Admissions FAQs

The University Graduate School recommends that students have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). You can find these statistics for the AuD here.

No. In addition to GPA, our admissions committee reviews each applicant’s letters of recommendation, personal statement, and any other information that will establish the candidate’s potential to be successful in our graduate degree programs.


We usually admit about 40 students to the AuD program, with a target class size of 10.  

See the Tuition Fee page of the Indiana University Graduate School. Tuition rates for either graduate program are listed as Graduate rates.

For the AuD program, students must complete 90 credit hours.  Please note that many classes, due to their clinical nature, also have an associated clinical fee (Science Infrastructure V), and you can find it’s amount here: https://studentcentral.indiana.edu/pay-for-college/cost-of-iu/semester-fees.html. This fee is assessed per class, not per credit hour.

We have only a few general Assistant Instructorships (AI funds) available, and these are usually offered to incoming students with the highest merit. These AI funds typically include a tuition waiver and a stipend for the student's first year of the program.

Students who have taken several levels (usually at least 4 semesters) of American Sign Language (ASL) may also qualify for funding as AIs for the many ASL courses offered in our department. Students are encouraged to describe their ASL or other special skills in the application to graduate program. Applications must be complete by January 15 to be considered for funding.

All students who apply to AuD degree programs are automatically considered for funding through these two mechanisms, as applicable to the applicant. As such, students do not need to inquire about the possibility of receiving funding. Students who will be offered funding will receive that offer as soon as funding is available.

Because students who are accepted during the initial round of admissions have until April 15 to respond, the earliest that students who are on the waitlist will hear further information about their application is the last week of April.

If you have questions about Indiana University’s residency requirements, please contact the Registrar’s Office.

Of course, we always welcome student visits. Please contact our Graduate Secretary, Susan Palmiotto, spalmiot@iu.edu<mailto:spalmiot@iu.edu> to schedule a visit.

Answers to most questions may be found in our Student Handbook, located in the Student Portal. You may also email the AuD Program coordinator for additional information. 

Program FAQs

Both programs begin with the fall semester. The fall semester start date varies from year-to-year, but specific start dates for each year can be found here. Orientation for graduate students generally begins the week prior to the start of classes. We do not admit students to the spring and summer semesters so that all students begin the AuD degree program as a cohort in the fall. However, if you have interest in transferring after completing some degree requirements from a different university, it is best to contact the AuD program coordinator to discuss.  

No. Students are expected to attend the programs on a full-time basis. Students typically register for 12-14 credit hours per semester.

Students typically take three years to complete the AuD program.

The AuD program has no specific pre-requisites. However, students who do not have backgrounds in Speech, Language or Hearing Sciences are encouraged to have some background in physics, biology, and psychology.

Students with a “nonmajor” undergraduate degree typically take the same amount of time as students who have an undergraduate degree in the major to complete the AuD program.

Yes. The Au.D. program at IU is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation, and all graduating students are eligible for CCC-A (clinical competency certificate in audiology). A few of the states in which our graduates are currently working are California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Oregon and Wisconsin.

Students have been placed in hearing clinics, ENT offices, and major research hospitals. A few of these sites are Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, the University of Texas at Dallas Callier Center, University of Chicago Hospitals, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Heuser Ear Institute, and various VA Medical centers around the country.

Clinic begins day #1! Students do onsite clinics at the IU Hearing Clinic for their 1st year. In the 2nd year, students split time between a few days/week onsite and few days/week offsite at a local commuting placement. Year 3 is a 52-week, full time clinical externship anywhere in the country. In total, IU AuD students receive more 2000+ clinical hours under ASHA certified supervisors. Local community sites include ENT clinics, private audiology practices, hospital clinics, public schools, and non-profit centers. Student have on and off-site hands-on experience with adult and pediatric diagnostic hearing testing, newborn hearing screening, diagnostic auditory brainstem response testing, adult and pediatric amplification, adult and pediatric implantable devices, and vestibular evaluation.