Doctor of Audiology
The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences’ Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program is one of the nation’s most respected and stands at No. 2 in the most recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report. The AuD Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The degree provides clinical preparation in the identification, diagnosis and management of hearing and balance disorders across the lifespan.
The program offers students unique clinical, research and outreach experiential opportunities. Clinical rotations at the two UT Dallas Callier Center campus sites and numerous clinical, hospital, private practice and school systems within the Dallas-Fort Worth area provide students extraordinary clinical experiences across the scope of audiology practice, in diverse healthcare settings, and across the patient lifespan. Students complete a required mentored research experience, often resulting in presentations at state, national, or international professional meetings. Students are encouraged to take advantage of additional opportunities to participate in faculty research laboratories and community, humanitarian, and advocacy projects. The faculty includes internationally acclaimed audiologists and hearing scientists who actively participate in teaching, research, publishing and professional activities.
The program’s mission is to guide students in attaining the essential knowledge and skill for entry into the practice of audiology. The commitment to provide the breadth and depth of classroom and practical experiences is consonant with each student’s developing interests and career goals. Career preparation is supported through comprehensive curriculum, innovative and collaborative clinical services on campus and in the global community. We maintain an active program of research in understanding, treating and preventing disorders associated with auditory and vestibular impairments. Students interested in parallel research training are encouraged to apply to enter the PhD program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Graduates of the program seek positions such as: audiologist in academic, private practice, industry or medical settings; researcher or professor.
Upon successful completion of the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree program, UT Dallas students will learn, identify, and apply knowledge of hearing, behavioral, and related sciences regarding assessment and management of hearing or balance disorders across the lifespan by adhering to ethical and professional standards, promoting patient, community, and global health and well-being, and collaborating with professionals within and across disciplines at local, state, national and international levels, critically evaluating research literature in audiology and related fields, and being prepared to enter a research doctoral program if they with to pursue that career path.
- Obtain clinical competency in assessment of auditory capabilities across the lifespan via objective and subjective evaluation of the severity of the impairment, including the psychosocial vocational, and emotional factors.
- Obtain clinical competency in management of auditory impairment across the lifespan via technology including amplification, hearing assist technology, and cochlear implants.
- Obtain clinical competency in assessment of balance disorders.
- Develop skill to critically evaluate research, apply evidence-based practices in assessment and management of hearing and balance disorders, and participate in clinical research programs.
Degree requirements: Admission to the Doctor of Audiology Program is based on a review of the applicant’s GPA (grade point average), GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and narrative description of interest in audiology, research interests, and career goals. The GRE score is included in the evaluation of the applicant’s record. There is no minimum cut-off score for admission.
GRE scores required
Letters of recommendation: Required
Admissions essay required: Yes