Audiology, AUD

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The AuD program at Arizona State University is a full-time, 3-year, 8-term residential program with a flexible 1-year (3 terms) clinical externship. Our highly-ranked Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program is based on a research-to-practice philosophy and is designed to prepare audiologists for autonomous evidence-based clinical practice. The clinical doctorate model at ASU stresses the integration of academic classroom education with practical experience across a broad spectrum of clinical specialties and practice environments. The ASU AuD curriculum provides a strong foundation in the scientific knowledge base and a wide range of clinical field experiences that will prepare AuD graduates with the necessary tools for clinical practice. The successful ASU AuD graduate will have the diagnostic and rehabilitative skills necessary to fulfill the current Scope of Practice in Audiology specified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The ASU AuD curriculum is also designed to enable students to meet current standards required for ASHA certification in Audiology as well as Arizona state licensure standards. The university champions diversity and is international in scope, welcoming students from all 50 states and from nations across the globe.

The doctor of audiology program is one of ASU's degree programs in speech and hearing science.

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Program goals

The goals of the Doctorate of Audiology (AuD) are to:

  1. Prepare students for employment in multiple settings to address the needs of children and adults with hearing or balance difficulties and their communication partners.
  2. Facilitate student knowledge acquisition in scientific foundations of hearing, auditory processing, hearing assistive technologies, implantable devices, auditory (re)habilitation, balance and other related fields.
  3. Engage students in training which support the development of skills in evidence-based clinical practice, interprofessional collaboration, community service and encourage them to pursue lifelong learning.


Logo indicating accreditation of the audiology program by the Council on Academic AccreditationThe doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at Arizona State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Certification and licensure

The College of Health Solutions prepares graduates for excellence upon entering the workplace. Since certification and licensure requirements vary by profession and from state-to-state, we recommend that you visit the ASU licensure website to determine if your program meets the requirements of individual state licensures or national certifications, as applicable. If you have specific questions, please contact your program director or degree coordinator.