Admissions and Aid

The Au.D. Program is intended for students with baccalaureate degrees or post-baccalaureate degrees, who are not ASHA or American Board of Audiology (ABA) certified or state-licensed Audiologists. Undergraduate coursework in Audiology or Speech and Hearing Sciences is not required.

Please note:

  • Transfer credits are not accepted, so students from another Au.D. Program are discouraged from applying to transfer to this Au.D. Program.

  • The Au.D. Program is a full-time program including summers; students cannot attend part-time.

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Admissions Details

Application Deadline: February 1

  1. GPA: Undergraduate degree with an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  2. Course Requirements: All courses applied to meet each of the required areas below must be completed with a grade of B or better (B- does not suffice) and remedial coursework cannot be used to meet any prerequisite. Advanced Placement (AP) coursework can be applied to meet a required area if the college transcript shows 3+ credits for the AP coursework.
    • Biological Sciences: Completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate course (3 credits) in biological sciences unrelated to speech or hearing sciences.
      • Examples of acceptable courses: Principles of Biology I, Anatomy and Physiology, Developmental Biology, General Biology I, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Life Sciences or Botany.
    • Mathematical Sciences: Completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate course (3 credits) in mathematical sciences.
      • Examples of acceptable courses: College-level mathematics, statistics, probability, linear algebra. Computer programming courses do not satisfy the mathematical sciences requirement.
    • Physical Science: Completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate course (3 credits) in physical sciences unrelated to speech or hearing sciences.
      • Examples of acceptable courses: Study of Selected Phenomena and Basic Concepts of Physics, Basic Concepts of Astronomy, Geology, Physics 101, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, General Physics, Introduction to Modern Physics, GeoPhysics, Engineering, and Oceanography.  Geography does not satisfy the physical sciences requirement.
    • Psychology or Sociology: Completion of at least two undergraduate or graduate courses (equivalent to 6 or more semester credits) in Psychology or Sociology unrelated to speech or hearing sciences. Courses taken in the education or special education department cannot be applied to meet the requirements in this area.
      • Examples of acceptable courses in Psychology: Introductory Psychology, Social Psychology, Introduction to Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, Introductory Psychology, Introductory Child Psychology, Psychology of Adolescence, Psychology of Aging, Cognitive Development, Social and Personality Development of Children, Psychology of the Family, Abnormal Psychology I, Abnormal Psychology II, Introduction to Personality, Mind, Brain and Behavior, Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Human Neuropsychology, Introduction to Physiological Psychology, Counseling.
      • Examples of acceptable courses in Sociology: Sociology of Mental Illness, Social Change, Social Issues and Institutions, Sociology of Immigration, Social Work, Urban Society, The Inner City, Sociology of Religion, Introduction to Sociology, Self and Society, Contemporary American Society, Social Theories, Multiculturalism, Sociology of Gender Studies. 
    • Completion of at least one undergraduate or graduate writing-intensive course (3cr).
    • Potential applicants often inquire whether all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to applying to the AuD Program. Although completion of all prerequisite courses prior to applying is desirable, we recognize that applicants graduating in the spring prior to potential fall AuD admission may be completing 1-2 prerequisite courses in that spring semester (applications lacking more than 1-2 prerequisite courses are non-competitive). Should such an applicant be accepted into our AuD Program, the applicant is required to show proof of completion of the 1-2 missing prerequisites with the grade of B or better prior to registration for our AuD courses.
  3. GRE: Please note the GRE requirement is suspended for students applying for Fall 2022 admission. Acceptance scores on the general section of the GRE (this requirement cannot be waived). If you have taken the GRE before and it is no more than five years old, you may have ETS submit the scores. Graduate Center Code is 2113. Click here. We strongly recommend that the GREs be taken prior to the admissions deadline.

Candidates complete the Graduate Center’s Application for Admission and provide appropriate supplemental materials including the following:

  1. Written applicant statement of purpose
  2. Application fee
  3. Two letters of recommendations from faculty members personally acquainted with the applicant's academic achievement.
    1. Transcripts, which must be submitted from each college or university attended even if you did not complete a degree or did not enroll in courses in your current field. Applicants are required to upload scanned/electronic copies of all their transcripts to the online application.  If an applicant is offered admissions and decides to attend the Graduate Center, he or she will be required to provide unopened, official hard copies of all transcripts which will be compared to the unofficial uploads.
    2. The Au.D. Applicant Data Form, which is used to provide a more comprehensive understanding of an applicant's previous academic experience. Be sure NOT to include speech and hearing related coursework on this form.
    3. Additional Requirements for international applicants:
      1. Applicants who do not have a degree from an English-speaking country must obtain a passing grade on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
      2. All international documents that are not issued in English must also be accompanied by certified English translations.

    Tuition and Fees

    Tuition rates for doctoral programs at The Graduate Center are based on a student's “level,” which is determined by a combination of the number of graduate credits completed (including, in the case of transfer students, credits accepted by the student's degree program and the Registrar) and specific academic accomplishments. 

    The fee structure is also affected by a student’s resident status.

    See current doctoral tuition rates »

    Each student will be billed for a Graduate School student activities fee, a University student senate fee, a University consolidated services fee and a technology fee. These fees are not refundable.

    Financial Aid

    Federal aid for doctoral students includes:

    New York State also provides the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) for eligible graduate students who are New York State residents.