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Admissions Process

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The application deadline for admission to the doctor of audiology (AuD) program is March 1. Applicants that meet this deadline can expect an admission decision from the department by the end of March. Our goal is to make admission decisions earlier to provide applicants sufficient time to make their graduate school plans. This three-year accelerated program will serve a cohort of 20-25 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 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 a ten-year accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). Learn more about the accreditation process.

The doctor of audiology (AuD) program utilizes the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS).

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
    ETS Code: 0773
    • Any scores sent to GRE code 3804 will not be linked properly to your application and may cause a delay in its review. (edited 10/28/2016)
  • Personal Essay
    Please answer all of the following 4 questions:
    • Why are you pursuing a doctor of audiology degree? (max 500 words)
    • Why is University of the Pacific a good fit for you? (max 500 words)
    • Describe a time where you experienced a failure/setback. (max 500 words)
    • Discuss the strategies used to overcome this challenge. What did you learn as a result? (max 1000 words)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
    At least one letter of reference should come from a university faculty member.


General Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major of student's choice.
  • All prerequisite courses must be completed before the application deadline (priority deadline: February, final deadline: March 1)
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above.
  • It is recommended that prerequisite courses in biological sciences, physical sciences, social/behavioral sciences and mathematics be taken within 10 years of applying to the program.
  • Online coursework is acceptable.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Biological Sciences: General Biology OR Human Anatomy and Physiology
    (NOT an SLP offered course such as Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, LAB not required)
  • Physical Sciences: Chemistry OR Physics (LAB not required)
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences: Intro to Psychology OR Intro to Sociology OR Anthropology
  • Mathematics: Statistics OR Calculus OR Pre-Calculus

Information Session and Webinars

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. Go to Events for upcoming information sessions. We look forward to meeting you on campus soon.