The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program includes academic coursework, clinical practica and research experience. The program enables its graduates to conduct audiological assessments and provide intervention to individuals with hearing related issues. The degree is an essential component of licensure for audiologists; new requirements state that the doctorate is the entry-level degree for audiologists beginning in 2007.
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 the area of education, graduates will be prepared to teach in community health care environments. As administrators, the graduates will be able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings. Graduates will have research skills that enable them to analyze new information in the field and apply it to their clinical practice.
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.
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 American Speech-Language Hearing Association. However, if you do not have an undergraduate degree in this field you may be required to add one or more courses to your program to meet licensing requirements in some states and to be recognized as eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). Additional courses required for those applicants who do not have an undergraduate degree in SLPA or CSD are Introduction to Language Development and Phonetic Study of Speech Sounds.
In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all of corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.
- Application Deadline: February 5 (Fall admission only).
- Applications for the Fall 2021 semester are submitted via the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS). To apply, use the CSDCAS application and add “Montclair State University” to your selected programs. For assistance with the CSDCAS application, visit their customer service site.
The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Audiology (AuD) program:
- CSDCAS Application fee: CSDCAS requires a variable fee from all applicants ($133 for your first application, $53 for each subsequent application).
- $60 MSU application fee is required. Details regarding the MSU application fee will be sent to you directly from The Graduate School.
- One official transcript from each college attended.
- Essays/Personal Statement: One (1) essay is required. The Statement of Purpose provides you an opportunity to give evidence of your unique talents and experiences as an applicant to doctoral study at Montclair State University. In preparing your statement, please keep in mind that the Admissions Committee is seeking evidence of your ability to communicate clearly and professionally. Please include your reasons for pursuing doctoral studies by referring to relevant personal, academic and work experiences. Please also outline your future plans and any other information that may be of interest to the Admissions Committee.
- Letters of Recommendation: 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. Letters can be submitted via the CSDCAS recommender portal.
- Resume: Resume is optional.
- Standardized Test Scores: Official GRE scores should be sent using code 2520.
- Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices.
- TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.
The AuD program is a full-time, residential program spread over a four-year period (11 semesters). Students complete a series of clinical externships at the Montclair State University Center for Hearing and Balance, externships at a variety of sites in the New Jersey-New York area; including hospitals, schools for the deaf, and private practices.
The requirements include a minimum of 118 semester credit hours, successful completion of
- a minimum 77 semester hours in the academic core, 26 semester credit hours in the clinical practicum sequence, 2 credits of online grand rounds, 12 credits of directed research, a seminar in university teaching and a seminar in clinical preceptorship, a practicum in university teaching;
- A minimum of 1820 clinical practicum hours;
- A clinical doctoral research project;
- A series of practical and written examinations;
- The Clinical Proficiency Manual;
- A speech and voice screening provided by the clinical staff in the Speech-Language Pathology program;
- A Basic Life Support (BLS) course;
- Required HIPAA and Universal Precautions training
For more information, please visit the Audiology (AuD) program listing in the University Catalog.
If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
The Graduate School
If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Audiology (AuD) Program Coordinator:
*During the summer months, there will be a rotating department chair available to answer your inquiry. Find the updated summer chair for this program.*