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KU's doctorate in audiology prepares students to meet the academic and clinical requirements for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence. The program is designed to be completed in four years (including summers, with a common entry point in fall semester). A minimum of 100 credit hours, including academic course work, independent research, and clinical practicum, is required.

To obtain the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, a minimum of 1820 clock hours of supervised clinical experience must be completed while enrolled in an accredited educational program. KU's doctorate in audiology is designed to provide the required clinical experience.

Specific guidelines for certification are contained in the association's certification and membership handbook, available on its website at

Degree Requirements

Core Courses: 67 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 828 Genetics and Hearing Loss 2
AUD 829 Anatomy and Physiology of the Hearing and Vestibular Mechanisms 3
AUD 846 Independent Study in Problems in Audiology 3
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 4
AUD 942 Investigation and Conference 2
AUD 946 Advanced Grand Rounds 4
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 Externsip (year 4, minimum of 13 credit hours) 13

Additional Courses: 10 credit hours

(Varies) Statistics determined in consultation with academic advisor 4
(Varies) Electives determined in consultation with academic advisor 6
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 100

Other Requirements:

  • Pass comprehensive exam taken in year two of the program.
  • Completion of one of two research project options through enrollment in AUD 846.

Degree requirements and course descriptions are subject to change. See the student handbook for additional program information.

Visit the current academic catalog for an example plan of study. In most cases, use the catalog of the year student entered the program. Other years' catalogs

Last modified: Jan 27, 2021
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