The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree requires a four-year post-baccalaureate program of study that includes 99 credit hours partitioned across both academic and clinical practicum courses. Additional coursework may be required depending on your academic and/or clinical background to fulfill all program requirements.

For admission to the 2020 Doctor of Audiology (AUD) degree program the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, students are required to submit an application to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service.
Admission to the Doctor of Audiology program occurs only once per calendar year. Students who are admitted with other backgrounds will begin their program in the Summer semester and must have a bachelor's degree conferred by Spring to be considered for admission for the 2020 class. There is a required 3 credit Child Language course that is offered online only in the Summer semester.

Students with background in CSD are admitted for the Fall term. All application materials should be received and verified by February 1st for the 2020 admissions class.

We encourage students with backgrounds other than Communication Disorders to apply. Courses are available during the program which will allow you to make up required undergraduate courses in Communication Sciences and Disorders including 3 semester hours each of language development and language disorders.

We have no set thresholds for GRE or GPA scores. For applicants who take the GRE more than once, we consider the highest set of scores. The average GRE scores for students most recently accepted in the program were 305 (verbal: 152, quantitative: 151; writing 4.0) and the average GPA score (all four years of the undergraduate degree) was 3.83 (4 point scale). For more information about our program statistics locate the University of Memphis listing on ASHA's EdFind.

Our AuD program assumes that students have basic coursework in the biological, physical, mathematical, and social/behavioral sciences by the time of graduation. These courses should be completed at the undergraduate level and reflect preparation for graduate study in audiology. In the CSDCAS portal, this coursework is listed as "prerequisites" so that we can track what undergraduate coursework you have, but these courses are not required for admission. You are encouraged to complete this coursework prior to your first semester of graduate school, but they don't have to be completed until you graduate.

Apply Now to our Au.D. Program

If you have specific questions about the application process, contact:


For additional information about the AuD program contact:

Lisa Lucks Mendel, Ph.D.,
Interim Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Admissions Coordinator

If you would like to talk with a current AuD student, contact:

Skylar McSorley


Would you like to tour our facilities and meet our faculty and students? Email admissionscsd@memphis.edu and indicate if you are interested in audiology or speech-language pathology and which of the following dates works best for you. All tours will begin at 11:00 am. We look forward to meeting you!

  • January 10, 2020
  • February 21, 2020
  • May 8, 2020