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Application Information

CSD Prospective Student Informational Meetings

AuD, SLP, SLPA In-Person Prospective Student Meeting
October 17, 2023 | 5:30-7:30 pm

AuD Zoom Meeting
October 24, 2023 | 4:00 - 6:00 pm
See flyer for zoom link

CSD Prospective Student Program Informational Meetings

Application Materials for Submission

Applicants must apply directly to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program through the CSDCAS centralized application web site. The portal opens September 1 and closes January 15..  Once the applicant creates an account and profile with CSDCAS, the application can be accessed frequently in order to complete the required portions of the application.

Begin your CSDCAS application.

The entire application is due January 15. Follow the instructions carefully. CSDCAS will not verity your application until all required documentation has been submitted. The GRE is not required.

Required Documents include:

  • Official Transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two academic faculty preferred) Note: Current University of Utah students must complete the  Permission to Release Education Record for each U of U faculty member to write a letter of recommendation. The letters must be submitted before the application can be verified from CSDCAS.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Provide 2-5 page original academic writing sample (clinical reports are not accepted)
  • Resume/CV optional


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. Sarah Ferguson, Director of Graduate Studies, Audiology at 


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Sarah Hargus Ferguson, PhD, CCC-A
Director of Graduate Studies, Audiology

Leigh Ann Benevides
Program Information Coordinator