Doctoral Applications

  • Applying to our doctoral program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders requires two separate application processes , one for the department, and one for the Graduate College. We use CSDCAS for the Master's program and for the Master's-Doctoral Bridge program, but we do not use CSDCAS for doctoral applications.  You will be sending your materials to the department and graduate college.  On this page, you can download all the forms needed for the departmental portion of the admissions process. 

  • To apply to the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Doctoral Program):

    Send the following required items in one packet to:

    The Graduate Coordinator
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
    200 Health and Human Services Building
    Bowling Green State University
    Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0149
    • Three letters of recommendation (downloadable form)
    • NOTE: The letters of recommendation should be typed on their own official letterhead and accompanied by this form.  All letters should be signed across the seal, and included in your application packet.
    • Personal letter of application
      Please tell the Admissions Committee your reasons for wanting to study at Bowling Green State University, how you selected Communication Sciences and Disorders as your field of study, and your professional plans and goals. Also include information about your professional preparation, and your strengths and weaknesses as a student. Finally, include a statement indicating if you are seeking funding for graduate study. Please also discuss your reasons for seeking the PhD program, research interest area(s), any research / teaching experiences you have had, and your specific career goals. You should complete the letter on your own word processing program, and send it directly to the department with your other application materials. Note that this is the only required personal letter of application. You should not copy this into the graduate school application. Formatting is lost and the graduate school application letter is not used.
    • Copy of GRE scores - Please send a photocopy or printout of your GRE scores to the department.  Be sure the entire score is visible with percentile ranks.  GREs must still be officially sent to the graduate college, but we need a printout of the GRE report in the department also.
    • International applicants:  You must take TOEFL and have scores sent electronically to BGSU.  You are required to arrange for foreign transcript reports to be sent directly to BGSU from the foreign transcript evaluation agency. A list of possible transcript evaluation agencies can be found here.  Also, international students may be requested to provide the Department with a recorded speech sample.
    • Please send all above materialsto the above address.
    • A personal interview may be requested. If a face-to-face interview is impossible, a telephone interview must be arranged.
    • Optional supplemental materials: Evidence of research experience and writing ability (e.g., copy of a thesis, substantial project, or term paper).
  • To apply to the Graduate College (Doctoral Program):

  • Go to the Graduate College Admissions Web Site for instructions on what materials to send to the Graduate College, and on how to submit the required electronic graduate application. You are required to submit the following items to the graduate college:
    • On-line application (with payment);
    • GRE scores (BGSU's School/Institution code is 1069, and our department's Program/Department code is 0620);  and
    • Two official copies of transcripts from ALL institutions attended.

All students seeking admission to the doctoral programs at BGSU should contact the Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Kim Traver (ktraver@bgsu.edu) for more information on admissions criteria and what doctoral opportunities are currently available. Students should also seek out a faculty member or members in areas of expertise they are interested in.

NOTE: A student is admitted to the doctoral program following recommendation of the Graduate Faculty in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and upon approval of the Graduate College.