AuD Program Overview

KU's audiology program is consistently ranked in the

Top 10 nationally

by U.S. News & World Report

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree is intended to produce audiologists for clinical practice and is designed to be completed in four years including summers.

This program has been planned to meet the academic and clinical requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and prepares students to meet the academic and clinical requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence. A minimum 102 credit hours, including academic course work, independent research, and clinical practicum, is required.

A combined Au.D./Ph.D. may also be available for select students with approval from the department. This facilitates the completion of both degrees in a 6-year post-baccalaureate period. Students who wish to earn both degrees should contact his or her advisor.

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The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at the University of Kansas 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 301-296-5700.

Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. See also: Information for students.

Students in KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders achieve a high level of success in their studies and careers. View data for Praxis pass rates, degree completion rates, and employment rates following graduation PDF document.

About the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
This program is offered through the Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders which consists of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing: Sciences and Disorders on the KU Lawrence campus and the Department of Hearing and Speech on the KU Medical Center campus. The Department of Speech-Language-Hearing is within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, while the Department of Hearing and Speech is part of the KU School of Health Professions.

Students take courses on both campuses. Block scheduling of courses reduces the frequency of commuting. A committee of faculty from both departments is responsible for instruction, curriculum planning, student selection and advising, clinical practicum policies, and course scheduling.

Last modified: Nov 16, 2015
Advising and campus visits

We're here to answer your questions and help you prepare for a rewarding career in audiology. Advising and campus visits for prospective students is available by appointment. Please contact the program office at

The KU Student Academy of Audiology hosts an annual Au.D. Admitted Student Day each spring.