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 2021 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 2021 class.
All application materials should be received and verified by February 1st, 2021 for the 2021 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 306 (verbal: 154, quantitative: 152; writing 4.0) and the average GPA score (all four years of the undergraduate degree) was 3.69 (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.
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
In order to protect the health of prospective students and our faculty and staff, we are offering a limited number of in-person tours that will be capped at no more than 5 participants. There will be 2 in-person tours available on each of the following dates:
- September 25
- October 30
- November 20
- December 11
The first tour will start at 11 a.m. and will meet in the building lobby. The second tour will start at 11:45 a.m. in Community Health Building, Room 2009.
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 for Fall 2020 will start at 1:00 p.m. (CST). They will be held on the following dates:
- September 11
- October 16
- November 6
- December 4
Please email us to reserve your spot on one of our upcoming tours or to attend a Virtual Open House.
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