Au.D. Program Overview

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at James Madison University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Notable Features

  • Four-year, full-time doctoral program (Eleven semesters)
  • Small class size (6-8 students per cohort)
  • Attractive funding offered to Au.D. students in the form of graduate assistantships (tuition waiver + stipend)
  • World-class faculty with expertise in the following: vestibular sciences, cochlear implants, hearing aids, electrophysiology, auditory neuroscience, psychoacoustics, infant language development
  • State-of-the-art building with a clinic and research laboratories
  • Research and lab experience for all Au.D. students
  • Well-rounded clinical experiences with flexibility
  • Assistance with fourth-year clinical placement
  • Grand rounds
  • Audiology journal clubs
  • Very active Student Academy of Audiology
  • Option to transition into an Au.D./Ph.D. program

Admission Information

Applicants 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.

The JMU AuD program no longer requires GRE scores for admissions. 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 online interviews. These interviews are typically scheduled on Fridays in February and early March.

Contact: Dr. Erin Piker, Audiology Program Director (pikereg@jmu.edu)

Accreditation:

The doctoral (Au.D.) education program in audiology at James Madison University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The program meets requirements for relevant Virginia licensure.

CAA Accredited Audiology

Complaint Statement: Any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public may submit a complaint about any CAA accredited program or program in candidacy status. All complaints must be signed and in writing to the Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. Additional information is available at: https://caa.asha.org/programs/complaints

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