Admission to the Doctor of Audiology is determined by the Audiology Faculty Council, which is composed of faculty and staff from each participating university. The application is submitted through Adelphi University, and requires an official transcript from all schools attended (minimum overall GPA of 3.0), GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, and a 300-word essay describing why the individual wants to pursue a doctoral degree. An interview is required of all students being considered for admission to the program.
Applications are due by February 1 (fall admission only). Applications completed by the priority date are guaranteed a decision for the fall semester. Applications completed thereafter will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a major area other than communication sciences and disorders are required to show transcript evidence of the following six prerequisite courses at the time of application.
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
- Speech and Language Development
- Speech and Hearing Sciences
- Speech and Language Disorders
- Introduction to Audiology
Additional requirements include courses in the following areas:
- Physical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Social Sciences
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to complete a separate admissions application and to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) (minimum score 550 pen and paper / 213 computer-based / 80 Internet-based test). TOEFL requirements will be waived if you can prove that you earned your bachelor s degree in a university/college in the United States or the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec/Montreal), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Greenland, Guyana, Jamaica, Liberia, New Zealand, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, South Africa, Tobago, Trinidad, Turks and Cacaos Islands, United Kingdom, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Students’ progress through the Au.D. program is monitored through academic advisement, assessment of educational and clinical performance, and competency-based evaluations administered to students following Levels 2 and 3 of the program.
During the first three levels of the program, students take academic and clinical courses. A clinical research project proposal is completed by the end of Level 3. During the fourth year of the program, students complete a full-time clinical externship (AUD 570).
Students will receive a diploma from their home institution upon successful completion of the Au.D. degree requirements. The diploma will note that the degree was awarded in conjunction with the other two universities in the consortium.