James Madison University

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Admission to the Program

General information on admissions procedures can be found on The Graduate School's web site.  Specific questions about the audiology program are updated on this web page and at the graduate school’s Au.D. program information website.  Many potential applicants ask about visiting JMU and the audiology program.  As much as the program enjoys showcasing the campus, the facilities, and the faculty and students, it is recommended that the on-campus visit be conducted at the time of the interview (see below).  This is the optimal time as applicants can meet with the faculty, current students, and tour the brand new clinic and research labs.

Application Deadline


January 15th –Two applications (listed below) and ALL corresponding application materials are due by this date for full consideration of admission in the following fall semester. 

  1. Applicants are required to complete an application through The Graduate School.
    (https://www.applyweb.com/apply/jmug/index.html)

You will be asked to submit the following electronically:

    • Application
    • Application fee
  1.  Applicants are required to complete an application through CSDCAS. (https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login)

The Au.D. program at JMU participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service known as CSDCAS.  In order to be considered for admission, you must also complete an application through CSDCAS.  The following documents are to be submitted to CSDCAS by January 15th:

  • Current resume
  • Statement of intent (Personal essay)
  • Names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as references (letters of recommendation are not required)
  • Official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043
  • Official transcripts

Please note:

  • An on-campus interview is required for all finalists and is initiated by invitation from the program, not the applicant.
  • Upon admission to the program, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate School. The preferred method is an electronic copy sent via e-Scrip or National Student Clearing House.

On-Campus Interview


Immediately following the application deadline, all applicants will be reviewed by the admissions committee.  Only applicants who are being seriously considered for admission will be invited by the program to an on-campus interview (applicants do not initiate the scheduling of an interview).  The on-campus interview is mandatory; an applicant’s inability to participate in the interview will most likely result in elimination from consideration of admission.  Interview dates are typically held on Fridays during the last two weeks of February and first week of March.  Applicants should consider their availability to travel during this time when applying; the program will try to schedule interviews with at least 1-2 week’s advance notice.

Funding


Generous funding (tuition waiver plus stipend) is available to admitted students in the form of Graduate Assistantships (GA). There is no separate application for these funding opportunities. All admitted students would be automatically considered for funding and awarded based on merit. The graduate assistantships can be in the form of research, teaching, or administrative assistants.