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Admissions Process

Doctor of Audiology Admissions Process

The application deadline for admission to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program is February 1st. Applicants that meet this deadline can expect an admissions decision from the department by the end of March. Our goal is to make admission decisions earlier to allow applicants to make their graduate school plans earlier. This three-year accelerated program will serve a cohort of 20-22 students per year and will draw students with any undergraduate majors but especially those majoring in Speech-Language Pathology, Biology, and Pre-Health.

The first class of Pacific's Doctor of Audiology students will begin in the Fall of 2015.

The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of the Pacific has been awarded candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and "developing status" by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). See the program accreditation status link for further details of the accreditation process.

In order to meet the deadline, all applicants must submit our two (2) part application by February 1st. The first part of the application is the online application via CSDCAS. The second part of the application is the department's supplemental application. Incomplete files WILL NOT be reviewed.

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program utilizes the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) - https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login.

The CSDCAS application includes:

  • Self-Reported Grades
  • Official Transcripts (from ALL institutions attended post high school)
    This would include vocational/technical school transcripts
  • Official GRE scores
    GRE CSDCAS Code: 0773
  • Personal Essay
    While there is no minimum, the maximum number of characters for the essay is 5500 characters. There is no assigned prompt for the essay, however; your personal essay should describe your motivation, skills and abilities that will contribute to your academic and clinical success in our program.
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
    At least one letter of reference should come from a university faculty member

The department's supplemental application assists the admissions committee in determining an applicant's eligibility for the AuD program and provides them with additional background information on the student.

The department's supplemental application includes:

  • A listing of the coursework taken in the field of Audiology and/or Speech-Language Pathology
  • Required General Education Coursework

NOTE: There is no additional application fee to submit the supplemental application.

Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of the department's graduate admission information sessions to assist them in making an informed decision about a graduate program that will best suit their needs. Each information session will be hosted by Dr. Rupa Balachandran and will provide an overview of the program, tours of the classrooms and clinic facilities, and opportunities for individual questions. Please click here to register for one of the following sessions or contact Dr. Balachandran at rbalachandran@pacific.edu to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you on campus soon.

  • Friday, August 14 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, September 4 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, September 25 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, October 9 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, October 23 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, November 6 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, November 20 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, December 4 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, January 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, January 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, February 12, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, February 26, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, March 11, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, March 25, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, April 8, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Friday, April 22, 2016 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM