ADMISSION TO THE DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY PROGRAM
Admission to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program is competitive and begins in
February of each year for enrollment the following fall semester. Admission requirements
include (1) filing of a formal application, (2) a cumulative and major GPA of 3.0
on a 4.0 scale, (3) a grade of “C” or better in all coursework in your undergraduate
major, (4) submission of GRE test scores (including verbal, quantitative, analytic
writing sections), (5) proof of appropriate immunizations against infectious diseases,
6) a bachelor's degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences or a related field
and 7) TOEFL or IELTS scores, if English is the second language. Provisional admission
may be offered to applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0. Such applications will be
reviewed on an individual basis.
According to current certification standards, audiology students must have prerequisite
skills and knowledge of life sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, and
mathematics. Applicants are encouraged to obtain coursework in each of these areas
in their undergraduate program. Upon acceptance to the Au.D. program, verification
of knowledge and skills in previous coursework will be reviewed. Students who are
lacking coursework in any of the areas must take such courses during their Au.D. program
prior to graduation. Progress in meeting the prerequisite coursework will be reviewed
with the student during academic plan of study meetings.
Students are required to adhere to all policies as outlined by the Department of Speech,
Language and Hearing Sciences, the School of Allied Health Sciences and the Texas
Tech University Health Sciences Center. Students also have specific rights as outlined
in the student handbook. Undergraduate majors in the sciences, particularly the life
sciences, are recommended for entrance into the Au.D. program.