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The audiology curriculum integrates academic coursework, independent research and clinical practicum.

The doctorate in audiology prepares you to meet the academic and clinical requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (ASHA) Certificate of Clinical Competence. We've designed the program to be completed in four years, including summers, with a common entry point in the fall semester.


  • Complete a minimum of 98 credit hours, including academic coursework, independent research and a clinical practicum.
  • Pass a comprehensive exam in year two.
  • Complete a minimum of 1,820 clock hours of supervised clinical experience while enrolled in an accredited educational program.
  • Finish one of two research project options through enrollment in AUD 846.

Visit the current Academic Catalog for an example plan of study. In most cases, use the catalog of the year the student entered the program. Previous catalogs.

You can see specific guidelines for certification in the ASHA certification and membership handbook.

A combined clinical (Au.D.) and research (Ph.D.) doctoral degree program may also be available for select students with department approval. This program facilitates the completion of both degrees in a six-year, post-baccalaureate period. Contact your advisor to learn more.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses: 67 credit hours
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
AUD 810 Diagnostic Audiology 4
AUD 811 Hearing Disorders 3
AUD 813 Psychoacoustics and Theories of Hearing 3
AUD 814 Hearing Conservation 1
AUD 816 Speech Perception 2
AUD 817 Pediatric Audiology 3
AUD 818 Vestibular Systems and Disorders 3
AUD 819 Hearing Aids I 3
AUD 820 Rehabilitative Audiology and Counseling 3
AUD 821 Hearing Aids II 3
AUD 822 Electro-Acoustics and Instrumentation 3
AUD 823 Cochlear Implants and Hearing Assistance Technologies 2
AUD 824 Central Auditory Processing 2
AUD 826 Tinnitus Management 2
AUD 829 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing and Vestibular Mechanisms 3
AUD 846 Independent Study in Problems in Audiology 2
AUD 851 Auditory Evoked Potentials 3
AUD 853 Pharmacology for Audiology 2
AUD 858 Business Audiology 2
AUD 940 Seminar in Audiology 2
AUD 941 Grand Rounds in Audiology (taken years 1 and 2) 4
AUD 942 Investigation and Conference 2
AUD 946 Advanced Grand Rounds (taken years 3 and 4) 4
CLDP 854 Principles for the Study of Genetic Disorders 3
PTRS 828 Medical Imaging 1
SPLH 888 Multicultural Considerations in Speech-Language-Hearing I 1
SPLH 889 Multicultural Considerations in Speech-Language-Hearing II 1

Clinical Experiences: 23 credit hours

AUD 842 Interprofessional Education for Audiologists 1
AUD 843 Clinical Practice in Audiology (years 1 and 2, minimum of 4 credit hours) 4
AUD 944 Clinical Rotation (year 3, minimum of 5 credit hours) 5
AUD 945 Clinical Externship (year 4, minimum of 13 credit hours) 13

Additional Courses: 8 credit hours

(Varies) Statistics determined in consultation with academic advisor 3
(Varies) Electives determined in consultation with academic advisor 5
GSMC 501 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration I: Introduction to Interprofessional Collaboration 0
GSMC 502 Foundations of Interprofessional Collaboration II: Application Interprofessional Collaboration 0
Total Credit Hours 98

** These schedules are provided for reference only. For complete, current information about courses and requirements in our Doctor of Audiology program, please visit the Academic Catalog.

Vaccines and Clinical Site Requirements

The University of Kansas Medical Center requires various immunizations for its students. For a detailed list please visit the student health forms webpage or speak with Student Health Services. These immunization requirements help promote health and safety and facilitate clinical placement.

Many, if not all, clinical sites who partner with the University of Kansas Medical Center require proof of these vaccines for students engaged in training or other programmatic experiences at clinical sites. Not being vaccinated may preclude students from participating in activities, potentially impeding their ability to complete all program requirements for degree completion. Applicants with questions should speak with a representative from the academic program to which they intend to apply.

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