About this course
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) at Lamar University offers comprehensive academic, research and clinical experience in a wide variety of settings. The Doctor of Audiology program opened in 2005, replacing the long-standing Master of Audiology degree program. Lamar Audiology has maintained a 2:1 student to faculty ratio per class since its inception. This ratio keeps the size of each class small enough so that students benefit from individualized mentoring from faculty.
The Doctor of Audiology program is committed to the advancement of knowledge and services in hearing processes and disorders through integrated programs of professional training, research and community service.
- All applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders or related field from a regionally accredited institution. Students are expected to have obtained a broad general education as a background to graduate study. Undergraduate course work in mathematics and basic and applied sciences is strongly encouraged.
- If the baccalaureate degree is not in communication sciences and disorders, courses in the following content areas, or equivalents, may be required for admission: Overview of Communication Disorders, Language Science/Development, Research Methods, Speech and Hearing Sciences, Phonetics/Phonological Development, Audiology (introductory level). Specific undergraduate course requirements are determined on an individual basis. Students with baccalaureate degrees in other areas who wish to apply are urged to contact the program director as early as possible.
- Students should have 3.0 GPA in their Bachelor’s degree.
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) with scores over 280.
- Letter of Intent signifying your career goals, your major area of study during your doctoral program and your research interests.
- Three letters of recommendation. A majority of the letters should be from individuals who know your ability in an academic or research forum.