Earn both your bachelor’s and your Doctor of Audiology in eight years through Nova Southeastern University’s Dual Admission program. From the beginning, you’ll gain real experience, learning to apply the latest technologies and current scientific research in diagnostic assessment, treatment and management across the spectrum of auditory and vestibular disorders.

We are proud of the fact that we are training our students to become skilled and compassionate health care providers.

Stanley Wilson, Ed.D., PT. CEAS | Dean, College of Health Care Sciences

You’ll also prepare for clinical practice with coursework and clinical training experiences that serve a variety of patient populations. With the help of advanced patient simulation technology, extensive resources and culturally diverse clinical experiences, you can gain an edge and jump-start your career.

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What Can You Do with a Doctor of Audiology Degree?

NSU’s Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program will prepare you for a fulfilling career as an audiologist in whatever specialization you choose.

You’ll become an expert in providing services in the prevention, diagnosis, and evidenced-based treatment of hearing and balance disorders for people of all ages. Hearing and balance disorders are complex with medical, psychological, physical, social, educational and employment implications. You’ll learn to help minimize the negative impact of these disorders for your patients, leading to improved outcomes and quality of life.

As you complete the program, you’ll learn gain proficiencies specific to your field as well as important skills that apply across professions. You’ll develop your leadership abilities, practice evaluating and applying current research and build your network. Learn more about how the Au.D. program can help you reach your goals.

Doctor of Audiology

Related Careers

  • Audiologist
  • Pediatric or geriatric specialist
  • Cochlear implant specialist
  • Auditory processing specialist
  • Tinnitus specialist
  • Balance specialist


  • Evaluate hearing and interpret diagnostic test results
  • Counsel patients and their families or caregivers
  • Fit hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Teach patients effective communication strategies

Career Potential

16% Growth

Job Outlook 2018–2028


Median Pay 2019


Number of Jobs as of 2018

*Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


The Dual Admission Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program takes a total of eight years (4+4) to complete. Candidates will first follow a four-year prescribed course of study in their undergraduate major. After the student completes these courses and one year of professional education in audiology, they will be awarded a bachelor's degree. Students will receive the Au.D. degree after four full years of training with the audiology department.

Degrees Earned

You can earn any bachelor’s degree and your Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.).

Program Length

Earn your bachelor’s in four years and your doctorate in four years.

Interview Required

Students applying for dual admission must interview during Shark Preview Weekend, an exclusive admitted student event.

Deadline to Apply

Fall Admission: February 1


To be considered for this dual admission program, there are some requirements you must meet. Undergraduate Admission Requirements are for first-time freshmen students applying to earn a bachelor’s degree. Graduate Admission Requirements are the standards students need to maintain while earning their undergraduate degree to remain eligible for the graduate or professional program.

For students applying for fall admission who are initially unable to take the SAT or ACT due to extenuating circumstances, please contact your admission counselor directly prior to submitting your Premier Programs application.

Undergraduate Admission Requirements


3.5 Weighted GPA
in High School


25 Composite ACT
1220 Total SAT

Years of...

Math: 3
Science: 3
English: 4


Biology*, Chemistry and
Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry

*Anatomy and Physiology, and Living Environment may be substituted for Biology.

Graduate Admission Requirements

Keep your dual admission status while you earn your bachelor’s.

Dual admission reserves your seat in NSU’s Doctor of Audiology program, but you must still complete a graduate application once you finish your bachelor’s degree.

Keep in mind that these are the basic requirements, and final determination of admission into the professional program is at the discretion of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences.

Degree Required

You must complete a bachelor’s degree in any major you choose. Additional prerequisites may be communicated upon admission.

Required Test Scores

GRE: No less than a 150 on the verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning sections. *All minimum test scores must be achieved on the same test attempt (no superscoring).

Undergraduate GPA

You must maintain a 3.2 cumulative and science GPA. You must also earn at least a C in each prerequisite course.

Calculation of cumulative and science GPA for the purpose of program eligibility for dual admission will not reflect the "grade forgiveness/repeated courses" policy; all grades for retaken courses will be included. The science GPA for dual admission purposes is composed of only those courses with BIOL, CHEM and PHYS prefixes.

Credits Required

You must earn at least 120 credits to enter the doctoral audiology program.

Additional Requirements

Transfer students are not eligible to apply to the Health and Medical Professions Dual Admission programs. Only students coming to NSU in the fall semester as first-time college freshman applicants are eligible to apply.

College credits that were earned through advanced high school programs such as AP, IB or college academy—or in summer coursework following high school graduation, prior to attending NSU—may transfer to NSU.

Students who enter NSU with earned college credits through advanced high school programs may be able to complete their degree and program requirements earlier than scheduled and request to enter their graduate professional programs earlier as well.

Please contact your admissions representative for more details regarding high school transfer credits.

Please be advised that a student's initial course placement in mathematics, science or composition may impact the timing of the completion of all dual admission prerequisites and major courses, and could result in the need to take summer courses.

Ready for the Next Step?

Here’s how to apply.

Dual Admission is just one of NSU’s distinctive Premier Programs. These programs are designed to help highly motivated students accelerate their success, and most offer at least $20,000 in annual scholarships.

You can apply for just about any combination of the following Premier Programs:

  • Dual Admission
  • The Fischler Academy of Education
  • Huizenga Business Innovation Academy
  • Razor’s Edge Scholars

You may apply for and be admitted into only one Dual Admission program for your first semester. Each program is unique and has its own eligibility requirements.

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Apply for Undergraduate Admission

You can use the Shark Select Application or Common App to apply to Nova Southeastern University.

Submit a Supplemental Application

Complete the supplemental Premier Programs application for fall entry.

Interview During Shark Preview

If you’re admitted to NSU and submit the supplemental application, you will be invited via email to choose which Shark Preview Weekend works for your schedule.