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The University of Texas at Dallas
Graduate Admissions

Doctor of Audiology Program


Professors: Peter F. Assmann, Aage R. Møller, Ross J. Roeser, Robert D. Stillman, Linda Thibodeau, Emily Tobey
Associate Professors: Michael
Assistant Professor: Jeffrey Martin
Clinical Assistant Professors: Jackie Clark, Carol
Cokely, Lee Wilson
Distinguished Scholar in Residence: James F.
Faculty Associates: Beth Dorsey, Amanda Lavue, Elizabeth Gill, Anne Howell, Shari Kwan, Jaime Hampton, Holly Whalen, Chnthia MacArthur, Laura Veazey, Michelle Levin, Beth Bernthal, Jennifer Carlock, Beiseida Northruip, Bejn Rodriguez


Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) The AuD degree offers broad-based professional preparation in audiology within an environment supporting an active program of clinical services and research. Students receive comprehensive exposure to clinical methods and procedures in audiology and to the scientific foundations from which clinical approaches are derived. Clinic rotations are provided at the Callier Center and medical and educational settings throughout the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.

Au.D./Ph.D. degree track. Students who are interested in combining clinical and research training may combine the Au.D. with the Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Students must apply separately to the Ph.D. program to be considered.


The principal site for the academic, clinical, and research activities of the Doctor of Audiology program is the UT Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which is adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Courses and practicum are also offered at UT Dallas Callier Richardson on the Main Campus of the University. The UT Dallas Callier Advanced Hearing Research Center provides specialized clinical and research facilities for the program. In addition to the Callier outpatient clinics, the Callier Center houses the Dallas Cochlear Implant Program, the Dallas Regional Day School for the Deaf, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic, Auditory Processing Clinic, Assistive Devices Center, and Pediatric Hearing Aid Clinic.

Admission Requirements

The University’s general admission requirements are discussed here.

Admission to the Doctor of Audiology Program is based on a review of the applicant’s GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and narrative description of research interests and career goals. The GRE score is included in the evaluation of the applicant’s record. In general, students admitted to the program have a combined Verbal and Quantitative score on the GRE of at least 1000. However, there is no minimum cut-off score for admission nor does a score of at least 1000 assure admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree requires 97 semester hours. Students completing the Au.D. degree meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Texas State licensure requirements for audiology. Specific degree requirements follow.

Required Courses (97 hours)

Foundation (25 Semester Hours)

AUD 6V20 Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (taken 4 times)
AUD 6303 Hearing Science
AUD 6305 Anatomy and Physiology of Audition
AUD 6306 Speech Science
AUD 6310 Advanced Clinical Audiology
AUD 6311 Diagnostic Audiology
AUD 6316
Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults
AUD 6318 Pediatric Audiology

Doctoral Core (25 Semester Hours)

AUD 6352 Medical Audiology
AUD 7182 Topics in Patient Counseling and Student Mentoring
AUD 7321 Theories of Amplification
AUD 7324 Seminar in Cochlear Implants and Technology for Persons with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7326 Aural Habilitation of Children with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7327 Evaluation and Fitting/Amplification Systems
AUD 7338 Research in Audiology
AUD 7339 Evidence Based Practice in Communication Disorders
AUD 7353 Clinical Electrophysiology

Advanced (21 Semester Hours)

AUD 7310 Professional Issues in Audiology
AUD 7328 Hearing Loss Prevention
AUD 7351 Physiologic Assessment of VestibularSystem
AUD 7371 Doctoral Seminar in Audiology/Elective (taken 2 times)
AUD 7340 Auditory Processing Disorders
HCS 6314 Instrumentation

Experiential (26 Semester Hours)

HCS 7380 Practicum in Human Development and Communication Sciences (14 semester hours)
AUD 8V80 Individual Research in Audiology
AUD 8V97 Doctoral Internship in Audiology (9 semester hours)

Out-of-Field Students

Students entering the program who lack undergraduate preparation in communication disorders are required to take a specified 6-12 semester hour sequence of corequisite courses. These courses may be taken at The University of Texas at Dallas and may be enrolled in concurrently with some graduate courses.

Students are advised that participation in off campus clinical rotations and externship has additional requirements such as a criminal background check and hepatitis shots. Students excluded from off-campus sites for any reason may be unable to complete all degree requirements.  Students are responsible for the cost of criminal background checks.


Last Updated: October 6, 2010