Program Information

The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) program received Candidacy for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), the nationally recognized accrediting agency for graduate programs in the profession. This status is used to identify a graduate education program that has submitted an Application for Candidacy and has met eligibility criteria to participate in the candidacy program.


The objectives of Western's clinical doctorate program in Audiology are to prepare competent entry-level professionals in audiology and to prepare students for advanced study at the PhD level. The program is a full-time, four-year program. During the first three years of the program, students enroll in coursework and clinical practicum experiences developed and sequenced to provide knowledge and skills in the evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of hearing and balance disorders across the lifespan. The program culminates in a fourth year externship taken after other academic and clinical requirements have been completed.

Western Washington University also offers diagnostic and rehabilitative audiological services at its campus Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The Clinics at Western provide a unique educational opportunity to graduate students in both Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology while providing a valuable community service.

Students who intend to seek employment in this profession, whether in a public school, clinic, rehabilitation center or hospital setting, are advised that certification/licensure at the state and/or national levels is required. Out-of-state students should recognize that other requirements may exist for employment in different geographic locations.

Application Requirements

All applicants must complete the Graduate School's ApplyWeb application. Within the application you will be prompted to upload an unofficial transcript from each institution attended.

The Graduate School Application Fee is $100, paid at the time of application submission.

Additional application materials are specified below. Applications will not be forwarded to the department for review until all required materials have been received by the Graduate School.

International Applicants: Please click here for information regarding Degree Equivalency, English Language Proficiency and student VISA requirements.

Additional Application Requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders/Speech Pathology and Audiology completed within the past 5 years
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • PDF icon Statement of Purpose
  • GRE scores (not required if you hold an advanced degree - MA, MS, PhD)
  • One-page resume

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Quarter applications will continue to be accepted through Aug. 2.