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Audiology

Audiologists provide services to individuals with hearing disorders. Our Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program provides a firm understanding of the normal processes of hearing and communication and fosters development of strong clinical skills and decision-making so that our graduates are prepared to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing disorders in all age groups.

Students will complete some of their clinical work in the West Virginia University Hearing Center, which is located in Allen Hall, while some clinical experiences will be at various outside sites. During their fourth and final year in the program, students will complete a residency.

All applications for the Doctor of Audiology program must be submitted through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To access CSDCAS, please visit https://portal.csdcas.org.

Career Profile

The demand for certified professionals is increasing, and job prospects remain very good. Audiologists are employed in hospitals, community clinics, physicians’ offices, private practices, rehabilitation centers, schools, industry and many other settings. A clinical doctorate is the entry degree for the profession of audiology.

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Graduate Program Application Requirements

It is expected that applicants will have successfully completed an undergraduate major in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology or Communication Sciences and Disorders. For applicants with other undergraduate majors, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has outlined minimum and recommended preparatory coursework for graduate study in speech-language pathology. In some cases, applicants without preparatory coursework in speech pathology and audiology may be considered for graduate admission, but the program of study may require additional coursework.

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​January 15

Spring Deadline

​ Fall enrollment only

Admissions Requirements

3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement

Admissions Requirements

It is expected that applicants will have successfully completed an undergraduate major in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology or Communication Sciences and Disorders. For applicants with other undergraduate majors, the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has outlined minimum and recommended preparatory coursework for graduate study in speech-language pathology. In some cases, applicants without preparatory coursework in speech pathology and audiology may be considered for graduate admission, but the program of study may require additional coursework.

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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