Application Information

How to Apply

Students are admitted to begin in the Fall term only. Criteria for admission to the program includes the following:

  • Completed application form, including application fee of $65
  • Submission of undergraduate grade point average (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply)
  • Submission of GRE score
  • Three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic preparation, and who can speak to your ability to succeed in a rigorous graduate school program
  • A personal statement in which you describe your experience with audiology and why you are pursuing a future career as an audiologist
  • Please respond to all three questions in up to two pages(total)
    • Part 1: Describe and explain the experience(s) you have had that have convinced you that audiology is the career for you. (This may include: coursework, shadowing, job experience, personal experience.)
    • Part 2: What relevant life experiences (e.g., leadership roles, service to the community, personal accomplishments, etc.) and personal qualities do you have that will help you to succeed in graduate school? 
    • Part 3: Describe how you have solved a problem and how the skills and techniques that you employed might help you in graduate school and as a clinical audiologist. (The problem could be one related to your undergraduate experience, to a job that you have held, or a personal challenge that you have faced.)
  • We are looking for students with a passion for audiology. In a personal statement and during your program interview (if invited) be prepared to describe your experience with audiology (i.e. observations, shadowing, personal experience, etc.) and why you want a future career as an audiologist. 

 

Start the application process!

Applications must be completed and received by January 1 of each year.

 

The criteria listed above are program minimums. Students meeting these criteria are not guaranteed admission. The program in Audiology adheres to the Essential Functions Policy for all students. Interviews and campus tours are generally scheduled for February with admissions decisions completed soon thereafter. Applications should be completed online.

 

The University of Louisville requires that applicants whose first language is not English, and who earned their degree(s) from an institution in another country, provide evidence of English proficiency as a part of the application process. The test used by the University to show TOEFL is made up of four scales: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Listed below is a guide which interprets the scores in each of these subscales. There are two criteria for passing the TOEFL as set by the University of Louisville and the Division of Communicative Disorders. Both of these criteria must be achieved for admission.

  1. The University of Louisville requires a total test score of at least 79.
  2. The Division of Communicative Disorders requires that subscales be equal to or greater than the values listed below. These values represent the midpoint of the Intermediate or Fair ranges specified by the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

a. Reading          18
b. Listening         18
c. Speaking         22
d. Writing             20

We welcome all applicants. Please call us at 502-852-5274 or contact us online for more information.

 

Suggested Coursework

Students who apply to our program and do not have an undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders (or Speech and Hearing Sciences) are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate coursework in the following areas is useful for success in our program:

  • Life Sciences - may include: Human Anatomy and Physiology, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Genetics
  • Physical Sciences - may include: Physics, Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Behavioral Sciences - may include: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology
  • Mathematics - may include courses beyond College Algebra, Statistics

 

Start the application process!

Applications must be completed and received by January 1 of each year.