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Application Instructions

Minimum Requirements

We have provided information to help you apply for the Audiology program. Feel free to contact the CSD office with any questions.

The minimum GPA requirement for admission is a 3.0. Our average admission profile for an incoming AuD student for Fall 2019 was a 3.63 GPA and a GRE score of 308. These are only averages, and we admit candidates above and below these values.

Prospective graduate students, including University of Utah seniors, apply for admission through the University of Utah "Apply Yourself" online application system.

The entire application is due January 15th.

Application Materials for Submission

  1. Transcripts: All of your transcripts need to be submitted within the Apply Yourself system. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. The transcripts must have the school's name and should be legible.
  2. GRE: The GRE is required for 2021. Use institution code 4853 for the University of Utah. ETS will allow students to test for the GRE at home remotely. The GRE General Test taken at home is a safe and convenient option for students who are unable to take the test at a test center during the pandemic. The ETS/GRE website gives you more information and registration instructions.
  3. Statement of Purpose: The application requires you to address several important components. Complete the Statement of Purpose and include it with your application.
  4. Writing Sample: Provide a 2-5 page original writing sample. The writing sample can be an academic paper, however, it must be a clean copy and your own work, it cannot be a group project report.  Clinical reports are not acceptable.
  5. Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation are required. These letters should  preferably be from faculty that teach Speech-Language-Hearing courses. Note: Current University of Utah students must complete the Permission to Release Education Record for each U of U faculty member for letters of recommendation. Please allow ample time for the faculty member to assist you with this part of the application process.


If English is not your native language, please arrange to take the Test of English as a Foregin Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) so that the scores are received by January 15th for Fall semester. The University's requirements for the TOEFL is a minimum score of 80 on the internet-based test. The requirement for the IELTS is a score of 6.5. We will weigh the entire application to determine the ability of the student to complete the program successfully.

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

The University of Utah graduate programs participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) which is coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE).
Residents of Alaska, Arizona,  California, Colorado, The CNMI, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming who are admitted to either the PhD or Audiology programs are eligible to enroll at resident tuition rates.

Admission Information for students who do not have a Speech and Hearing Science Undergraduate degree

Non-matriculated students are those graduate students that have been provisionally admitted with a Bachelors' Degree in something other than Communication Sciences and Disorders. Although an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science is not a prerequisite for admission into our graduate program, it is a preparatory program for the Au.D degree. Thus, those who enter our Au.D program from other professions are required to complete a series of prerequisite undergraduate classes.

NOTE: The CSD prerequisite requirements are mandated by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).

For more information, please email Dr. Susan Naidu AuD Program Director at