Doctor of Audiology Program
How to Apply

Deadlines

The Doctor of Audiology program conducts a yearly admissions process with entrance in Autumn Quarter only. Applications submitted after the deadlines listed below will not be considered.

  • We only accept applications between September 15th and February 1st of each year.
  • Please DO NOT BEGIN your application before September 15th. Any applications submitted before that date will not be considered.
  • All applicants—domestic and international— must submit their application no later than February 1st of the year for which they are applying.
  • Please note that we do not review applications on an “as received” or rolling basis. All applications are reviewed subsequent to the deadline of February 1st.
  • Anyone applying for the WRGP resident tuition rate must also submit their WRGP application by February 1st.

As the deadline approaches, the high volume of applications can cause system slowdowns. We strongly encourage you to submit your application early to avoid delays.

Non-Traditional Applicants

International Applicants: The deadline for international applicants is February 1st. Once an international applicant has submitted the online UW Graduate School Application and paid the application fee, a detailed checklist of requirements is provided. Visit the Graduate School’s International Student FAQs for more information.

Repeat Applicants: Applicants who previously applied to the program should be aware that applications are held for only one year. Denied applicants from the previous autumn application period must submit all new materials.

Visiting Student Applicants: We do accept visiting student applications to our Doctor of Audiology program. Please review our Non-Degree Enrollment webpage for further details and instructions.

Transfer Students: We DO NOT accept transfer applications into our Doctor of Audiology program from another graduate program.

Non-Clinical Degree Applicants: We do not offer a nonclinical Doctor of Audiology degree. Applicants interested in a nonclinical graduate degree program should review our PhD program eligibility and admissions requirements.

Graduate Nonmatriculated Applicants: We DO NOT accept graduate nonmatriculated applications to our Doctor of Audiology program.

Applying to Multiple Programs

Applicants interested in applying to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program and the Master’s of Science Speech-Language Pathology program (either Core Speech-Language Pathology or Medical Speech-Language Pathology) will need to complete two separate UW Graduate School Applications and pay two $85 application fees.

Application Instructions

Applicants to the Master’s program must submit an ONLINE application for admission using the UW Graduate School Application. This online application allows you to jointly submit the required information to both the UW Graduate School (primary application) and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences (supplemental application). All information and materials, with the exception of official GRE scores, should be submitted through the online process. Please do not mail paper applications to the Department or Graduate School.

Follow these steps to apply:

1) Complete the online UW Graduate School Application (submitting all required documentation online as well), including the required $85 application fee. Application sections are as follows:

  1. Select the Graduate Program for which you are applying.
  2. Review the application requirements and deadlines
  3. Report all prior schools attended
  4. Submit UNOFFICIAL transcripts
  5. Submit a personal statement
  6. Self report GRE scores (NOTE: You are still required to submit official scores to the UW. See step 2 below).
  7. Designate 3 recommenders to submit letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters must be submitted online.
  8. Complete the Department of Speech and Hearing Supplemental Application (two parts and time intensive). Steps include:
    1. Report coursework and grade point average for the last 90 quarter credit hours
    2. Report the Speech and Hearing courses completed
    3. Report the Speech and Hearing courses planned and in process
    4. Report prerequisite Speech and Hearing coursework within these “Areas of Knowledge”
      • Linguistics
      • Phonetics / Language Science
      • Anatomy & Physiology of the Speech Mechanism
      • Speech & Language Acquisition / Development
      • Speech & Language Disorders
      • Hearing Science / Nature of Sound
      • The Hearing Mechanism
      • Hearing Disorders
      • Audiometry
      • Aural Rehabilitation
      • Principles of Assessment
      • Principles of Treatment
    5. Designate the program for which you are applying
    6. Report information about work, volunteer, research and other relevant experiences
    7. Report completion of ASHA math and science coursework
    8. Report English language proficiency test scores (TOEFL) as applicable
  9. Pay the $85 Graduate Application fee and submit your application

2) Complete the department’s WRGP Application if you are a resident of one of the 14 approved western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WY) and would like to receive the resident tuition rate if accepted in the Doctor of Audiology program.

3) Submit official GRE scores to the University of Washington using GRE score report code 4854

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants do not have to submit official transcripts to the Department of Speech & Hearing Science or the UW Graduate School unless they accept a formal offer of admission to the graduate program. Visit the UW Graduate School Admissions FAQ for instructions on where to send official transcripts if you are accepted. 

Other Important Information

Accessing & Updating Your Application: Anyone submitting a new application will be asked to establish an email address log on and password. Once an online application is initiated applicants can save their work and return to the application as many times as needed using their email and password log on. Incomplete applications (those not completed with application fee payment) will not be deleted from the application system until 30 days after the start of the requested academic quarter of admission.

We STRONGLY recommend that applicants keep their email address login and password somewhere secure. You will need this information to update your application if you do not complete it in one sitting, check on the status of your application through February 1st, and access our final admission decision in March.

Letters of Recommendation: Do not designate your recommendations online until you are ready to have the recommender contacted. When you designate a recommendation, the person you have designated is immediately sent an email to submit a recommendation on your behalf. You can designate recommendations before and after you have submitted your online application - up until the program deadline. If, after designating a recommendation, you learn that the recommender will not submit a recommendation, you may remove the recommendation by selecting the "withdraw" link in the action column of the table below. You cannot withdraw a recommendation once the recommender has submitted it.

Incomplete Applications: It is each applicant’s responsibility to verify that all required materials have been submitted and received in a timely manner by both the Graduate School and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once an online application has been submitted students can check the status by logging in to their application status page. Every year applications are not considered due to missing letters of recommendation, transcripts, GRE scores, etc. so please follow-up on missing items.

Selection Criteria: We consider all information submitted with your application. Our goal is to select an intellectually capable, diverse group of students. High GPA and GRE scores are desirable, but not the determining factors in admission. Please review the admissions information posted on our Student Outcome Data web page for profiles of our entering student cohorts.