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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 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.

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: 3804
  • 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.


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 a session or contact Dr. Balachandran at rbalachandran@pacific.edu to set up an appointment. We look forward to meeting you on campus soon.