School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Doctor of Audiology Program
Objectives - AuD Program
Doctor of Audiology (AuD): The AuD degree offers broad-based professional preparation in audiology within an environment supporting an active program of clinical services and research. Students receive comprehensive exposure to clinical methods and procedures across the scope of practice in audiology and to the scientific foundations from which clinical approaches are derived. Clinic rotations are provided at the Callier Center and medical and educational settings throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
AuD/PhD degree track: Students who are interested in combining clinical and research training may combine the AuD with the PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students must apply separately to the PhD program to be considered.
The principal site for the academic, clinical, and research activities of the Doctor of Audiology program is the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which is adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Courses and practicum are also offered at UT Dallas Callier Richardson on the main campus of The University of Texas at Dallas. The UT Dallas Callier Advanced Hearing Research Center (AHRC) provides specialized clinical and research facilities for the program. The Callier Centers and AHRC have a combined 11 sound suites, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for clinical-service provision and auditory research. In addition to the Callier outpatient clinics, the Callier Center houses the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program, the Dallas Regional Day School for the Deaf, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic, Auditory Processing Clinic, and Assistive Devices Center.
Admission to the Doctor of Audiology Program is based on a review of the applicant's GPA (grade point average), GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and narrative description of interest in audiology, research interests, and career goals. The GRE score is included in the evaluation of the applicant's record. There is no minimum cut-off scores for admission.
The University's general degree requirements are discussed on the Graduate Policies and Procedures page (catalog.utdallas.edu/2016/graduate/policies/policy).
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree requires 100 semester credit hours. Students completing the AuD degree meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and Texas State licensure requirements for audiology. Specific degree requirements follow.
Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
100 semester credit hours
Required Courses (100 semester credit hours)
Foundation: 25 semester credit hours
AUD 6V20 Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (taken 4 times)
AUD 6303 Hearing Science
AUD 6305 Anatomy and Physiology of Audition
AUD 6306 Speech Science
AUD 6310 Advanced Clinical Audiology
AUD 6311 Diagnostic Audiology
AUD 6316 Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults
AUD 6318 Pediatric Audiology
Doctoral Core: 29 semester credit hours
AUD 6113 Grand Rounds (taken 4 times)
AUD 6352 Medical Audiology
AUD 7182 Issues in Mentoring and Counseling
AUD 7321 Theories of Amplification
AUD 7324 Seminar in Cochlear Implants and Technology for Persons with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7326 Aural Habilitation of Children with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7327 Evaluation and Fitting of Amplification Systems
AUD 7338 Research in Audiology
AUD 7339 Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders
AUD 7353 Clinical Electrophysiology
Advanced: 18 semester credit hours
AUD 6314 Instrumentation
AUD 7210 Professional Issues in Audiology
AUD 7228 Hearing Loss Prevention
AUD 7240 Auditory Processing Disorders
AUD 7351 Physiologic Assessment of Vestibular System
Various Doctoral Electives in AuD or related field (taken 2 times: a 3-semester credit hour course)
AUD 7V82 Special Topics in Hearing Science and Audiology (when topic is Auditory Processing Disorders)
Experiential: 28 semester credit hours
AUD 7280 Doctoral Practicum in Audiology (taken 8 times)
AUD 8V80 Individual Research in Audiology
AUD 8V97 Doctoral Internship in Audiology (taken 3 times)
Students entering the program who lack undergraduate preparation in communication disorders or science are required to take a specified sequence of corequisite courses. Students may take these courses at The University of Texas at Dallas prior to the beginning of the program, or concurrently during AuD courses.
Students are advised that participation in clinical rotations mandates some personal expense. All students must obtain lab coats and professional liability insurance. Off campus clinical rotations and externship may have additional expenses such as a criminal background check, drug screening, TB screening, chicken pox titer, hepatitis vaccination, CPR certification, and fingerprinting. Students excluded from off-campus sites for any reason may be unable to complete all degree requirements.