Prospective students are required to complete an application through CSDCAS and a supplemental application through JMU's graduate school. Your application will not be considered unless both applications are complete and application fees are paid.

All individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university are welcome to apply to JMU’s Au.D. program. Applicants are not required to have a degree related to audiology in order to be considered for admissions. Prerequisites for the program include a 3-credit course in child language development and 25 observation hours. Documentation of observation hours will only need to be submitted upon admission to the program.

The JMU Au.D. program no longer requires GRE scores for admission. Applications will be reviewed in accordance with the department's holistic admission philosophy. We commit to the mission and vision of JMU's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, by adopting a holistic review process that fosters inclusive excellence and values the experiences and attributes that students from diverse backgrounds bring to our university. We welcome students who can think critically and who embody compassion, collaboration, adaptability, resilience, and openness to feedback.

Completed applications will be reviewed immediately after the submission deadline. A short list of approximately 30 applicants will be invited for virtual interviews. These interviews are typically scheduled on Fridays in February and early March.

General information on admission procedures can be found on The Graduate School's website. Specific questions about the audiology program are updated on this webpage and at the graduate school’s Au.D. program information website.

Many potential applicants ask about visiting JMU and touring the audiology program’s facilities. Program tours are typically arranged on an individual basis to better accommodate different schedules. Those interested in an on-campus visit should contact

Application Deadline - January 15

Prerequisites required for admission

While we do not require applicants to have an undergraduate degree in a specific field, the following are considered prerequisites for our program.

  • Child language development course (3 credits)
  • 25 observation hours (to be submitted upon admission to the program)

Two applications (listed below) and ALL corresponding application materials are due by this date for full consideration of admission in the following fall semester.

Applicants are required to complete an application through The Graduate School

You will be asked to submit the following electronically:

  • Application
  • Application fee

Applicants are required to complete an application through CSDCAS

The Au.D. program at JMU participates in the Communication Sciences and Disorders Central Application Service known as CSDCAS. In order to be considered for admission, you must also complete an application through CSDCAS. The following documents are to be submitted to CSDCAS by January 15th:

  • Current resume
  • Statement of intent (Personal essay regarding career goals, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree, and areas of clinical and/or research interest)
  • Names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as references (letters of recommendation are not required)
  • Official transcripts

Please note:

  • An virtual interview is required for all finalists and is initiated by invitation from the program, not the applicant.
  • Upon admission to the program, applicants will be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate School. The preferred method is an electronic copy sent via e-Scrip or National Student Clearing House.

Virtual Interview

Immediately following the application deadline, all applicants will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Only applicants who are being seriously considered for admission will be invited by the program to a virtual interview (applicants do not initiate the scheduling of an interview).; The admissions interview is mandatory; an applicant's inability to participate in the interview will most likely result in elimination from consideration of admission. Interview dates are typically held on Fridays during the last two weeks of February and first week of March. Applicants should consider their availability during this time when applying; the program will try to schedule interviews with at least 1-2 week's advance notice.


Generous funding (tuition waiver plus stipend) is available to admitted students in the form of Graduate Assistantships (GA). There is no separate application for these funding opportunities. All admitted students would be automatically considered for funding and awarded based on merit. The graduate assistantships can be in the form of research, teaching, or administrative assistants.

Please go to the Cost of Attendance Calculator to see the estimated cost of attendance for your program of study.


This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located while enrolled. You can also determine if the program meets the educational requirements specified by the licensing boards in other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.

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