application opens in CSDCAS

November 15, 2022: Application deadline* for international applicants

December 1, 2022: Application deadline* for fellowship consideration

December 15, 2022: Application deadline* for domestic applicants

February 1, 2023: OSU Supplemental Application Deadline

*All application materials, including transcripts and reference letters, must be received through CSDCAS by 11:59 PM ET on the application deadline. Applications that have not reached a COMPLETE status by the application deadline, will not be considered. (Refer to CSDCAS Application Status Guide.) It is the applicant’s responsibility to monitor their application status and notifications and consult CSDCAS if there is any question about the application status.


CSDCAS: Carefully review CSDCAS instructions before applying. Keep the CSDCAS Applicant Help Center page handy throughout the application process. Learn more about CSDCAS Application Fees and Fee Waivers here

REFERENCES: A minimum of three reference letters is required to complete your application. It is strongly recommended that letters be written by faculty members and/or instructors that can speak to your academic abilities and potential success as a graduate student. Letters are submitted electronically through CSDCAS. You will list your references as “Evaluations” in the “Supporting Information” section. Letters of Recommendation must be received through CSDCAS by 11:59 PM ET on the application deadline. Be sure to give your recommenders adequate time to meet this deadline.

TRANSCRIPTS: Official transcripts for all college-level course work completed in the United States for which college credit was awarded must be received by CSDCAS by the application deadline. Failure to submit transcripts for college-level work completed while in high school or at other post-secondary institutions will cause application processing delays!

SHORT ESSAYS: We consider our short essays to be in lieu of a personal statement. A strong applicant’s responses will fully address the essay question, demonstrate originality, and reflect strong writing skills. Less attention will be given to responses that simply list items from a resume or platitudes about one’s desire to help others.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:  TOEFL scores are required for most international students. Learn more here

DECISION COMMUNICATIONS:  All department communications will be sent via CSDCAS to the email address associated with the CSDCAS application. After April 15, we will be giving students minimal windows in which to accept or decline admission. Please monitor your email frequently so you do not miss any important communications from us! 


ACCESSING THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION: Once your CSDCAS reaches a VERIFIED status, you will receive access to OSU’s Supplemental Application via the email address associated with your CSDCAS account. Verification does not occur until the application has reached a COMPLETE status. As a reminder, your application must reach a COMPLETE status by the initial application deadline listed above to be considered for admission. This application is much briefer than the CSDCAS application and focuses primarily on biographical and demographic data, 


OSU SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION FEES: $60 for domestic applicants; $70 for international applicants. Fee waivers may be available for qualifying applicants. Waivers must be requested well in advance of the supplemental application deadline. Learn more here.

On September, 20, 2022, the Department of Speech and Hearing Science Undergraduate and Graduate Studies Committees hosted a virtual Q&A session for SHS undergraduate students who are submitting applications for graduate school. Topics included:  Navigating CSDCAS, Letters of Recommendation, Deadlines, Transcripts, GRE scores, OSU Supplemental Application and Application fee waivers

A recording of the session is available here.

Please review the following items below before applying: