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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between the Au.D. degree and the Ph.D. degree in audiology? 
The Au.D. is a clinical doctoral degree and prepares graduates to enter work in health care as an audiologist or related employment. The Ph.D. is for scholars wishing to engage in research and further knowledge and understanding of the field. Many Ph.D. graduates proceed to positions in academia and/or educational leadership.

How does the two-campus program work? When and where are classes held?
Students attend classes on both campuses, providing students exposure to more top faculty and the opportunity for expanded access to high-level research facilities. Students often carpool to the KU Medical Center for Monday/Wednesday class days and to the Lawrence campus for Tuesday/Thursday class days. The number of hours spent on each campus varies from semester to semester. Students are seldom required to commute between campuses on the same day. There are occasional evening classes, but most courses are offered during the day.

How easy is it to obtain residency in the state of Kansas for the purpose of in-state tuition?
You must have continuous physical residency in Kansas for at least 365 days prior to the first day of class. Please reference the Office of the University Registrar’s website for the residency policy.

What are the English language requirements? Do I need to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores?
All students are expected to have good command of the English language. All non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency. Non-native speakers of English will have their English proficiency evaluated by the KU Applied English Center. Please review the English proficiency requirements for more information.

Where do students live?
Some students reside near one campus, but others choose housing they feel is halfway between campuses or on major routes between campuses. Designated student parking is available on both campuses with the purchase of one parking sticker.

Do you offer an online or distance-learning program?
No. This is a campus-based degree program.

Last modified: Jul 30, 2021

Application deadline:
January 5

Although applications may be submitted at any time, January 5 is the deadline for priority status as it aligns with funding and scholarship availability. Students are encouraged to enter the program in the fall semester to align with funding consideration, cohort/orientation events, and program timing.

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