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.
Students are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated for COVID-19 to help us maintain a safe and comfortable environment for our School. Students who choose not to get vaccinated will be limited in the range of clinical experiences in which they can participate, and as a result their clinical training will be extended.
For admission to the 2023 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 (CSDCAS).
Admission to the Doctor of Audiology program occurs only once per calendar year. Students
must have a bachelor's degree conferred by Spring to be considered for admission for
the 2023 class.
All application materials should be received and verified by February 1, 2023 for the Fall 2023 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 GPA scores. The average GPA for students most recently accepted in the program (all four years of the undergraduate degree) was 3.72 (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 (statistics is preferred), 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.
If you have specific questions about the application process, contact:
For additional information about the AuD program contact:
Lisa Lucks Mendel, Ph.D.,
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Currently, we are offering several small in person tours per month that will be limited to prospective students and one guest per student. We are also offering Virtual Open Houses once a month that will feature faculty & students who can answer students’ questions about the admissions process and the programs. The current tour dates and Open House dates are listed below. There will be 2 in-person tours available on each of the following dates:
- May 27
- June 24
- July 29
- August 26
- September 16 (virtual only)
- September 30
- October 14 (virtual only)
- October 28
- November 11
- December 9
The first tour will start at 11 a.m. and the second tour begins at 11:45 a.m. Students should meet in the lobby of the Community Health Building.
For those who are not able to attend an in-person tour, we are offering Virtual Open Houses of the program that will feature an opportunity to learn about the admissions process and speak with current faculty and students. There is no cap on participants for the Virtual Open Houses. All Virtual Open Houses during Fall 2022 will start at 11:45 a.m. (CST). They are held on the same dates as the tours.
Please email us to reserve your spot on one of our upcoming tours or to attend a Virtual Open House.
We encourage prospective students to view our virtual tour and connect with us on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about events and programs happening in the School and Clinic. We can answer your questions via email as well.