George S. Osborne College of Audiology

Distance Education

Advanced Studies in Cochlear Implants Certificate Program

Application Process

Due to a limited number of seats, applications to the Advanced Studies in Cochlear Implants Certificate program are accepted on a rolling basis. Entrance into this program occurs quarterly (May, August, November, and February), provided that a minimum number of seats are filled. The Admissions Committee review and selection begins after applicants have sent all the necessary documents to the Office of Admissions ( Once the class is filled to capacity, applicants may be placed on a waiting list for the next start date. To receive priority consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply and complete the application requirements as soon as possible.

Obtaining and Submitting Your Application

If you have questions about the processing of applications or the required prerequisites, contact an Admissions Counselor at 800.824.6262 before completing the online application.

You can apply for the Advanced Studies in Cochlear Implants Certificate Program as follows:

  • Submit an online application to the College. The application can be started and saved.  You will be provided a key number to allow you to retrieve the application and your responses will be saved until you are ready to submit.  Please save this key. It is the only way you can access your saved application.  Please provide an email address so key number can be forwarded to you for your records.  Please forward any technology or application issues to
  • Print a copy for your records.
  • Application fee payment online option is opened after submission of application.

Personal Goal Statement

Goal Statement: Please write a brief (750 word maximum) goal statement describing your professional background and your interest in cochlear implants. Additionally, please address the following three questions within your response:

  • Are you currently working in the field of Cochlear Implants? If so, where and in what capacity? If not, what is motivating you to pursue Advanced Studies in Cochlear Implants?
  • What are your professional goals?
  • How do you see this certificate program advancing your professional goals?
  • If you are applying for the available scholarship (for faculty teaching cochlear implants), state so in the Personal Goal Statement and also provide a separate letter of support from your AuD program director.

Non - Certificate Student Status

(students not enrolled in a degree or certificate program): Please complete the forms found at the link below and submit