Doctor of Audiology

General Requirements:

Students receiving the degree of Doctor of Audiology must have satisfactorily completed all courses in the curriculum and passed all clinical practicum assignments. In addition, in the spring semester of the third year, the student must pass the written comprehensive examination which is embedded in CSD 6692, Comprehensive Seminar. Within the same semester, students must pass an internal departmental oral comprehensive examination that includes defense of the doctoral project which is a part of  CSD 8810, Clinical Project. According to university regulations, no student may be granted a graduate degree who does not have a 3.0-grade point average for courses listed on the Program of Study upon completion of all academic work. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of C+ or lower in two or more departmental courses, or if the cumulative GPA falls below 2.7 in the first year of study, or 3.0 by the completion of graduate studies. If a student's graduate education is terminated for reasons of poor academic performance,  a student may reapply to a different program at Idaho State University after being dismissed from his/her current program.

Additionally, graduate students deemed by the faculty not to have made satisfactory progress in the acquisition of clinical skills may be required to enroll for further credits in clinical practicum in addition to the minimum required of all students. Students may be dismissed for failure to make satisfactory progress in clinical practicum.

Admission Requirements

For admission to the Doctor of Audiology program, the applicant must:

  1. Have an earned Baccalaureate degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a Baccalaureate degree in any major with equivalent Post-Baccalaureate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
  2. Possess a 3.0 or higher GPA . The method of calculating an Admission GPA is based on the last 60± semester undergraduate credits (90± quarter credits) for coursework taken during the last two years of undergraduate training. Post-Baccalaureate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be considered in computing GPA.
  3. Apply through Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service at:
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation.
  5. Submit personal essay.
  6. Apply to, and meet all criteria for, admission to Graduate School.

International Students

International students whose native language is not English must achieve at least the 50th percentile on the Verbal section of the GRE. Applicants whose first language is not English need to meet the following TOEFL requirements for Classified admission:

  1. Internet -based test (iBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each Section (graduate assistants who teach courses must score 23 or above on the Speaking Section) on the iBT; or
  2. Computer-based test: a total score of 213 with a score of at least 21 on Section 1 (Listening Comprehension) on the computer test; or
  3. Paper-based test: a total score of 550 with a score of at least 55 on Section l (Listening Comprehension) on the paper test or a score of 84 on the MTELP, or a score of 6 on the IELTS. Once admitted, non-native English-speaking students must also receive a passing score on a test of spoken English to participate in clinic.

*We do not accept IEI nor ELS in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS.


The curriculum is four years in duration, and includes one year (fourth year) of full-time clinical practicum. There are eight regular (fall and spring) semesters and three summer semesters. For the third year, students will be required to relocate to the ISU Meridian campus to continue their academic and clinical instruction in a robust audiology community. Students will assume the financial, housing, and logistical responsibilities of the relocation.

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) (Regular 4 year)

CSD 5517Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team1
CSD 5570Advanced Topics in Educational Audiology3
CSD 6600Principles of Research in Communication Disorders2
CSD 6603Clinical Practicum Audiology1-4
CSD 6603LClinical Practicum Laboratory0
CSD 6605Externship in Audiology4
CSD 6611Advanced Auditory Assessment and Speech Audiometry4
CSD 6621Aud Rehab and Amplification I3
CSD 6623Pediatric Audiology3
CSD 6626Introduction to Balance Function Assessment1
CSD 6631Immittance/Special Assessment3
CSD 6633Introduction to Evoked Potential Audiometry3
CSD 6641Aud Rehab and Amplification II3
CSD 6643Aural Rehab and Cochlear Implants3
CSD 6644Implantable Technologies1
CSD 6645Auditory Anatomy and Physiology2
CSD 6646Central Auditory Processing2
CSD 6647Auditory Physiology of Speech and Non Speech Signals2
CSD 6652Auditory Language Learning3
CSD 6670Auditory Pathologies3
CSD 6673Introduction to Audiology Clinical Processes2
CSD 6675Hearing Conservation in Noise2
CSD 6680Counseling in Audiology2
CSD 6692Comprehensive Seminar1
CSD 6693Hearing Assistive Technology Systems1
CSD 7705Off Campus Clinical Practicum4
CSD 7705LOff Campus Clinical Practicum Laboratory1
CSD 7710Advanced Topics in Aud Rehab3
CSD 7720Audiology Practice Management and Dispensing3
CSD 7730Advanced Auditory Evoked Potential Audiometry and Early Identification3
CSD 7740Advanced Vestibular and Balance Function Assessment3
CSD 8805Fourth Year Externship1-8
CSD 8810Clinical Project6

*If student completed CSD 4417 IT as an undergraduate, the student is not required to take CSD 5517 IET as a graduate student.