Honors Admissions

Doctor of Audiology


This partnership offers eligible University of South Florida students who have been admitted to the Judy Genshaft Honors College a Graduate Admissions Pathway ("GAP-AuD Program") to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) graduate program.

Students in the GAP-AuD Program will complete their undergraduate education in four years at the University of South Florida.  After securing their B.S. degree, they will enter USF’s AuD program. Students will be able to pursue any major that allows them to obtain a B.S. degree. 
The AuD degree will be conferred after the successful completion of the four-year AuD curriculum.

Students who are eligible for the program are First-Time in College students who are admitted to the Judy Genshaft Honors College and complete the requirements specified below. The Judy Genshaft Honors College will coordinate overall completion of the baccalaureate degree, with students receiving advising and schedule planning each semester from their major advisor and an Honors College pre-health professional advisor. The USF AuD Program (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders) will provide oversight of completion of the four-year AuD degree. 


  1. Admission to the Judy Genshaft Honors College as a first-year student and the following requirements:
    1. 1300 SAT or 29 ACT

    2. 3.8 GPA (recalculated by USF Undergraduate Admissions)

  2. Undergraduate GPA requirements (years 1-3):
    1. USF overall and science GPA of 3.5 or higher at the end of Year 1
    2. USF overall and science GPA 3.6 or higher at the end of Year 2
    3. USF overall and science GPA of 3.7 or higher at the end of Year 3
    4. USF overall and science GPA of 3.7 or higher at the end of Year 4
    5. Prerequisite Coursework – Students must complete the following coursework by May of Year 3:
      1. SPA 3004 - Introduction to Language Development and Disorders
      2. SPA 3030 - Intro to Hearing Sciences
      3. SPA 3112 - Applied Phonetics in Communication Disorders
      4. Biological Science course (Recommended: BSC 2010/L, BSC 2085/L, PCB 3063)
      5. Behavioral Science course (Recommended: PSY 2012, SYG 2000)
      6. Physical Sciences course (Recommended: PHY 2053/L, CHM 2045/L)
      7. Mathematics course (Recommended: MAC 2311, MAC 2241, MAC 2281)
      8. Statistics course (Recommended: STA 2023)
  3. Must be a Florida resident as defined by the Office of Admissions.
  4. Completion of Honors Thesis in Communication Sciences and Disorders by the end of the third year (April - Year 3).
  5. Successful interview with the AuD Program director (May - Year 3).
  6. Submission of two letters of recommendation from USF faculty at the end Year 3 (May).
  7. Completion of 40 hours of documented community service including at least 10 hours in service to the profession of audiology by the end of Year 3. (Recommended to complete during Year 2 through these recommended organizations.)  
  8. Completion of 15 hours of documented audiology observations in both inpatient and outpatient facilities by the end of Year 3. (Recommended to complete during Year 2.)
  9. Completion of all Judy Genshaft Honors College requirements for conferral of a Bachelor of Science degree with Judy Genshaft Honors College distinction.


Students who meet all specified benchmarks during undergraduate Years 1-3 must officially apply to the USF AuD program during the fall of undergraduate Year 4. USF GAP-AuD students must apply Early Decision through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) in Year 4.  

  • Students must adhere to all standard application procedures and requirements for the AuD program (USF program code: A YD). This includes completion of a primary application through the CSDCAS common application portal and a supplemental application and non-refundable application fee ($30) through the USF-FACTS online application system.
  • Additionally, students must: (1) adhere to an early application deadline of October 15; and (2) achieve scores at or above the 50th percentile for the GRE-Q, GRE-V and GRE-W. 
    For more information, contact Judy Genshaft Honors College advisor Evan Isaacson: isaacsone@usf.edu