Doctor of Audiology Admissions Process
You should be aware that like many other graduate programs in Audiology, admission to our Au.D. program is highly competitive. The primary factors considered by the Committee include: (1) prior academic record, (2) Graduate Record Examination test results, (3) letters of recommendation from academic references, and (4) student's letter of intent.
As stated in the Louisiana Tech University school catalog, "Applicants for admission to the programs of study leading to the doctoral degree either will be granted an unconditional admission or will be rejected." The Department of Speech adheres to this Graduate School policy and only admits students to its Doctor of Audiology Graduate Program who meet the unconditional admission requirements.
Admission to the Graduate Program
It is recommended that you begin your application process for the Louisiana Tech University graduate program in the fall quarter prior to the graduation from your undergraduate program. The completed application and all admission credentials (e.g., letters of recommendation, GRE scores, letter of intent, transcript) are due January 15th in the year that you plan to begin graduate school. Applications will not be considered for admission until all required documentation has been submitted.
Only those students who can demonstrate strong potential for completing all degree requirements will be recommended for admission into the program. Successful applicants typically have:
- a bachelor's degree,
- a minimum GPA of 3.0 ( on a 4.0 system) or a 3.2 on the last 60 hours attempted,
- a Letter of Intent that is strong in content and demonstrates good written mechanics, organization, communication skills that are characterized by organization and clarity; and
- 3 letters of recommendation that provide strong support for the applicant's potential for success as a doctoral student.
- Mail the letter of intent and 3 letters of recommendation to Brenda l. Heiman, Ph.D., Interim Head, P.O. Box 3165, Ruston, 71272.
Applying to Graduate School is a two step process. You must send information to the Graduate School Admissions Department and to the Department of Speech. Follow the steps below and remember that all information must be submitted or postmarked no later than January 15th.
Step 1 Submit application to the Graduate School
Visit http://www.latech.edu/ and select APPLY NOW link. Select Graduate School application and complete the on-line registration and pay application fee. Do not send this application or fee to the Department of Speech
Step 2 Submit application to Department of Speech - (not the same as Step 1)
To obtain a detailed information packet of instructions and forms that are to be submitted to the Department of Speech click on the following link - Doctor of Audiology.
If you have questions concerning the application process, please contact;
Brenda L. Heiman, Ph.D., Interim Head
The following forms, which are included in the packet discussed above, may be printed separately as needed.
Please visit the following Louisiana Tech University sites for additional information: