Au.D. program

General information

expo_2Our Au.D. brochure describes general information for the Au.D. program in terms of both coursework and clinical practicum.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) outlines the professional scope of the audiology program with the Scope of Practice document.

Information on the admissions process can be found here.

Student outcome data can be found here.

Dual degree:  Au.D./Ph.D.

To prepare students for competitive opportunities in academia, the Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences Program offers a curriculum of study leading to dual Au.D. and Ph.D. degrees. The Dual Degree Program draws on the strengths of the department to provide students with a range of opportunities to develop and integrate academic and clinical work. Academic courses and clinical education experiences encourage a theoretical perspective and experimental orientation to develop an appreciation of current knowledge and future research needs. This program allows qualified students to earn the Au.D. and Ph.D. degree more quickly than pursuing both degrees independently.

The department is committed to educating and training highly motivated individuals to become successful, independent clinical investigators and future leaders in academia. In all cases, students must gain admission separately to each program. Application to the dual degree may be made after successful completion of the first year of the Au.D. program. Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other. Students accepted into the Dual Degree Program will be enrolled in both degree programs and will be required to complete existing degree requirements for both degrees. It is anticipated that students may earn the dual degree in six years of full-time study.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathleen Cienkowski at or visit our admissions page.


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The Au.D. degree is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation.

The Council on Academic Accreditation in
Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard, #310
Rockville, MD 20850