All applicants must meet general University of South Florida requirements as well as requirements listed below.
Audiology Program Admission Requirements
- Three (3) letters of recommendation
- A 1‐2 page letter of intent
- GRE scores at or above the 33rd percentile on both Verbal and Quantitative sections.
- GRE writing score of 4.0 or better
- GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of baccalaureate degree
- Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.
Undergraduate degree in any major:
You do not need to have any background in communication disorders to apply to the program. The Au.D. curriculum is comprehensive and covers all of the knowledge and skill areas required for audiology licensure.
If you have a non-CSD background, you may be required to add one or more courses to your program to meet the following requirements:
- Foundational courses (one from each category, see categories below)
- Language Development and Disorders (SPA 3004 or equivalent)
- Phonetics (SPA 3112 or equivalent, or a self-study program prescribed by the Program Director)
The Foundational courses categories are Biological Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Math or Statistics). These additional requirements will be determined by your faculty advisor when you enter the program. Most students with non-CSD backgrounds are able to fulfill additional course requirements without extending their time in the program.
GPA of 3.0 or above for the last 60 hours of coursework completed:
While applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or above for the last 60 hours of coursework completed, this is a minimum criterion and most students admitted to the program have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
GRE scores at the 33rd percentile for Verbal, Quantitative and Writing subtests:
Students with lower scores may be offered admission on a conditional basis. Students admitted with conditional status will achieve full admission status after successful completion of the first semester Au.D. coursework. Most students admitted to the program have GRE scores at the 50th percentile or higher.
Essential functions are the cognitive, physical,and behavioral skills and attributes that are necessary for satisfactory mastery of the Audiology program curriculum and the professional attributes required of all students at graduation. View the list of essential functions.
Transferring from Another Program
Students seeking to change their graduate program must reapply for admission to another program within the Department or University. Students may not transfer from one program to another without the completion of internal program transfer forms and approval by appropriate admissions committees.