Audiology

Post-baccalaureate degree: AuD or MS/MA in Speech Language Pathology

Audiologists are licensed health-care professionals who provide patient-centered care in the prevention, identification, diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment of hearing, balance and other auditory disorders for people of all ages. Hearing and balance disorders are complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational, and employment implications. Treatment services require audiologists to have knowledge of existing and emerging technologies, as well as interpersonal skills to counsel and guide patients and their family members through the rehabilitative process.

Academic and Career Information [PDF]

Minimum Prerequisites for Admission

The following prerequisites must be completed prior to matriculation in an audiology program:

  • baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
  • each program has its own prerequisites: check specific school for prerequisites details. Some schools will not accept AP credit for prerequisites.
  • general course prerequisites:
    • human biological sciences
    • physical sciences
    • mathematics
    • statistics
    • social/behavioral sciences
    • English
  • strongly recommended courses:
    • communication sciences
    • disorders relevant to the study of audiology

Test Needed

The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be required for admission to graduate degree programs in audiology and speech-language pathology. Not all institutions require an examination for admission.

Professional Associations

Application Service

California Audiology Schools

General Education

We recommend that all pre-health students enroll in courses that meet the particular general education requirements to help develop a broad understanding of the health professions in relation to other disciplines of study. Review our General Education Recommendations [PDF] for additional information.