Doctor of Audiology Program

General information

expo_2The Doctor of Audiology degree is a four-year post-baccalaureate program that includes three years of course work an clinical experience plus a one-year equivalent full-time residency.  Our program successfully prepares graduates to excel clinically and to fulfill the requirements brought on by the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPSD).  The program in audiology allows students to meet all academic and clinical practicum requirements for the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) and the State of Connecticut’s requirements for licensure in audiology.  It is expected that students will earn a minimum of 1820 clinical hours during full-time enrollment in the graduate program.  A part-time option is not available at this time except in extenuating circumstances and with full approval of the faculty.

Prospective students will find information on the following pages related to the academic program and  admissions process.

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

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 department is committed to educating and training highly motivated individuals to become successful, independent clinical investigators and future leaders in academia. Academic courses 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.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathleen Cienkowski at



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The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology {residential} at the University of Connecticut is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-570