Frequently asked questions for the Au.D. in Audiology
- Can I get a job in my state if I have a three-year Au.D.?
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.
- What are some of the recent 3rd year externship sites?
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, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
- When should I apply to the Au.D. program?
To be admitted to the fall semester for each year, students must have their application in to IU by January 15. We will consider students for admission to the spring and summer sessions under certain circumstances (e.g. transfer students etc.). However, we will not be notified by the university of these applications. Consequently, you will need to discuss your application with the Au.D. coordinator.
- When does the Au.D. program begin?
The Au.D. program begins in the fall semester. The start date varies from year-to-year, but specific start dates for each year can be found on the Office of the Registrar website. Orientation for graduate students generally begins the week prior to the start of classes.
- When will I hear about my application?
Admission letters are typically sent out in early March indicating whether a student has been accepted and whether the student is being offered funding or is being considered for funding. Students who are accepted to the program have until April 15 to reply.
- What kind of funding is available?
A limited number of assistant instructorships (AI funds) are available that are usually offered to incoming students with the highest GPAs and GRE scores. Students who have taken several levels of American Sign Language (ASL) may also qualify for funding as assistant instructors to ASL courses. 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 the Au.D. program will be automatically considered for funding through these two mechanisms. Students who will be offered funding will receive that offer as soon as funding is available.
You can also find additional information on the Au.D. funding website along with other funding sources.
- My application has been placed on the wait list. When will I hear whether or not I am accepted?
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.
- I don’t have an undergraduate degree in speech and hearing sciences. How long will it take me to complete my Au.D. degree? What undergraduate courses will I be required to take?
The Au.D. is a self-contained degree, which has no prerequisite training. Students with a nonmajor undergraduate degree enroll in the same courses as students with a major degree. The transition from a non-major area to audiology can be difficult in the first semester of the Au.D. program, especially for students who do not have degrees in the sciences. However, our experience is that these students succeed by spending extra time studying during their first- and second- semesters.
- How much will it cost to attend Indiana University?
See the tuition fee page of the IU Graduate School. Tuition rates for the Au.D. program are listed as the Graduate rates. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 90 credit hours in the program, with some students completing additional credit hours depending on their progress in the Au.D. program. Many classes, due to their clinical nature, also have an associated clinical fee.