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Admission

Admission to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program in the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University is a two-stage process involving an application and an invited video submission. Students are admitted to the Graduate College with regular, deficient, or provisional classification. Students admitted with regular status are considered to be prepared to begin graduate training.  Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in disciplines other than speech and hearing science are classified as deficient and expected to complete specific undergraduate courses prior to or during the graduate program (see Undergraduate Leveling Coursework below).  Applicants may also be classified as provisional if they must meet specific requirements for admissions (e.g., application materials, course content).  The terms of provisional status are outlined in the letter of admission. Only full-time students are accepted to the AuD program at ASU. The program is residential and all students must begin the program in the fall semester.

Application Deadline: Jan. 15

A complete application for admission, including transcripts and GRE scores, along with the statement of intent, must be on file by January 15 for consideration for fall admission. Applications received after that date may not be reviewed. A limited number of openings exist and applicants are encouraged to complete the application process at their earliest convenience. Spring admission is not available. Applications are submitted online via the Arizona State University Graduate Admissions website.  The following materials are required:

  1. Complete, official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate coursework (successful applicants have GPAs of 3.00 or higher on a 4-point scale and satisfactory completion of the prerequisite coursework as defined by ASHA. Prerequisite coursework includes one or more of the following areas: human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, genetics, physics, chemistry, psychology, sociology, anthropology and non-remedial mathematics).
  2. GRE scores (successful applicants have combined quantitative and verbal scores of 300 or higher).
  3. Three letters of recommendation in support of the applicant (letters should outline the applicant’s potential success for graduate-level coursework. Letters from faculty members are most useful. We do not use a standard form; letters should be submitted on stationery with letterhead). Contact information for recommenders will be entered into the application. Recommenders will be contacted to submit their recommendation electronically after application has been submitted.
  4. A 300-word statement describing the reasons for pursuing graduate study in audiology (successful applicants submit statements that are free of grammatical errors and demonstrate proficiency in written communication).
  5. Resume

If your institution does not offer the option to send transcripts electronically, official transcripts can be mailed to:

If sending by U.S. Mail (Updated 9/2/2020):
Admission Services Applicant Processing 
Arizona State University 
PO Box 871004 
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

FedEx, DHL or UPS (Updated 9/2/2020):
Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281

Video Submission

Applicants meeting the first-stage admissions criteria will be notified and invited to provide additional information to complete the second stage of the admissions process. All other applicants will be denied admission. In lieu of an on-campus interview, invited qualified applicants who wish to continue the application process will submit a 7-10minute video introducing themselves and answering several questions from the admissions committee. Applicants who do not submit a video will be denied admission. The committee will make final decisions regarding admission from the videos received. Space is available for a total of 15 students.  Invitations will be sent by the beginning of February with a deadline for video submission in mid-February.

Prerequisite (Leveling) Coursework for the AuD degree

Students admitted to the AuD program with an undergraduate degree in another discipline will be required to complete all of the courses listed below. 

  • SHS 310 - Anatomical/Physiological Bases of Speech (3 credits)
  • SHS 311 - Physical/Physiological Bases of Hearing (3 credits)
  • SHS 367 - Language Science (3 credits)
  • SHS 375 - Speech Science (3 credits)
  • SHS 501/401 - Introduction to Audiology (3 credits)
  • SHS 565/465 - Speech & Language Acquisition (3 credits)

The admissions committee or advisor may also determine that a student with an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing science has insufficient basic science preparation for graduate-level professional coursework.   As needed, additional courses will be required.Students will be notified of possible deficiency requirements in their admission letter with specific requirements to be determined by the admissions committee.

Research and Teaching Opportunities

The ASU AuD program does not have a required capstone project.  However, interested students, in good standing, may fulfill their required electives by engaging in research with a research mentor or a comprehensive mentored teaching experience. 

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