Doctor of Audiology
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Doctor of Audiology degree program is one of the nation’s most respected and stands at No. 2 in the most recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). This degree focuses on clinical preparation in the identification, diagnosis and treatment of hearing disorders, as well as rehabilitation of hearing loss.
The program is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent. Graduates have a 100 percent pass rate on the PRAXIS, the national certification examination in audiology. The program offers students unique experiential opportunities. These include supervised hands-on clinical service practicum across the scope of practice, in diverse clinical settings, and across the lifespan of the patient. AuD students are given extraordinary clinical experiences at the two UT Dallas Callier Center campus sites, as well as with various clinical, hospital, private practice and school systems within the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Students complete a required mentored research experience, often resulting in presentations at state, national, or international professional meetings. Students are encouraged to take advantage of additional opportunities to participate in faculty research laboratories. The faculty includes internationally acclaimed audiologists and hearing scientists who actively participate in teaching, research, publishing and professional activities.
The program’s mission is to guide students in attaining the essential knowledge and skill for entry into the practice of audiology. The commitment to provide the breadth and depth of classroom and practical experiences is consonant with each student’s developing interests and career goals. Career preparation is supported through comprehensive curriculum, innovative and collaborative clinical services on campus and in the global community. We maintain an active program of research in understanding, treating and preventing disorders associated with auditory and vestibular impairments. Students interested in parallel research training are encouraged to apply to enter the PhD program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Graduates of the program seek positions such as: audiologist in academic, private practice, industry or medical settings; researcher or professor.
The Doctor of Audiology requires 100 semester credit hours. For complete admission and degree requirements, view the Graduate Catalog at catalog.utdallas.edu.