Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission into CMU's AuD Program, students must have completed or be in the final stages of completing an undergraduate degree. 

Applicants will need a course in American Sign Language as a prerequisite and must earn a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of a 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 grade point average in their major coursework, with no individual course grade below a 2.0.  All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

The following information highlights the average of academic and practical qualifications for enrolled students of the graduating class of 2011.  This information will allow you to assess your chances of admission and help in your planning process.  It is important to note, however, that applicants are evaluated based on their own credentials and merit.

Cumulative GPA: 3.73
Major GPA: 3.85
GRE:  Verbal + Quantitative: 312
GRE:  Analytical Writing 4.4

Prerequisite Course Work

The following courses (or their equivalencies) are required by all students applying to the Professional Doctorate in Audiology Program:

ASL 101 (3) American Sign Language, Level I
CDO 230 (3) Introduction to Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders
CDO 278 (2) Descriptive Phonetics
CDO 330 (3) Language Development OR CDO 130 (3) - Normal Speech and Language Acquisition
CDO 331 (3) Introduction to Audiology
CDO 335 (4) The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech Hearing
CDO 431 (3) Audiologic Rehabilitation
CDO 463 (2) Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics

Additional Requirements Specified by ASHA for Certification in Audiology
A course in each of the following:

  1. Mathematics (beyond the level of basic algebra) - intermediate or advanced algebra, trigonometry, calculus, geometry or statistics
  2. Physical Sciences - physics, chemistry, astronomy or geology
  3. Behavioral Sciences - psychology, sociology or cultural anthropology
  4. Life Sciences - biology, zoology, genetics or physical anthropology

Please contact the CHP Admissions Office at:  989-774-1730 should you need additional information.

Technical Standards

All candidates interviewing for admission and students admitted into the AuD Program are expected to demonstrate the attributes and meet the expectations listed in the Technical Standards.  These Technical Standards are required for admission and must be maintained throughout a student's participation in the program.  Click here to view the Technical Standards.