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Application to the Au.D. Program

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Minimum admission standards:

  • Competitive applicants will have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Three strong letters of recommendations attesting to the student's ability to complete a program of graduate studies.
  • Personal statement indicating why the applicant wants to be an audiologist and what draws them to Nebraska's program.
  • Acceptable TOEFL scores (paper-based-550; computer-based-213; internet-based-80) or iELTS (6.5) need to be submitted by non-native English speakers.

*The GRE is no longer required for admission as of May 2022.

Completed applications are reviewed and evaluated by the program's graduate admissions committee. Occasionally, students who do not meet one of the above standards but who show promise may be accepted on a provisional basis, with the requirement that they must receive a B or better in all courses during their first semester.

Prerequisites for the program:

  • Statistics
  • Research Design
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms
  • Hearing Science (physical acoustics and acoustics of speech)
  • Introduction to Audiology
  • Introduction to Aural Rehabilitation
  • Life Science (Human Anatomy, Physiology, Genetics)
  • Physical Science (Physics, Organic/Inorganic Chemistry)
  • Mathematics (College Algebra or higher)
  • Sociology (Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology)

Most students enter this program after having completed an undergraduate sequence in Communication Disorders. If that is not your undergraduate degree, the prerequisites can be completed before program entry. It is acceptable to have one or two courses yet to complete upon program entry. Application information for lateral entry students is available here. Because of the fundamental importance of hearing science, all non-UNL undergraduates must have their transcripts and/or course notes evaluated. If your hearing science course did not adequately cover the topics of physical acoustics and acoustics of speech, you will be required to take the UNL course.

Visit the Office of Graduate Studies website and submit the following:

  • Online application 
  • Transcripts –Transcripts can be unofficial until an admission offer is extended, then official documents will be required.
  • TOEFL scores – need to be submitted by non-native English speakers (Institution code = 6877; Department code = 77)
  • Financial Resource Certification (International students only)

You must also enter or upload the following:

  • Resume/vita
  • Statement of purpose/ goals
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Names and contact information for three references of your choosing. (The system will automatically email the specified people and request that each complete the recommendation and upload a letter of reference.)
    References should be able to write letters attesting to the applicant’s academic ability to successfully complete graduate school. These references likely hold a master's or more advanced degree, and should not have any family connection to the applicant.
  • Assistantship / Fellowship Application (optional) 
  • Writing Sample (optional)

Deadline for Au.D. Applicants

January 15. (Summer/Fall admission only)

Contact graduate@unl.edu with any questions regarding transcripts. All other application process questions can be sent to Jill England at jill.england@unl.edu.

Funding Opportunities

Each year from Fall 2017 through Spring 2021, more than 76% of students in our AuD program have been awarded some level of funding during that academic year. Types of funding available include: department fellowships, graduate assistantships, and federal, state and university grants and contracts. For more information, visit our Funding Opportunities webpage. Contact Graduate Coordinator Jill England with questions by emailing jill.england@unl.edu.