What are the prerequisites for the AuD program? Students pursuing a doctoral degree in audiology must have a bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders or the equivalent undergraduate prerequisite courses, either from USU or another ASHA-accredited program. (see Prerequisites)
Does your program accept students with undergraduate degrees in a field other than communicative disorders? A bachelor's degree in communicative disorders is a prerequisite for the doctoral program. Students already having a bachelor's degree in another area must complete a second bachelor's degree in communicative disorders. (See USU's post-bachelors program in communicative disorders.)
What is the minimum GPA for admittance into the program? GPA: 3.0 or better for the last 60 credits or 2nd bachelor's degree.
What are the minimum requirements for the GRE for admittance into the program? GRE scores: Verbal and Quantitative Score in the 40th percentile or better.
Will the admissions committee still review my application if I have a good GPA but did not do well on the GRE? Additional factors are considered by the committee including attitude, results of personal interview, work ethic, clinical and scholarly achievements, professional leadership aptitude, and personal integrity.
What is the application deadline? Applications are processed through the School of Graduate Studies at Utah State University before they are passed on to us; therefore, it is through them that you must apply. Applications must be received by February 1.
What should I include in my letter of intent? Your letter of intent that is part of your online graduate school application should specifically reflect your educational and professional interests and qualifications. Detailed information about prior professional experience, research experience, teaching experience, related service, other degrees, etc. will help those evaluating your application to have a more detailed and accurate perception of your qualifications.
How can I apply for departmental awards and scholarships? Scholarships and assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, financial aid, work related experience, and participation in community service. Instructions for applying, as well as specific guidelines and information, will be available on the department website under funding. The application form for financial support must be submitted to the department no later than March 1 for consideration for the coming year.
When will I be notified of the admissions decision? Students will be notified of their acceptance status by March 20th. A ranked waiting list of alternates will be specified in addition to the numbers initially accepted. Accepted students will need to notify the department formally of their intent to enroll in April. The exact date will be specified in the acceptance letter. As space becomes available, the alternate list will be utilized for replacements. On average, 8 Audiology students will be accepted into the program.
What is the usual duration of study for the Doctor of Audiology degree in your department? The program is a four-year post-baccalaureate residency program. The first 3 years of study will be at Utah State University consisting of coursework and clinical internships and externships. The final year will be a full time 4th year externship experience.
What percentage of graduated students has employment upon graduation? 100%
When are students expected to enter the program? Is it possible to begin any other time? Students may only enter the program in the fall.
Can I get a doctoral degree on a part-time basis? There is no part-time program for the AuD.