What is the Au.D. Degree?

The Au.D. or Doctor of Audiology degree is the entry-level degree that is required to practice as an Audiologist. The Au.D. degree program at Wayne State University is designed to prepare students to meet Michigan state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice as an Audiologist. In addition, students may optionally complete the requirements for ASHA certification.

Information on careers in Audiology is available from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at Wayne State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  



Applying for the Au.D. Program

Prerequisite requirements for admission to the Au.D. program include coursework in behavioral and social sciences, mathematics, natural science, human communication, language acquisition, phonetics, acoustics and/or speech science, and an introductory course in human communication disorders*.  Most students have also completed additional introductory coursework in speech-language pathology and audiology.

Admission is based on academic performance, GRE scores, recommendations, and a personal essay.  Transcripts, scores, and a completed application must be submitted in total prior to consideration for admission.  The Department reserves the right to arrange a personal interview with applicants via phone or in person.

Applications for the Au.D. Program must be submitted through CSDCAS (the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service).

Within CSDCAS, applicants will be required to pay an application fee and submit:

  • the general application form
  • transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • a personal statement / essay
  • contact information for three letters of recommendation

In addition, applicants to the Au.D. program must submit an application to Wayne State's Graduate School through Wayne State's "Apply Now" system.

For a checklist of steps to apply for the Au.D. Program, click here.

NOTE: Admitted students must begin the program in the Fall semester. The department does not offer the option of beginning the AuD program in the Winter or Spring/Summer semester.


The Department also offers limited student funding in the form of Graduate Student Assistantships.  Please click here to apply for the Graduate Student Assistantship.

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If you are interested in our Doctor of Audiology program and do not currently hold an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders or Speech-Language Pathology, please see our Post Bachelor Program page for more information on the prerequisites required for application to the graduate program.



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