Doctor of Audiology Prerequisites


Prerequisites for Applying

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.0 

Prerequisites for Beginning Graduate Coursework

Preparatory Course Content Areas

Preparatory course requirements include these class genres, with no strict lab or credit requirements:
Recommended Preparatory Courses Required Preparatory Courses
Social/Behavioral Sciences Statistics (must include hypothesis testing)
Biological Sciences  
Physical Sciences (physics or chemistry)  

Foundations of Practice & Introductory Discipline Courses

  • SLHS 3302: Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech & Hearing Mechanisms
  • SLHS 3303: Language Acquisition & Science
  • SLHS 3304: Phonetics
  • SLHS 3305W: Speech Science
  • SLHS 3306: Hearing Science
  • SLHS 4801: Hearing Measurement and Disorders
  • SLHS 4802: Rehabilitative Audiology
Students who have not completed courses in the Preparatory Course Content Areas or Foundations of Practice & Introductory Discipline Courses are eligible to apply as long as they have a bachelor's degree and an overall 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Students applying without these prerequisites will be considered for a five year plan as opposed to the traditional four year plan.

Courses with equivalent content taken at other institutions can be substituted for these courses. In some cases, the content of a course may have been distributed across two courses or more in the student’s undergraduate program. For instance, some programs blend courses such as SLHS 3302 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism) and SLHS 3305W (Speech Science) into one course. The determination of equivalence rests with the advisor in consultation with relevant faculty.