How to Apply

The information below applies to the Fall 2024 admission cycle.

Application Deadline

Applications must be submitted by February 1 at 4:30 pm CST. Applications not completed by this date will not be considered.

CSDCAS applications must be verified prior to the deadline. Applications can only be verified once all payments, transcripts, and letters of evaluation have been received. To ensure your application is verified on time, try to complete your application at least four weeks before the deadline.

Application Instructions

The application process for the Doctor of Audiology Program is a two-step process:

  • Step 1: Complete and submit the Online Admissions Application with associated fee
    • On the first page of the application, be sure to make the following selections to submit your application for the Doctor of Audiology 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
    • A non-refundable application fee of $40.00 is required and must accompany the OAA application.
  • Step 2: Complete and submit the CSDCAS application with associated fee
    • Official Transcripts
      • Request that official transcripts from each college where you received course credit (even if coursework appears on a later transcript) be sent to CSDCAS
      • 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.
    • Personal Essay
      • Upload a 1-2 page essay in the documents section of CSDCAS that addresses the following questions:
        • Tell us about your personal motivations or other specific reasons that have driven your decision to pursue clinical education in audiology.
        • Describe a time when you encountered an obstacle or challenge in your academic or professional pursuits. How did you approach it, and how has it influenced your personal and academic growth?
        • Discuss any specific long-term career goals you aim to achieve with the help of this graduate program. How will our program assist you in achieving your goals?
    • Upload your recent CV or resume in the documents section of CSDCAS
    • Three Letters of Recommendation
      • Request letters of recommendation from faculty members familiar with your academic performance through the CSDCAS system.
      • Two of the three should be from faculty members in your major.
    • TOEFL Scores as applicable
      • Please review the information provided in our TOEFL policy for requirements and additional details.

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. Find the student worker application here.  To apply, complete the online application by July 1.

Admission Factors

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

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


One undergraduate class in each of the following areas is required:

  • Mathematics (College Algebra or higher)*
  • Biological science (Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology, Human Genetics)*
  • Physical science (Physics, Chemistry, or Acoustics)*
  • Behavioral sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Education)*
  • Statistics (Research methods will not fulfill this requirement. Statistics will also satisfy Mathematics.)*
  • Phonetics (or equivalent)**
  • Language Acquisition (or equivalent)**

* Can be taken before or during the program, but must be completed before graduation.

** Must be completed before or during the first year of study in the program.

Technical Standards

Please visit the Technical Standards page to see the Technical Standards.

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.