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Doctor of Audiology Program

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology

Application Deadline:  February 1st

Admission Requirements

  1. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale for the last two years of undergraduate study.
  2. Submission of quantitative, qualitative, and analytical writing GRE scores.
  3. At least 8 credit hours in lab sciences (chemistry, biology, or physics).
  4. At least six credit hours of college level mathematics of which three hours must be statistics.
  5. At least six credit hours of of behavioral and or social sciences such as abnormal, developmental, and/or experimental psychology, sociology or anthropology. 

Application Process

  1. Application – https://www.etsu.edu/gradschool/applynow.php (select the Doctoral Degrees tab, expand Audiology – Au.D. for information, click on Begin Your Application Today!)
  2. Application fee - $55.00 (domestic) $65.00 (international)
  3. Personal statement
  4. Unofficial transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities
  5. 3 letters of recommendation (attached to application)
  6. Official GRE General exam received from ETS:
    ETSU School code – 1198
    Communicative Disorders Department code – 0620.  
  7. A Curriculum Vita or Resume is not required; however, you may submit one if you choose to email it as a PDF document to Ms. Shella Bennett.

If admitted, we will require official transcripts from ALL previously attended colleges/universities, other than ETSU, prior to the end of the first semester (must be received in a sealed school envelope or emailed to gradtranscripts@etsu.edu by the school).

Mail Transcripts to:
East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710

*Applications are processed in the order they are received (Please submit the application first and then send application materials as available) 

Any questions about the application process please contact:

Shella Bennett, M.Ed.
Data Analyst/Graduate Specialist
East Tennessee State University
School of Graduate Studies
P.O. Box 70720
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710
Phone: (423) 439-4708
Fax: (423) 439-5624
Email:  

Any questions about the audiology program please contact:

Jacek Smurzynski, Ph.D.
Department of ASLP
East Tennessee State University
Phone: (423) 439-4536
Email:  

The Audiology program at ETSU is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) until 2028. 

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