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.

Prospective Students

AuD Program Links

Faculty & Leadership


The KU doctorate in audiology degree program is currently accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, Rockville, Md., 20850-3289, 301-296-5700, TTY 301-296-5650. 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: Oct 07, 2015

Advising is available to answer questions and help students prepare for a rewarding career. Please review details of the program here before contacting the office for advising.

Campus visits for prospective students are available on scheduled days beginning in July. Online "virtual tours" will also be held to allow students to learn more from a distance. Sign up for a visit.

Accepted student days are held each year for students offered admission to talk with faculty and current students and to explore campus. This year's dates have passed but more opportunities will be available next application season.