The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) 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 communication disorders and to the scientific foundations from which clinical approaches are derived. Practical experience is available in a variety of clinical, educational, and medical settings.
The principal site for the academic, clinical, and research activities of the Doctor of Audiology program is the U.T. Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which is adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The UTD/Callier Advanced Hearing Research Center provides specialized clinical and research facilities for the program. These facilities, and others throughout the Metroplex, offer the educational, clinical, research, and medical environments essential for an interdisciplinary program in audiology.
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, a combined Verbal and Quantitative score on the GRE of at least 1000 is advisable based on our experience with student success. However, there is no minimum cut-off score for admission nor does a score of at least 1000 assure admission to the program.
The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree requires 127 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.
Students entering the program who lack undergraduate preparation in communication disorders are required to take a specified 6-12 semester hour sequence of preparatory courses. These courses may be taken at The University of Texas at Dallas and may be enrolled in concurrently with some graduate courses.