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. In addition, students must meet all the requirements specified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. Additional coursework may be required depending on your academic and/or clinical background to fulfill all program requirements.

We encourage students with backgrounds other than Communication Disorders to apply. Electives 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. **New for 2019** Students who have degrees in areas other than CSD will be admitted for the summer term in order to complete the required 3 credit Language and Speech Development course online. Please note this does not increase the total number of credit hours required for the AuD program.

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.

For admission to the 2019 Doctor of Audiology (AUD) degree program the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders, students are required to submit an application to the CSD 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 2019 class. Students with background in CSD are admitted for the Fall term. All application materials should be received and verified by February 1st for the 2019 admissions class.

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 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!

  • December 14, 2018
  • January 18, 2019
  • February 15, 2019
  • March 22, 2019
  • April 5, 2019
  • May 17, 2019
  • June 14, 2019
  • July 12, 2019
  • August 2, 2019