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Admissions Process


Due to the competitive nature of this program, applicants are encouraged to submit their applications prior to the priority deadline of February 1st, however, applications will continue to be accepted through the final deadline on March 1st at 11:59pm EST.

Qualified applicants who meet the February 1st priority deadline can expect to schedule virtual interviews between February 15 and March 1. The first round of admissions decisions from the department will be offered by March 1st.

The doctor of audiology program at University of the Pacific has been awarded candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a ten-year accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). Learn more about the accreditation process.

The doctor of audiology (AuD) program utilizes the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS).

The CSDCAS application includes:

  • Self-Reported Grades
  • Official Transcripts (from ALL institutions attended post-high school)
    This would include vocational/technical school transcripts.
  • Official GRE scores
    ETS Code: 0773
    • Any scores sent to GRE code 3804 will not be linked properly to your application and may cause a delay in its review. (edited 10/28/2016)
  • Short Answer Question
    • Why are you pursuing a Doctor of Audiology degree?
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
    At least one letter of reference should come from a university faculty member.


General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major of student's choice.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed before the application deadline (priority deadline: February, final deadline: March 1)
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above.
  • It is recommended that prerequisite courses in biological sciences, physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences and mathematics be taken within 10 years of applying to the program.
  • Online coursework is acceptable.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Biological Sciences: General Biology OR Human Anatomy and Physiology
    (NOT an SLP offered course such as Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, LAB not required)
  • Physical Sciences: Chemistry OR Physics (LAB not required)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences: Intro to Psychology OR Intro to Sociology OR Anthropology
  • Mathematics: Statistics OR Calculus OR Pre-Calculus

Information Session and Webinars

Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the department's graduate admission information sessions to assist them in making an informed decision about a graduate program that will best suit their needs. Go to Events for upcoming information sessions. We look forward to meeting you on campus soon.