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AUDIOLOGY Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress

To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School Minimum Degree Requirements and Satisfactory Progress in addition to the requirements of the program.

Doctoral Degrees:

Au.D., with available named options Collaborative Program at UW–Madison, Collaborative Program at UW–Stevens Point

Minimum Graduate Degree Credit Requirement

75 credits

Minimum Graduate Residence Credit Requirement

75 credits

Minimum Graduate Coursework (50%) Requirement

All (100%) of the minimum number of credits (75) must be taken in courses numbered 700 or above.

Prior Coursework Requirements: Graduate Work from Other Institutions

No prior coursework from other institutions is allowed.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison Undergraduate

Up to 6 credits from a UW–Madison undergraduate degree are allowed to count toward the degree. If the courses are numbered 500 and above, the credits may be counted toward the overall graduate credit requirement; if the courses are numbered 700 or above, they may count toward both the minimum graduate degree requirements and minimum graduate coursework (50%) requirement.

Prior Coursework Requirements: UW–Madison University Special

No prior coursework from UW–Madison University Special career is allowed.

Credits per Term Allowed

14 credits

Program-Specific Courses Required

Contact the program for information on any additional required courses.

Doctoral Minor/Breadth Requirements

Audiology doctoral students are not required to complete a doctoral minor, they may pursue a minor if they wish.

Overall Graduate GPA Requirement


Other Grade Requirements

The Graduate School requires an average grade of B or better in all coursework (300 or above, not including research credits) taken as a graduate student unless conditions for probationary status require higher grades. Grades of Incomplete are considered to be unsatisfactory if they are not removed during the next enrolled semester.

Probation Policy

The Graduate School regularly reviews the record of any student who earned grades of BC, C, D, F, or Incomplete in a graduate course (300 or above), or grade of U in research credits. This review could result in academic probation with a hold on future enrollment or in being suspended from the Graduate School.


Every graduate student is required to have an advisor. An advisor is a faculty member, or sometimes a committee, from the major department responsible for providing advice regarding graduate studies. An advisor generally serves as the thesis advisor. In many cases, an advisor is assigned to incoming students. Students can be suspended from the Graduate School if they do not have an advisor.

To ensure that students are making satisfactory progress toward a degree, the Graduate School expects them to meet with their advisor on a regular basis. A committee often accomplishes advising for the students in the early stages of their studies.

Assessment and Examinations

Consult the program for specific requirements.

Time Constraints

Doctoral degree students who have been absent for ten or more consecutive years lose all credits that they have earned before their absence. Individual programs may count the coursework students completed prior to their absence for meeting program requirements; that coursework may not count toward Graduate School credit requirements.

Consult the program for additional program-specific time constraints.

Language Requirements

Contact the program for information on any language requirements.