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Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) in Audiology

‘I am interested in clinical practice, research, and teaching; JMU has strengths in all areas, but the main reason I came to JMU is because they highlight clinic education in the program.’

— Dr. Yingiu Nie, professor

100% employment rate for graduates
No. 17 ranking by U.S. News & World Report
100% pass rate on the PRAXIS certification exam


This graduate clinical audiology program is a four-year, post-baccalaureate program of study that culminates in eligibility for certification in audiology granted by the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for licensure in audiology as awarded by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech Pathology.

Graduates are also eligible for certification in audiology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) unless the student opts out. Students admitted to this program are matriculated into a focused curriculum developed to prepare doctoral-level practitioners. Students admitted to the Doctor of Audiology program who already hold a master's degree in audiology will complete an individualized program of study composed of a minimum of 100 credit hours.


Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate programs received reaccreditation through June 30, 2026 from the Council on Academic Accreditation of ASHA! The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) and the Speech Language Pathology (M.S. SLP) Programs underwent accreditation review during the 2017-18 academic year. Both programs were in compliance with the CAA Standards and have received full reaccreditation for an 8 year period.

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