Admission Criteria

To be considered for admission into CMU's Au.D. Program, students must have completed or be in the final stages of completing a Bachelor's degree.  Students must earn a minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of a 3.0 and a minimum 3.0 grade point average in their major coursework (MGPA), with no individual course grade below a 2.0.

Candidates for the Au.D. Doctoral program are normally expected to have completed the following courses (or their equivalencies):

CDO 230 – Introduction to Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders 3 (3-0)  Aspects of speech-language pathology and audiology for elementary, secondary, and special education teachers, parents, and allied professionals in the management of speech, language, and hearing disorders.

CDO 278 - Descriptive Phonetics 3 (3-0) Broad and narrow transcription of normal and disordered American English speech sound production using the International Phonetic Alphabet.

CDO 330 - Language Development 3 (3-0) Study of language development in normally developing children from birth through adulthood; oral language sample analysis; language characteristics in disordered language learners.

CDO 331 - Introduction to Audiology 3 (3-0) Anatomy and basic psychophysics of hearing; pathologies causing hearing loss; quantitative measurements of hearing; practice in testing. 

CDO 335 - The Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing 3 (3-0) Anatomical and neuroanatomical structures and functions for speech and hearing.

CDO 431 - Audiologic Rehabilitation 3 (3-0) Habilitative and rehabilitative approaches for limited-hearing children and adults including lip-reading, auditory training, speech and language development.  Clinical observation and practicum.

CDO 463 – Introduction to Acoustic Phonetics 3 (3-0) Physical bases of sound and the acoustic characteristics of speech production and perception.

All applicants are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

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

Technical Standards

The Audiology program at CMU is designed to prepare graduates for clinical careers as Audiologists.  The Essential Functions and Technical Standards for Audiology establish essential qualities that each individual admitted to the program and graduate of the program must possess.  These technical standards are required for admission and are expected to be maintained by the student throughout the program.  Click here to view the Technical Standards.