New Graduate Students
Ph.D. / Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program Information
New Student Instructions
Registration / Coursework Information
All Ph.D. students will register for classes between June 24, 2013 and September 24, 2013.
Student Compliance Requirements
Please complete these online admissions requirements within 30 days of receiving your welcome packet (by 6/17/13).
- Criminal Background Check – first read the Ph.D. background check instructions and then complete the background check online through our vendor Verified Credentials
- UW Internet ID – set up your unique UW internet ID account and password online through UW IT Connect
- UW Email Account - set up your new UW email/deskmail account at UW Deskmail Services
Please turn in the following paperwork no later than 9/23/13.
- Final Transcripts – once your final transcripts are ready and your degree is posted
- Mail the transcript(s) designated on your “Application Status Page” to the UW Graduate School.
- Mail or hand deliver the transcripts for all schools attended and listed on your application to the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.
- You must submit transcripts to both places.
- Health Insurance Portability & Accountability (HIPAA) Training – Complete this free, UW online training once you are contacted by our HIPAA Privacy Office (Nancy Alarcon) in August, retaining the certificate of completion for uploading during the first week of class.
- UW Medicine Privacy Agreement - Review, sign, and upload during the first week of class.
MAIL YOUR MATERIALS TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS:
University of Washington
Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
ATTN: Graduate Student Services / Ernie Lefler
1417 NE 42nd St
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105-6246
Each September, the UW Center for Instructional Development and Research holds a TA/RA conference on Teaching, Learning and Research. All new doctoral students in our department are required to register and attend this free conference being held on the following dates:
- Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Please check the conference website for details as September approaches. We require all our students to register and attend the following sessions/topics offered each year:
- Opening Plenary session: Teaching at the UW
- Second Plenary session: Policies & Professionalism for TAs and RAs
- Third Plenary session: Being a Graduate Research Assistant
- Two individual workshops of your choice. We recommend any of the following topics:
- Balancing Graduate School Demands
- Activities to Engage Your Students in Learning
- Motivating Students to Learn: Applying Principles of Learning to Teaching
- Dealing With Difficult Classroom Situations
- Responding to Longer Student Essays and Assigning Grades
- Grading Short-Answer Questions on Homework, Exams, or Lab Reports
- Online Grading with GradeBook
- Planning and Facilitating Discussions
- Presenting Information Effectively
- Teaching in Lab Settings: First Day and Beyond
All TAs who are not native speakers of English are also required to register for and attend the International TA Program workshops. They are being held on Monday, September 16, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.