James Madison University

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Program Overview

Au.D. Program

This graduate audiology program is a four-year post-baccalaureate program of study that culminates in eligibility for certification in audiology granted by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for licensure in audiology as awarded by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Students admitted to this program matriculate into a focused curriculum developed to prepare doctoral-level practitioners. Students admitted to the doctor of audiology program who already hold a masters degree in audiology will complete an individualized program of study composed of a minimum of 57 semester credit hours. No students matriculate with the intention of earning a master's degree as the terminal degree. Approximately 6 students are admitted into the program each year. Teaching occurs in small groups and in a supportive learning environment with courses taught by nationally and internationally known faculty and practicum experiences supervised by experienced audiologists in a variety of settings.

Students can pursue a Dual Au.D./Ph.D.

Graduate Assistantships (GAs) are available on a competitive basis to graduate students. Fellowships are funded from a variety of sources, including the university, endowments, organizations and service groups such as Scottish Rite and Lion’s Club, and external grant funding from both public and private sources. Contact the Coordinator of the program listed above for more information.

Students applying for admission to the Au.D. program should be aware that some of the clinical placement sites in which students are required to complete clinical practica in order to graduate will require the student to produce a current criminal records check. It is the student's responsibility to arrange for the check, to keep it current in order to comply with the requirements of the various clinical sites, and to advise the University and Department if the status of the student's criminal record changes at any time during the student's program.