Our Doctor of Audiology program (AuD) involves both coursework exploring the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders across the lifespan and hands-on training in the department’s in-house and external pediatric and adult clinical practicum sites. Our students are encouraged to become involved in cutting-edge research with the program’s internationally-recognized research faculty. This is a professional degree with a clinical emphasis in audiology. Our program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Speech Language & Hearing Sciences
The Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at The University of Arizona offers graduate education regarding the science of human communication and disorders, training for clinical careers in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and preparation for research careers in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
Our faculty members are active researchers, dynamic classroom instructors, and are leaders in the profession. Students learn foundational knowledge, cutting-edge research findings, and evidence-based practice in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.
We offer the following graduate degree and certificate programs:
Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (MS)
Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (PhD)
Multicultural and Bilingual Certificate Program in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (Certificate)
Graduate Minor in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
College of Science
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
Detailed information about the application process is available here: https://slhs.arizona.edu/graduate-program-application-instructions
Primary Application: Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS)
Secondary Application: UA Graduate College Application
International Students need to meet the guidelines for admission for the Graduate College. Details are found here: https://grad.arizona.edu/admissions/requirements/international-applicants
Domestic Applicants: February 1
International Applicants: February 1
We do not offer Spring or Summer admission.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Course # Course Name Units
501 Professional Issues 1
510 Counseling Techniques in Communication Disorders 1
511 Tool School 1
562A Anatomy and Physiology of Aud/Vest 3
562B Acoustics and Auditory Perception 3
565 Acoustics and Perception of Speech 3
580 Central Auditory Processing Disorders 3
581A Amplification 1 3
581C Practical Issues in Amplification 1
581B Amplification 2 3
582A Disorders of Hearing and Balance 3
584 Occupational Audiology 1
586 Pediatric Audiology 3
587G Practical Issues in Implantable Devices 2
588A Physiological Eval of the Auditory System 3
588L Lab: Physiological Eval of the Auditory System 1
588C Eval of Auditory Perception & Cognition 3
588B Assess & Rehab Balance System 3
588Q Lab: Assess and Rehab of Balance Sys 1
589R Advanced Audiologic Evaluation 3
589L Lab: Advanced Audiologic Evaluation 1
596M Tinnitus 1
596B Pharmacology 1
596G Implantable Devices 2
912 Audiology Doctoral Project 9
921 Externship 12
SLHS 535 Bilingualism, Multiculturalism, and Nonmainstream Dialects (3 units)
SLHS 597 Workshop: Topics in Service Delivery for Bilingual Populations (1 unit)
Students can elect to take these courses as electives or as part of the Multicultural Bilingual Certificate Program (https://slhs.arizona.edu/students/multicultural-bilingual-certificate-program)
SLHS 696a Seminar (topics vary by semester)
597 Workshop: Research Methods 1 1 (or equivalent)
597 Workshop: Research Methods 2 1 (or equivalent)
596J Seminar: Business Aspects of Audiology 1 (or equivalent)
In a typical 4-year plan of study, students will accumulate approximately 2000 hours of clinical practicum experience. The hours are accrued in the context of practicum enrollment. The experiences are designed to achieve mastery of the knowledge and skills for clinical practice, which meet the ASHA standards in Audiology for clinical certification.
The Graduate College requires that a student complete a formal minor course of study. The minor is to reflect a student's interest with specific coursework determined by the minor department. The Graduate College requires a minor of at least 9 units of graduate-level coursework and chosen from the list of Graduate Programs found at this link: http://grad.arizona.edu/programs/. It is solely the responsibility of students and their advisers to know and understand the requirements for a minor from any specific department. Although there is a minimum of 9 units required by the Graduate College for a minor, many departments require more than 9 units.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.
|Application Acceptance Rate||10.99%|
|Avg. Time-to-degree (years)||3.96|
|Enrollment Percent Male||8.82%|
|Enrollment Percent Female||91.18%|
|Enrollment Percent International||0%|
|Enrollment Percent URM||8.82%|