Admission Criteria

The AuD program is highly competitive.  All applicants must meet general University of South Florida requirements as well as program requirements listed below.  The admission committee evaluate applicants considering all the factors.

Audiology Program Admission Requirements

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • A 1 to 2 page letter of intent
  • GRE scores for Verbal, Quantitative and Writing sections.
  • GPA 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:

  • Hearing Science (SPA 3030 or equivalent)
  • Language Development and Disorders (SPA 3004 or equivalent)
  • Phonetics (SPA 3112 or equivalent, or a self-study program prescribed by the Program Director)
  • Foundational courses (one from each category, see categories below)
    • Biological Sciences: e.g., Biology, Human anatomy and Physiology, Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, Genetics
    • Behavioral Sciences: e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Education
    • Physical Sciences: e.g., Physics, Chemistry, Acoustics
    • Mathematics: e.g., Calculus
    • Statistics: must be an actual statistics course

Satisfaction of these requirements and/or the need for additional coursework 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 for the last 60 hours of coursework completed:
This is a minimum criterion. Most students admitted to the program have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

GRE scores at or above the 33rd percentile for Verbal and Quantitative subtests and a 4.0 or better on the Writing subtest, taken within 5 years preceding the application.

  • This is a minimum criterion. Most students who have been successful in the program have scores that are in the 50th percentile or higher 
  • Students with scores lower than the 33rd percentile on the Verbal or Quantative subtests or with less than 4.0 on the Writing subtest may be offered admission on a conditional basis if the letter of intent and letters of recommendation are particularly strong.