The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Admission Requirements
Note: The application deadline for admissions is February 1st
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Admission RequirementsFor admission to the Doctor of Audiology program, the applicant must:
- Applicants must complete a bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited in the U.S. or its equivalent from a school in another country. This degree may be in progress during the application process but must be completed prior to beginning AuD courses in the Fall semester. The applicant's undergraduate degree can be from any field however, if the necessary foundational coursework in communication sciences has not been completed, a one-year pre-professional sequence may be required. Typically undergraduate degrees in communication sciences, speech pathology, or audiology have the necessary coursework for the student enter the regular Doctor of Audiology degree sequence. If you are unsure or have questions regarding your specific undergraduate degree, please contact our Audiology Admission Coordinator, Dr. Jeff Brockett, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (208) 282-2556.
- Possess a 3.0 or higher GPA. The method of calculating an Admission GPA is based on the last 60± semester undergraduate cred its (90± quarter credits) or coursework taken during the last two years of undergraduate training. Post-Baccalaureate coursework in communication sciences and disorders will be considered in computing GPA.
- Obtain score of 40th Percentile or better on at least one area of the GRE.
- Submit three letters of reference from individuals who can speak to the applicant's academic qualifications to pursue graduate education.
- Submit a personal statement as part of their
admission process. At a minimum, the statement should be guided by the
- What events led you to your current interest in audiology?
- What professional behaviors do you possess that will help you be
successful as an audiologist?
- What personal characteristics do you posses that will allow you to be successful in graduate school?
- What do
you believe will be your biggest challenge?
- Describe a personal
characteristic that conveys your commitment to learning.
- Why would you like to attend about Idaho State University?
- Apply through Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service at www.csdcas.org. (http://www.csdcas.org)
- Apply to, and meet all criteria for, admission to Graduate School
Grade Point Average (GPA) and Standardized Test Requirements
- The minimum standards
for the audiology program are the same as the graduate school
- GPA Standardized Test (last 60 credits) 3.5 to 4.000 No standardized test (GRE/MAT) required
- GPA Standardized Test (last 60 credits) 3.0 to 3.499 40th Percentile on at least one area of the GRE or 40th Percent tile on the MAT
- GPA Standardized Test (last 60 credits) 2.5 to 2.999 CombinedVerbal and Quantitative (V+Q) score of 1000 on GRE or 45th Percentile on the MAT
- GPA Standardized Test (last 60 credits) Below 2.499 No admission
The method of calculating an Admission GPA is based on the last 60+/- semester undergraduate credits (90+/- quarter credits), using complete semesters (quarters).
In the case of those students who have not completed the baccalaureate degree, the grade point average will be calculated on the last 60 credits at the time of application.
- The ISU code for the GRE is 4355
International StudentsInternational students whose native language is not English must achieve at least the 50th percentile on the Verbal section of the GRE. Applicants whose first language is not English need to meet the following TOEFL requirements for classified admission:
- Internet -based test (iBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each section (graduate assistants who teach courses must score 23 or above on the Speaking Section) on the iBT; or
- Computer-based test: a total score of 213 with a score of at least 21 onSection 1 (Listening Comprehension) on the computer test; or
- Paper-based test: a total score of 550 with a score of at least 55 on Section l (Listening Comprehension) on the paper test or a score of 84 on the MTELP, or a score of 6 on the IELTS. Once admitted, non-native English-speaking students must also receive a passing score on a test of spoken English to participate in clinic.
Program CapacityAn average of 24 students are in the program at any time. The number of seats available for each new cohort will vary. On average six (6) students are admitted per year. Classes begin in the Fall Semester of each year. Meeting entry-level requirements for admission does not guarantee a seat in the program.
Note: The deadline for admissions is February 1st.
Note: The procedures listed below are for applicants who have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders or similar OR have taken the pre-professional leveling sequence. If your undergraduate degree is in an unrelated field, you will need to complete the Pre-Professional Program before applying to graduate school.
Applying for admission to the AuD program begins with an application to the ISU Graduate school. It is a simple on-line application process and includes a $55, non-refundable application fee. In this application process, you will need to provide them with an official copy of your transcripts and GRE scores. Graduate School Online Admissions Application
Apply to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) . In this application you will submit several pieces of information, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and your personal essay.