Program & Requirements

Audiologists are people who enjoy working one-on-one with other people. The profession requires a strong command of the English language, a keen interest and aptitude in technology, and the ability to communicate clearly with others. Students who enter a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree program often have an undergraduate degree in the following areas (majors and/or minors): communication sciences and disorders, physical sciences (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics), social sciences (e.g., anthropology, psychology, sociology), the communication sciences (e.g., English, communication), music, or business. In reality, a student could earn a degree in many disciplines and meet the other entry requirements for possible admission to the doctor of audiology degree program.

In addition to an undergraduate degree, applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 45 semester credit hours of study, including post-baccalaureate or graduate areas of study, if any. Three letters of recommendation are also required; one must be from a professor who has taught you in college or an audiologist who can speak specifically to your potential for success in a doctoral-level audiology program. Volunteer or observational experiences in audiology prior to application are strongly recommended. Evidence of a strong commitment to pursuing a career as an audiologist is essential.


Regardless of major or minor area of study, at least one course each in the human biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, social/behavioral sciences, and English are required as part of a student’s undergraduate degree or post-baccalaureate preparation. Courses in communication sciences and disorders relevant to the study of audiology are strongly encouraged.

Program Contact

Andrea Lybarger
Assistant Director of Graduate and Professional Programs Admissions

Assistant Professor, Healthcare Management
Professor & Director, School of Audiology