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School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences - The University of Texas at Dallas



Research LabThe UT Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ audiology program is one of the nation’s most respected and rose to No. 3 in the most recent ranking by U.S. News and World Report. The school was one of the first in the nation to implement the doctorate of audiology (AuD) degree.  This degree fuses clinical preparation and doctoral research training.  The program is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of less than 10 percent.  Graduates have a 100 percent pass rate on the PRAXIS, the national examination in audiology. The Doctoral of Audiology degree program at The University of Texas at Dallas is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.


The program offers students a unique experience in the classroom and supervised hands-on clinical service opportunities.

The faculty includes internationally acclaimed audiologists and hearing scientists who actively participate in teaching, research, publishing and professional activities. AuD students are given extraordinary clinical experiences at the two UT Dallas Callier Center campus sites, as well as with various clinical, hospital, private practice and school systems within the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.


The program’s mission is to guide students in attaining the essential knowledge and skill for entry to the practice of audiology. We are committed to providing the breadth and depth of classroom and practical experiences consonant with each student’s developing interests and career goals. We will support student clinical preparation through innovative and collaborative clinical services, on campus and in the global community, and we will maintain an active program of research in understanding, treating, and preventing disorders associated with auditory and vestibular impairments.



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Degree Program


The doctor of audiology program is a four-year program, which requires a minimum of 100 semester hours from four core areas.


Foundation Core

25 Semester Hours

Emphasizes clinical methods and basic-science underpinnings of assessment of human hearing across the lifespan.

Doctoral Core

29 Semester Hours

Didactic and laboratory courses targeting more technology-advanced skills. Coursework also addresses critical review of scientific literature.

Advanced Core

18 Semester Hours

Interdisciplinary and practice management courses.  These include doctoral electives, which allow students to pursue interests in related disciplines such as psychology, cognition and neuroscience, and business management.

Experiential Core

28 Semester Hours

Prepares students to become highly skilled independent practitioners. Includes clinic rotations and completion of an independent research project. The fourth-year experience is a 12-month internship.

View the graduate catalog for an overview of course descriptions or view the complete degree plan.


Students must also complete cumulative, formative assessments throughout the first three years of the program.  These include clinical competency checks and a two-day, written and oral examination.  Each student must complete a research project via independent study with a faculty mentor.


Students who complete the AuD degree will meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, certification by the American Board of Audiology (ABA) certification and Texas state licensure in audiology.


Combined AuD / PhD Program


A combined AuD / PhD program is available to students who want a degree in both clinical and research areas. Students must be approved to enroll in each program, and then an individualized plan of study will be developed. Contact either program head for more information.


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Research LabThe UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders is the principal site for the program’s academic, clinical and research activities. The Callier Center has two locations – the main campus adjacent to The UT Southwestern Medical Center and a second facility on the main UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas.

The Callier Center boasts state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities that ensure ample access to on-campus clinic, laboratory and research opportunities. Our partnerships with hospitals, medical facilities and private practices throughout the Metroplex enhance the educational, clinical, research and medical environments essential to well-rounded academic and clinical preparation.

Read more about the clinical services offered through the Callier Center.



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Research Areas


The student experience will be greatly enhanced by exposure to a variety of outstanding research within the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Please take time to learn more about the many research laboratories housed at the Callier Center, and our core faculty's various areas of study in hearing science, speech science, and language science.




Peter Assmann, Aage Moller, Ross Roeser, Robert Stillman, Linda Thibodeau, Emily Tobey


Associate Professors

Michael Kilgard, Sven Vanneste


Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Martin


Distinguished Scholar in Residence

James Jerger


Clinical Associate Professors

Jackie Clark, Carol Cokely, Andrea Warner-Czyz, Lee Wilson

Clinical Faculty

Jenifer Carlock, Lisa Flores, Elizabeth Gill, Shawna Jackson, Shari Kwon, Holly Marvin, Laura Parnell, Ken Pugh, Lisa Richards, Sarah Tillman


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Research LabThe University of Texas at Dallas Doctor of Audiology Program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The program welcomes students from diverse undergraduate backgrounds. A program plan is developed for each student to ensure appropriate readiness for the program and continued success. Courses to address deficiencies in undergraduate preparation may be taken at an accredited university in the summer prior to admission or as co-requisites at UT Dallas, if recommended following transcript review.


A face-to-face (preferable) or teleconference interview will be conducted with all applicants selected for possible admission.

Admission to the program is based on a review of the applicant’s GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation and statement of purpose. In general, students admitted to the program have a combined verbal and quantitative score on the GRE of approximately 300-305. However, there is no minimum cut-off score for admission, nor does a score of approximately 300-305 ensure admission to the program.


To submit an application:



The UT Dallas graduate admissions page will help guide you through the process. You can check your status using the University’s Orion program.  If you’ve been accepted into the program, please read the University’s steps after admission page.


Audiology Doctoral Program

ATTN Cathy Bittner
Callier Center for Communication Disorders

1966 Inwood Road

Dallas, TX 75235


Phone: 214-905-3116



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Financial Aid


Most full-time students are awarded graduate assistantships and tuition support. Financial support of doctoral students is awarded through teaching or research assistantship stipends and tuition scholarships. For more information about graduate financial support opportunities, visit the University’s graduate financial aid page and BBS’ financial aid and support page for doctoral students.


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Program Contacts

Program Head

Ross Roeser, PhD

Office: CD A 2.38

Phone: 214-905-3002



Program Assistant

Cathy Bittner

Office: J207

Phone: 214-905-3116



Program Mailing Address
Audiology Doctoral Program

ATTN Cathy Bittner
Callier Center for Communication Disorders

1966 Inwood Road

Dallas, TX 75235


Phone: 214-905-3116



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Program Resources



18 Characteristics of BBS Doctoral Programs


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