Au.D. Admission Information


The Doctor of Audiology degree program is a full-time course of study that begins in the fall semester. The application deadline is January 15; you can expect to start hearing from the admissions committee in the beginning of March.

Admission Requirements 

An applicant for admission is generally expected to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Graduate School application
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum 3.4 GPA
  • GRE general test scores
    • Verbal minimum: 150
    • Quantitative minimum: 142
    • Writing minimum: 4
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose

If you received your B.S. degree in a field other than communicative disorders, you may find it helpful to take some of those course requirements before applying. The courses aren’t required, but they can help you build the foundation of knowledge needed to begin the doctoral program.

Graduate Assistantships

Assistantships are a great way to help fund your education while gaining workplace experience in your department. As a graduate assistant you’ll receive a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. Submit your application directly to the School of Allied Health and Communicative Disorders. 

If you are applying as international student, visit the Graduate School for possible additional requirements

Equal Opportunity

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity university and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.