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Doctor of Audiology Program

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.

Admission Requirements

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. 

CSDCAS Customer Service Assistance 

Customer Service Phone: (617) 612-2030, Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm EST.
Customer Service E-Mail: csdcasinfo@csdcas.org

To be considered for admission an application must be completed on or before February 2

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 deadline to 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)
WVU Au.D. Program Prerequisites
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
& Disorders
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
Science
An introductory course in Basic Speech and Hearing Science      2 3

Required Documentation
  • Official transcripts from all all universities including Fall 2016 semester grades
  • 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
Additional required documentation for applicants whose native language is not English
Documentation of English language proficiency: Applicants must make arrangements to take the tests well in advance of the desired date of enrollment at WVU. WVU accepts either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) as the measure of English language proficiency. 
  • Minimum required scores on TOEFL
    • Paper-Based: 550
    • Computer-based: 213
    • Internet-based: 79
  • Minimum required scores on IELTS: 6.5
Requirements after completion of application, only if you receive a letter stating that you have been recommended for admission to the AuD program. 
  • Complete the WVU Online Application and pay the WVU application fee. 
  • 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.
Recommended Documents
  • 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.

For more information about the Au.D. program, please contact: 
Vishakha Rawool, Ph.D.
Director of Graduate Study in Audiology
Phone: (304) 293-2984
E-mail:  VWRawool@mail.wvu.edu.