James Madison University

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Program Overview

Au.D. Program

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program at James Madison University is a four-year post-baccalaureate program offered in our picturesque campus in the Shenandoah Valley. The Audiology program is currently ranked 17th in the nation by U.S. News and World reports. Our program emphasizes well-rounded and rigorous education that emphasizes clinical training as well as research.

Notable Features

  • Small class size (6-7 students per cohort)
  • Attractive funding offered to most Au.D. students in the form of graduate assistantships
  • World class faculty, state of the art building with new clinic and research laboratories
  • Assistance with fourth year clinical placement
  • Option to transition into an AuD/PhD program

Admission Information

Applicants are required to complete application through CSDCAS and a supplemental application through JMU's graduate school. Your application will not be considered unless both applications are complete and application fees paid.

GRE requirements: Be sure to use GRE DI code 1043

Completed applications will be reviewed immediately after the submission deadline (Jan 15th). A short list of approximately 30 applicants will be invited for on-campus visit and interview. These interviews (small groups of approximately 10 students) are typically scheduled on Fridays in February and early March. In the event of inclement weather, the interviews will be rescheduled.

Contact: Dr. Ayasakanta Rout, Audiology Program Director (routax@jmu.edu)  


The doctoral (Au.D.) education program in audiology at James Madison University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The program meets requirements for relevant Virginia licensure.


Complaint Statement: Any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public may submit a complaint about any CAA accredited program or program in candidacy status. All complaints must be signed and in writing to the Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Additional information is available at: https://caa.asha.org/programs/complaints

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity

James Madison University does not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, race or color, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation or belief, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, parental status (including pregnancy), marital status, family medical or genetic information, in its employment, educational programs,  activities, and admissions. JMU complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination, affirmative action, and anti-harassment. The responsibility for overall coordination, monitoring and information dissemination about JMU’s program of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action is assigned to the Office of Equal Opportunity.  Inquiries or complaints may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity: James Robinson, Director (540)568-6991, OEO homepageoeo@jmu.edu. JMU prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment including sexual assault and other forms of inter-personal violence. The responsibility for overall coordination, monitoring and information dissemination about JMU’s Title IX program is assigned to the Title IX Coordinator.  Inquiries or complaints may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator: Amy Sirocky-Meck (540)568-5219, Title IX homepagetitleix@jmu.edu

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