Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for the Audiology doctoral program are provided in EO 1112, Article 2, Admissions.

They are as follows:

  1. Completion of a baccalaureate degree earned at an institution accredited by a regional accrediting association, or an equivalent academic preparation as determined by the appropriate campus authority (i.e., Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluation [GAPE]);
  2. An overall GPA of 3.0 or better in all undergraduate and graduate coursework;
  3. Completion of prerequisite courses in:
    • Hearing/Speech science;
    • Phonetics;
    • Language development;
    • Neurology and neurophysiology of communication;
    • Introduction to audiology
    • Deaf studies/ASL (optional)
    • Anatomy & Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    • One course in each of the following areas:

             - biological sciences;

             - physical sciences;

             - social/behavioral sciences; and

             - statistics  

 4.The GRE is optional for Fall 2024 admissions;

 5. An applicant-authored statement of purpose reflecting a commitment to audiology, including the applicant’s preparation for training in this profession, aptitude and motivation, commitment to working with diverse populations and the basis for interest in audiology and specifically, the SJSU program of study;

 6. Three letters of recommendation;

 7. Resume;

 8. Documentation of 20 hours of observation in an audiology clinic or private practice.

 9. Completion of an interview, if selected for an interview. 

The application portals open on October 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted through February 1st, 2024.

Note: Students in the process of obtaining prerequisite courses or clinical hours may be accepted conditionally with verification of completion of these requirements at least one month before the start of the Fall 2024 semester.

How To Apply

For your application to be reviewed, you will need to  follow EXACTLY the steps outlined in the How to Apply document.

Applicants will need to create two accounts, one in the Centralized Application Service for Communication Science and Disorders (CSDCAS), the other in Cal State Apply.

Applicants must also submit their official transcripts. All mailed transcripts must be sealed and unopened to be accepted as official documents. If your university offers electronic transcripts, SJSU will also accept this method of delivery.

Note: If you are a current SJSU undergraduate student, you are not required to submit SJSU transcripts with your Cal State Apply application, but you will be required to submit them to CSDCAS.

Transcripts sent by mail should be sent to:

Graduate Admissions and Program Evaluations
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0017

If your University requires an email to send an official, electronic transcript, please send to:

In your CSDCAS application, applicants will need to include the observation form documenting their 20 hours of observation completed in an audiological clinic or private practice. Applicants will need to download the clinical observation hours form, complete the form, obtain the required signatures, and submit it in the Documents section of your CSDCAS application.

All components in the How to Apply document need to be completed for your application to be reviewed.