How to Apply

The deadline for applications is January 15. Applications not completed by this date will not be considered. The application process for the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program has two steps: 1) an online application to the college and 2) an application must be completed through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) also must be completed.  Applicants should begin the process the previous fall.  Applicants who wait until January to begin the process often do not meet the January 15 deadline.

  1. UAMS Online Admissions Application (OAA): An online application to the college is required and is available on the website.  A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the OAA application.  On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to choose this program:
    -Academic Career: Graduate
    -Campus: Main UAMS Campus
    -Term: Fall Only
    -Academic Program: College of Health Prof PROF
    -Admit Type: Applicant
    -Academic Plan: Audiology AUD
    -Academic Sub-Plan: N/A
  2. Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application System (CSDCAS) Application: Applicants must apply through CSDCAS at  Create your application in this portal, pay your application fee, and monitor your application status. You will need to upload and submit a number of documents via CSDCAS. Before starting the Central Program Application process please carefully read all Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Instructions to better understand how the process works and what to expect.  If you are reapplying, please review these again as this information may be updated. CSDCAS Customer Service is available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST. Phone: 617-612-2030; Email:
    1. CSDCAS Application
    2. CSDCAS Application Fee
    3. Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from each college from which you received course credit even if past course work appears on a later transcript. Download the CSDCAS transcript request form and send that to each school’s registrar.  Send all transcripts for the program application to the following address:

      P.O. Box 9113
      Watertown, MA 02471

      Note: If you are admitted to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program you will also need to provide official transcripts from all colleges where courses were still in-progress at the time of the CSDCAS verification deadline.

      NOTE:  Admissions is aware that due to COVID-19 and the impact on colleges and universities, some students are being issued pass/fail, credit/no credit prerequisite grades. We are acceptable of that grading system during the semesters/quarters impacted by COVID-19 as long as the college or university documents “pass/P or credit/CR” and the credit hours on the transcript. 

    4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: The Graduate Record Examination (verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing) is required. The GRE must be completed within the last five years at the time of application and include verbal, quantitative, and analytical writing scores. A combination of scores from separate exam dates may not be utilized. To submit your GRE score, provide ETS with the Institution Code: 7504.  NOTE: Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: In response to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, some academic institutions are waiving requirements for the GRE for applicants. Our program has elected to waive the requirement for the GRE for Fall 2021 admission.
    5. Three Letters of Recommendation: Request letters of recommendation from previous faculty members familiar with your academic performance. Two of the three should be from faculty members familiar with your course work in the major. Letters of recommendation should be completed within the CSDCAS system.
    6. Application Letter. Submit a letter (business format, 12 pt font, and <2 pages) to the Audiology Admissions Committee via CSDCAS that includes:
      1. An explanation of your interest in audiology.
      2. Tell us your motivations/inspirations and challenges you have overcome.
      3. Your long-term and short-term goals.
    7. TOEFL scores as applicable. See International Applicants in the Admissions/Academic Information section of this catalog.

Optional: A limited number of student worker positions are available in the department and with our clinical partners. Decisions about awards are not made until after an admissions offer is accepted. The student worker application is posted on the program website.  To apply, complete the online application.

Admission Factors

Admission to the program is competitive and based on the following factors:

  • Academic achievement
  • Academic aptitude
  • Leadership and professionalism
  • Written and oral communication


Undergraduate course work in mathematics (college algebra or higher) and in biological, physical, and behavioral sciences is required. A course in statistics is required. Although there are no prerequisite courses in audiology or speech pathology, the program does require that all students have one course in phonetics and one in language acquisition. If these courses are not completed prior to admission, they must be completed during the first year of study for the program.

Essential Functions

Please visit the Essential Functions page to see the essential functions.

State Authorization of Distance Education and Clinical Placement Policy

*If an applicant is basing his or her eligibility on credits from a foreign university, the official transcript or copy must first be evaluated by the Education Credential Evaluators, Inc., P.O. Box 514070, Milwaukee, WI, 53203-3470.  An official copy of the evaluation from the Education Credential Service must be submitted with the application.  A fee list and application forms for this service may be obtained from the above agency. Transcript evaluations from other agencies will not be accepted.

**All accepted applicants must consent to a criminal background check and drug screen prior to matriculation. Background checks and drug screens are required by most clinical sites during the didactic and clinical phase of the program. Matriculation into the program is contingent upon acceptable background check and drug screen results. Adverse results of a background check will be considered on an individual basis and may result in an inability to matriculate into the program. Enrolled students may be randomly drug tested throughout the curriculum and clinical sites may require updated background checks. More information about the requirement will be provided to accepted applicants.