Au.D. Programs

Prospective students who wish to pursue careers in audiology may attend one of the Au.D. programs listed below. In addition, Distance Learning programs are offered for a limited time to practicing audiologists who hold M.S. or M.A. degrees and who wish to advance to the Doctor of Audiology. As the profession completes the transition to the Au.D. and university programs restructure their curricula, these distance learning programs will be phased out.

Note: The Accreditation Commission of Audiology Education (ACAE) was founded in 2002 by the American Academy of Audiology, the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (formerly the Academy of Dispensing Audiologists), and the Organization of Program Directors to establish educational standards for the Doctor of Audiology. ACAE is the only accreditation agency that has developed standards for the Doctor of Audiology.

Understanding The Chart: Programs & Degrees

The chart below, conveniently organized by state, lists academic programs offering audiology education. The degree column lists the type of degree/s offered as well as the specified length for each Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program. All of the Au.D. programs are clinical entry-level professional degree programs which prepare the graduates for clinical practice and audiology licensure. Other programs can be research programs or clinical programs; therefore, the degree column displays Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs, Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) programs, and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) programs with designations of "Research" or "Clinical" to indicate the type of doctoral program offered. If a program offers degrees to audiologists who already hold a master's degree in audiology, this is indicated by a designation of "post MA". Notes are also included to indicate if combination programs such as Au.D. with a Master's degree in Business Arts (MBA) or joint research and clinical degrees are offered. A few programs offer only research degrees which may be described as research degrees in areas such as speech and hearing science or in communication sciences and disorders, but the programs listed in the chart have indicated that topics for research through the programs include those related to audiology.

Although every effort was made to include complete information on all programs, some university offerings such as dual tracks (Au.D./Research Ph.D.) or other special features are relatively new and may not be fully updated on the accreditation lists or even on a program's website. Therefore it is advisable to contact programs to inquire about specific program features.

Accreditation Key

  • CAA — Accreditation held by The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).
  • CAA Candidate — Candidacy stage of accreditation by the CAA; program has not received accredited status.
  • ACAE — Accreditation held by The Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).
  • N/A — No program-specific accreditation. (CAA and the ACAE do not offer accreditation for post-master's programs such as research doctoral degrees or post-masters clinical doctoral degrees.)
  • None — Indicated for programs that could have either CAA and/or ACAE accreditation but do not currently hold accredited status with either accrediting body.
STATE UNIVERSITY DEGREE ACCREDITATION
ALABAMA Auburn University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of South Alabama AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of South Alabama PhD - Research n/a
ALASKA None Available    
ARIZONA Arizona State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Arizona State University PhD - Research n/a
  AT Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences AuD (4yr) CAA
  AT Still University – Arizona School of Health Sciences AuD n/a
  University of Arizona AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Arizona PhD - Research n/a
ARKANSAS Arizona State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Arkansas, Little Rock AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Arkansas, Little Rock PhD - Research n/a
CALIFORNIA AuD Joint Doctoral Program | San Diego State University & Univ. of California San Diego AuD (4yr) CAA
  AuD Joint Doctoral Program | San Diego State University & Univ. of California San Diego PhD - Research n/a
  University of the Pacific AuD (3yr) CAA, ACAE
COLORADO University of Colorado – Boulder & Denver AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Colorado – Boulder & Denver PhD - Research n/a
  University of Northern Colorado AuD (4yr) CAA
CONNECTICUT University of Connecticut AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Connecticut PhD - Research n/a
DELAWARE None Available.    
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Gallaudet University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Gallaudet University PhD - Research n/a
FLORIDA Nova Southeastern University – Ft. Lauderdale AuD (4yr) CAA, ACAE
  University of Florida AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Florida PhD - Research n/a
  University of Florida AuD n/a
  University of South Florida AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of South Florida PhD - Research n/a
GEORGIA University of Georgia PhD - Research n/a
HAWAII None available    
IDAHO Idaho State University AuD (4yr) CAA
ILLINOIS Illinois State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Northern Illinois University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Northwestern University AuD (3yr) CAA
  Northwestern University PhD - Research n/a
  Rush University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign PhD - Research n/a
INDIANA Ball State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Indiana University AuD (3yr) CAA
  Indiana University PhD - Research n/a
  Purdue University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Purdue University PhD - Research n/a
IOWA University of Iowa AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Iowa PhD - Research n/a
KANSAS University of Kansas AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Kansas PhD - Research n/a
  Wichita State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Wichita State University PhD - Research n/a
KENTUCKY University of Louisville AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Louisville PhD - Research n/a
LOUISIANA Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans AuD (4yr) CAA
  Louisiana Tech University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Louisiana – Lafayette PhD - Research n/a
MAINE None available    
MARYLAND Towson University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Maryland – College Park AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Maryland – College Park PhD - Clinical CAA
  University of Maryland – College Park PhD - Research n/a
MASSACHUSETTS Boston University PhD - Research n/a
  Harvard-MIT Program in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology PhD - Research n/a
  Northeastern University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Massachusetts – Amherst AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Massachusetts – Amherst PhD - Clinical CAA
  University of Massachusetts – Amherst PhD - Research n/a
MICHIGAN Central Michigan University AuD (4yr) CAA, ACAE
  Wayne State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Wayne State University PhD - Research n/a
  Western Michigan University AuD (4yr) CAA
MINNESOTA University of Minnesota - Minneapolis AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Minnesota - Minneapolis PhD - Research n/a
MISSISSIPPI University of Southern Mississippi AuD (4yr) CAA
MISSOURI Missouri State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Missouri – Columbia PhD - Research n/a
  Washington University in St. Louis AuD (4yr) CAA, ACAE
  Washington University in St. Louis PhD - Research n/a
MONTANA None available    
NEBRASKA University of Nebraska – Lincoln AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Nebraska – Lincoln PhD - Research n/a
NEVADA None available    
NEW HAMPSHIRE None available    
NEW JERSEY Montclair State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Montclair State University PhD - Research n/a
NEW MEXICO None available    
NEW YORK CUNY Graduate Center – Brooklyn College/Hunter College AuD (4yr) CAA
  CUNY Graduate Center – Brooklyn College/Hunter College PhD - Research n/a
  Long Island AuD Consortium – Adelphi/Hofstra/St. John's Universities AuD (4yr) CAA
  Syracuse University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Syracuse University Dual AuD / PhD (6yr) CAA (clinical portion only)
  Syracuse University PhD - Research n/a
  University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (SUNY) AuD (4yr) CAA
  University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (SUNY) AuD + MBA CAA (clinical portion only)
  University at Buffalo – The State University of New York (SUNY) PhD - Research n/a
NORTH CAROLINA East Carolina University AuD (4yr) CAA
  East Carolina University PhD - Research n/a
  University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill AuD (4yr) ACAE
  University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill PhD - Research n/a
  University of North Carolina - Greensboro PhD - Research n/a
NORTH DAKOTA University of North Dakota PhD - Research n/a
OHIO Bowling Green State University PhD - Research n/a
  Kent State University PhD - Research n/a
  Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium AuD (4yr) CAA
  Ohio State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Ohio State University PhD - Research n/a
  Ohio University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Ohio University PhD - Research n/a
  University of Cincinnati AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Cincinnati PhD - Research n/a
OKLAHOMA University of Oklahoma Health Science Center AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Oklahoma Health Science Center PhD - Research n/a
OREGAN Pacific University AuD (3yr) CAA
PENNSYLVANIA Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania AuD (4yr) CAA
  Pennsylvania State University PhD - Research n/a
  Salus University (Osbourne College of Audiology) AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Pittsburgh AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Pittsburgh PhD - Research n/a
OREGAN University of Puerto Rico, San Juan AuD (4yr) CAA
RHODE ISLAND None available    
SOUTH CAROLINA University of South Carolina PhD - Research n/a
SOUTH DAKOTA University of South Dakota AuD (4yr) CAA
TENNESSEE East Tennessee State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Memphis AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Memphis PhD - Research CAA
  University of Tennessee AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Tennessee PhD - Research n/a
  Vanderbilt University Medical Center AuD (4yr) CAA
  Vanderbilt University Medical Center PhD - Research n/a
TEXAS Lamar University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center AuD (4yr) CAA
  Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center PhD - Research n/a
  University of North Texas AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Texas – Austin AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Texas – Austin PhD - Research n/a
  University of Texas – Dallas AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Texas – Dallas PhD - Research n/a
UTAH University of Utah AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Utah PhD - Research n/a
  Utah State University AuD (4yr) CAA
  Utah State University MEd – Deaf Education n/a
  Utah State University PhD - Research n/a
VERMONT None available    
VIRGINIA James Madison University AuD (4yr) CAA
  James Madison University Dual AuD/PhD n/a
  James Madison University PhD - Research n/a
WASHINGTON University of Washington AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Washington PhD - Research n/a
WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia University AuD (4yr) CAA
  West Virginia University PhD – Research n/a
WISCONSIN University of Wisconsin AuD Consortium AuD (4yr) CAA
  University of Wisconsin AuD Consortium PhD - Research n/a
WYOMING None available    

Sources: ASHA EdFind website, the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) list of accredited programs and university websites. Data from the CAA list was utilized as the final source where inconsistencies existed.