The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree is intended to produce professional audiologists for clinical practice and is designed to be completed in four years including summers.
This program has been designed 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 association's Certificate of Clinical Competence.
A minimum 99 credit hours*, including academic course work, independent research, and clinical practicum, is required.
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A combined clinical (Au.D.) and research (Ph.D.) doctorate degrees program may also be available for select students with approval from the department. This facilitates the completion of both degrees in a six-year, post-baccalaureate period.
Students who wish to earn both degrees should contact their advisor.
* Note: beginning with the class entering fall 2021, the course requirements to complete this degree program will increase to 100 credit hours.
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program 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.
A complaint about any accredited program may be signed and submitted in writing by the student to the chair of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA), American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850. More info
Students in KU's Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders achieve a high level of success in their studies and careers. View student achievement data .
Graduates of KU's clinical doctorate in audiology are eligible to take the national certification examination. Requirements for licensure and employment in the U.S. varies by state. Please see the state-by-state licensure information provided by the American Speech-Hearing Association.
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.
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