Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Audiology, Au.D.

This graduate clinical audiology program is a four-year post-baccalaureate program of study that prepares students for entry-level practice in the profession of audiology, including qualifying for licensure in audiology as awarded by the Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech Pathology.

Graduates are also eligible for certification in audiology granted by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) unless the student opts out. Students admitted to this program are matriculated into a focused curriculum developed to prepare doctoral-level practitioners. Students admitted to the Doctor of Audiology program who already hold a master’s degree in audiology will complete an individualized program of study.


This program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Please refer to the JMU Professional Licensure Program Status by Jurisdiction Index to determine if this JMU program meets the educational requirements specified by the associated licensing or certification agency in the state or territory in which you are located and other states and territories. Requirements vary by state and are subject to change. The information provided is current as of the review date indicated in the table.

Admission Requirements

JMU CSD Holistic Admissions Philosophy: We commit to the mission and vision of JMU’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, by adopting a holistic review process that fosters inclusive excellence and values the experiences and attributes that students from diverse backgrounds bring to our university. We welcome students who can think critically and who embody compassion, collaboration, adaptability, resilience and openness to feedback.

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree.
  • Successful completion of any undergraduate prerequisite courses.
  • Personal written statement regarding career goals, reasons for pursuing a doctoral degree, and areas of clinical and/or research interest.
  • Professional vita or resume, including names and contact details of three individuals willing to serve as references.
  • Personal interview, if invited.

Degree Requirements