Audiology Clinical Track (Au.D.)

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The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program includes:

  1. Academic coursework
  2. Clinical practica
  3. Research experience

Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level or the post-master’s level.  Students interested in the post-master’s program must have a master’s degree in audiology and have or be eligible for the CCC-A awarded by the Council for Clinical Certificaton of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA).


The mission of the Audiology program is to prepare audiologists to function as clinicians, educators, administrators and collaborators in research. 

As clinicians, graduates will be able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design; implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs.

In education, graduates will be prepared to teach in undergraduate departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, speech-language pathology master’s programs, hospitals, and community health care environments.

As administrators, graduates will plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings.

In research, graduates will have the skills that enable them to analyze new information in the field and apply it to clinical practice.


The Clinical Doctorate education program in Audiology (AuD) at Montclair State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  The most recent accreditation was awarded for an 8 year period beginning in 2012 and ending in 2020.

Program Objectives

The program objectives are to prepare audiologists to:

  1. Practice within the health care system in a variety of settings by providing a broad base of knowledge to serve patients of all ages.
  2. Use research skills to critically analyze new information in the field and develop independent research programs.
  3. Function as clinicians who are able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs.
  4. Function as educators to teach in community health care environments as well as in undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) departments and in master’s SLP programs.
  5. Function as administrators who are able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings.
  6. Function as clinical preceptors to provide clinical mentoring to future students in audiology while they complete their off-campus clinical placements and their fourth year clinical externship.
  7. Communicate care to others such as patients, colleagues and other health care professionals.


Prospective students must meet the minimum admissions criteria and submit the following for consideration:

  1. Completed and signed application for doctoral study;
  2. Personal essay describing the relevance of doctoral education in regards to personal and professional development;
  3. A statement discussing areas of potential research interest;
  4. Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work (WES evaluation, if necessary); Preference for admission is given to applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  5. GRE scores ; TOEFL or IELTS scores if necessary; Preference is given to applicants with a combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE score of 1000 (on test taken prior to August 1, 2011), and  300 (on test taken after August 1, 2011).
  6. Three (3) letters of recommendation, including at least two (2) from professional colleagues or  college/university faculty who can attest to the candidate’s potential for advanced study and  research;
  7. Essential Functions Form
  8. Application fee ($60).

Apply Now

Applications are available online at:

For complete information regarding the University admission requirements and the application process, please contact the Graduate School at (973) 655-5147 or website at:

Deadline Date

The deadline for applications is February 15. 

New students are only accepted in the Fall semester.  Application materials are processed as they are received.  The Graduate School recommends that you submit your application materials as far in advance as possible from the semester you plan to begin your studies to ensure a timely review of your application.  The application process is open until the class is filled.

Contact Us

Email: or call Ms. Deborah A. Verderosa, M.A., Admissions Director, and Graduate Advisor at 973-655-4232.