School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Doctor of Audiology Program
Objectives - AuD Program
Doctor of Audiology (AuD): The AuD degree is a 4-year degree that offers broad-based professional preparation in audiology within an inclusive environment supporting an active program of clinical services, community and professional service 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 during the first three years are provided at the Callier Center, and medical, private practice, and educational settings throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Students complete a full-year externship during the 4th year of the program. Clinic rotations reflect the scope of audiology practice, services across the lifespan, and care for patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The AuD program provides multiple opportunities to engage in outreach in local and global communities.
AuD/PhD degree track: Students who are interested in both clinical and research training may combine the AuD with the PhD in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences. Students may enter the PhD program in the third year of their AuD program. Interested students must apply separately to the PhD program.
Academic, clinical, and research activities of the Doctor of Audiology program take place on both the Dallas and Richardson campuses. The Advanced Hearing Research Center (AHRC) in Dallas and Callier Clinical Research Center (CCRC) in Richardson provide specialized clinical and research facilities for the program. The UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders is adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the UT Dallas Callier Richardson Addition is on the main campus of The University of Texas at Dallas. The clinical and research facilities have a combined 18 sound suites, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for clinical-service provision, student training, and auditory research. The Callier Center houses the 0-4 Pediatric Clinics, UT Pediatric Cochlear Implant Program, Callier Balance Center (pediatrics and adults), Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic, and AuD/SLP autism collaborative clinic in addition to the general clinics providing auditory assessment and hearing technology across the lifespan.
The University's general admission requirements are discussed on the Graduate Admission page.
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, community service, career goals, pertinent life experiences, and personal characteristics that reflect resilience and likely success as a hearing health provider. Though the GRE score is included in the evaluation of the applicant's record, there is no minimum cut-off score for admission.
The University's general degree requirements are discussed on the Graduate Policies and Procedures page.
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree requires 100 semester credit hours. Students completing the AuD degree meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for state licensure. Graduates will be eligible for American Board of Audiology Certification (ABAC) after licensure and upon completion of ABA supervised hour requirements. Graduates will meet qualifications for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in audiology (CCC-A) offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) if they elect to complete the 4th year externship under the supervision of a licensed audiologist holding additional ASHA-required credentials. Specific degree requirements follow.
Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
100 semester credit hours
Professors: Colleen G. Le Prell @cgl150030, Edward Lobarinas @exl152130, Ross J. Roeser @roeser, Angela Shoup @ags017000, Linda M. Thibodeau @thib
Associate Professor: Andrea Warner-Czyz @adw052000
Professor Emeriti: Ross J. Roeser @roeser
Clinical Professors: Jackie Clark @jclark, Carol Cokely @cgc016200, Scott Griffiths @skg180000
Clinical Associate Professor: Andrea Gohmert @akg170530
UT Dallas Affiliated Faculty: Peter F. Assmann @assmann, Michael P. Kilgard @kilgard, Robert D. Stillman @stillman
Required Courses (100 semester credit hours)
Foundation: 27 semester credit hours
AUD 6121 Foundation Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (taken 3 times - 3 semester credit hours total)
AUD 6122 Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (taken 3 times - 3 semester credit hours total)
AUD 6123 Advanced Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (taken 1 time)
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 6216 Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults
AUD 6318 Pediatric Audiology
Doctoral Core: 28 semester credit hours
AUD 6113 Grand Rounds (taken 4 times)
AUD 6352 Audiology in the Medical and Public Health Systems
AUD 7250 Issues in Mentoring and Counseling
AUD 7321 Theories of Amplification
AUD 7324 Seminar in Cochlear Implants and Technology for Persons Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
AUD 7326 Aural Habilitation of Children with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7327 Evaluation and Fitting of Amplification Systems
AUD 7338 Research in Audiology
AUD 7220 Tinnitus
AUD 7253 Clinical Electrophysiology
Advanced: 19 semester credit hours
AUD 6114 Instrumentation
AUD 7228 Hearing Loss Prevention
AUD 7240 Auditory Processing Disorders and other Advanced Topics in Audiology
AUD 7351 Physiologic Assessment of Vestibular System
AUD 7352 Advanced Diagnostics of Auditory and Balance Disorder
AUD 7310 Professional Issues in Audiology
AUD 7325 Intensive Auditory Rehabilitation for Adult Hearing Loss
AUD 7205 Auditory Pharmacology
Experiential: 26 semester credit hours
AUD 7V80 Doctoral Practicum in Audiology (taken 8 times - 14 semester credit hours total)
AUD 8V80 Individual Research in Audiology (taken 3 times - 3 semester credit hours total)
AUD 8V97 Doctoral Internship in Audiology (taken 3 times - 9 semester credit hours total)
Students entering the program are expected to have completed 3 credits in each of the following disciplines as part of their undergraduate program: Math/Statistics, Life Science, Physical Science, and Speech/Language Development. Students who lack this undergraduate preparation are required to complete this coursework prior to arriving for Fall enrollment, or as additional corequisite coursework. Students may take these courses at The University of Texas at Dallas prior to the beginning of the program, or concurrently during AuD coursework.
Participation in clinical rotations mandates some personal expenses. All students must obtain Callier approved lab coats or scrubs, CPR health-care provider certification, 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, proof of vaccinations, and fingerprinting. Students excluded from off-campus sites for any reason may be unable to complete all degree requirements. Travel within the metroplex is required for participation in off-campus rotations. AuD students are expected to maintain professional behavior, take responsibility for learning, and fulfill the essential qualities and abilities considered necessary for academic and clinical performance success.