New Graduate Students

Welcome to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (SPHSC)! We are pleased you have decided to attend the University of Washington and congratulate you on your personal and academic achievements that have brought you thus far in your career. We hope you will find your time in our Department personally, academically, and professionally rewarding.

In anticipation of your arrival, please review all of the new student information and documentation requirements for your degree program by following the links below. There are several important items you will need to address prior to starting the program and they must be completed by the designated deadlines. We also recommend you spend some time reviewing the “Academic Programs” section of our website pertaining to your specific degree program and our “Resources & Links” page which is often very helpful to new students.

If you have any questions about your program, new student requirements, or deadlines please contact us!

  • Master’s students contact Chrissie Chang, Graduate Program Adviser, at or 206-685-7904.
  • Doctoral students contact Ernie Lefler, Graduate Program Adviser, at or 206-685-7960.

Degree Program Info & Requirements

Master of Science (CoreSLP)
Master of Science (MedSLP)
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

2014 Department Orientation

Our mandatory, graduate student orientation will held on two days; Monday September 22nd and Tuesday September 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Eagleson Hall (1417 NE 42nd Street). All new SPHSC graduate students are required to attend this event, so please mark your calendar. All M.S. and Au.D. students should also anticipate additional orientation activities throughout their first week of school specific to clinical coursework and procedures.

During orientation, SPHSC faculty and staff will provide valuable information about your graduate program. For your convenience, a folder containing the orientation schedule and other relevant materials will be available for pick up on Friday, September 19th. You will find the packet in your new department mailbox located in Eagleson Hall. Please plan to pick up your materials and bring them with you to orientation.

If for any reason you cannot attend this orientation, please contact your assigned Graduate Program Advisor immediately.

2014 Orientation Schedule

2014-2015 Tuition Rates

The UW graduate tuition rates and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year will be released by the UW Planning and Budget Office this summer. Detailed information on the current tuition amounts and fees for each specific degree program is located on the "Tuition & Fees" sections of our website. This information will be updated once the final tuition rates are released.

Mandatory TB & Flu Clinics in September
Health Sciences Immunization (HSIP) Program

All new CoreSLP, MedSLP and Au.D. students are required to attend annual tuberculosis and flu shot clinics held on campus each fall. Attendance at all scheduled clinics is a requirement of the UW Health Sciences Immunization Program (HSIP) in which you will enroll. The HSIP health fee students pay covers the costs associated with these clinics.

Before you arrive this fall, we will finalize the clinic times and procedures and communicate them to you. Each student must attend two assigned clinics. The initial clinic time will be for administering the tuberculosis PPD skin test and flu shot. The follow-up clinic time will be for PPD readings.

HSIP 2014 Fall Clinics