James Madison University

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Admission to the Program

General information on admissions procedures can be found on The Graduate School's web site.  Questions regarding the status of the application should also be directed to the Graduate School.  Specific questions about the audiology program should be directed to Ayasakanta Rout, Director of Audiology routax@jmu.edu.  Many potential applicants ask about visiting JMU and the audiology program.  As much as the program enjoys showcasing the campus, the facilities, and the faculty and students, and this is certainly permissible at any time, it is recommended that the on-campus visit be conducted at the time of the interview (see below).  This is the optimal time as applicants can meet with the audiology faculty, and the faculty have dedicated a block of time to spend with each applicant.


February 1st –Two applications (listed below) and ALL corresponding application materials are due by this date for full consideration of admission in the following fall semester. 

  1. Applicants are required to complete an application through The Graduate School.

    You will be asked to submit the following electronically:

    • Application
    • Application fee
  2.  Applicants are required to complete an application through CSDCAS. (http://www.capcsd.org/csdcas/students.php)

The CSD program at JMU participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service known as CSDCAS.  In order to be considered for admission, you must also complete an application through CSDCAS.  The following documents are to be submitted to CSDCAS by February 1st:

  • current resume
  • statement of intent
  • names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as references (letters of recommendation are not required)
  • official GRE scores, be sure to use DI Code 1043
  • official transcripts

Please note:

  • An on-campus interview is required for all finalists and is initiated by invitation from the program, not the applicant.
  • Upon admission to the program, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate School. The preferred method is an electronic copy sent via e-Scrip or National Student Clearing House.

GRE Update

Prospective applicants are encouraged to take the new Revised GRE Test. However, we will continue to accept the scores from the previous version of the GRE test for the February 1, 2014 submission deadline. More information on the GRE is available at the official web site of Educational Testing Service.

On-Campus Interview

Immediately following the deadline, all applicants will be reviewed by the admissions committee.  Only applicants who are being seriously considered for admission will be invited by the program to an on-campus interview (applicants do not initiate the scheduling of an interview).  The on-campus interview is mandatory; an applicant’s inability to participate in the interview will most likely result in elimination from consideration of admission.  Interview dates are typically held on Mondays and Fridays during the last two weeks of February.  Applicants should consider their availability to travel during this time when applying; the program will try to schedule interviews with at least 1-2 week’s advance notice.  Offers of admission will be extended following the completion of all on-campus interviews.