The Doctor of Audiology program (AuD) at West Virginia University (WVU) provides aspiring professionals with the academic and clinical preparation to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing and vestibular disorders in all age groups. The Au.D. is a CAA-accredited professional program that emphasizes the knowledge and skills requisite to practice audiology in an effective, ethical, and inclusive manner, in a wide variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, schools, industry, and private practice.
All applications for the Doctor of Audiology program must be submitted through the Communication Sciences & Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To learn more about the application process, please review the Before Applying web page.
To access CSDCAS, please visit https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login. It is only possible for admitted students to begin the Au.D. program in the fall semester.
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To be considered for admission an application must be completed on or before
A complete application is one that has been e-submitted and all transcripts, scores, statement, letters of recommendation, and payments have been received by CSDCAS and attached to the application. Documents should be sent several weeks prior to the February 2 deadlineto ensure that items arrive on time. The timeliness of the application is considered the responsibility of the applicant.
Note: You must opt to apply to either the audiology or the Speech-language Pathology program at West Virginia University (WVU). You cannot apply to both programs.
Minimal qualifications for applying to Au.D. program
A bachelor's degree, or equivalent, from a regionally accredited institution
of higher learning; Applicants are expected to have successfully completed
an undergraduate course of study in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
or Communication Sciences and Disorders. In some cases, applicants without
such preparatory coursework may be considered for graduate admission, but
the program of study may require additional coursework.
- An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (where A= 4.0)
|Title||Description||Min Grade||Min Credits|
|English||College Level English||2||3|
|Statistics||College Level Statistics||2||3|
|Biological/life Sciences||College Level Biology or College Level Life Science||2||3|
|Physics or chemistry||College Level Physics or Chemistry||2||3|
|Behavioral sciences||College Level Psychology or Social Science||2||3|
|Introduction to Communication Sciences
|An introductory course in Speech, Language and Hearing||2||3|
|Audiology||Fundamentals of Audiology or Audiological Assessment||2||3|
|Phonetics||An introduction to Phonetics including IPA Transcription||2||3|
|Language Acquisition/ Development||An introduction to Language Development||2||3|
|Anatomy and Physiology||An introductory course in Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms||2||3|
|Speech and Hearing
|An introductory course in Basic Speech and Hearing Science||2||3|
Official transcripts from all all universities including Fall 2016 semester
- Submit an official copy of the GRE scores and percentile ranks in all three areas including verbal, quantitative, and analytical, to CSDCAS using the ETS CSDCAS code 6934 designated for WVU. Although no minimum is specified, we prefer 50th or higher percentile ranks. If you took GRE five years ago, you need to re-take the examination. GRE scores older than five years are not acceptable.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation that reflects the applicant's academic and clinical abilities, potential for success in graduate studies, and personal qualities predictive of professional success as an audiologist.
- Curriculum Vitae
Minimum required scores on TOEFL
- Paper-Based: 550
- Computer-based: 213
- Internet-based: 79
Minimum required scores on IELTS: 6.5
Complete the WVU Online Application and pay the WVU application
- Mail final official transcripts that include your final grades directly to the Office of Graduate Admission & Recruitment, One Waterfront Place, 1st floor, P.O. Box 6510, Morgantown, WV 26506-6510.
- You are encouraged to upload
a document that provides a link and title to a 2-minute YouTube video introduction of
yourself. You can discuss your personal characteristics and skills
that make you well-suited for the WVU Au.D. program; and, if applicable,
discuss any academic deficiencies.
- If you have completed observation hours in audiology settings, please upload the official documentation that shows the completion of any observation hours.