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Audiology (AUD) 
Program Description

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



Department/Academic Unit(s)

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 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)
Bilingual Audiology (Certificate)
Bilingual Speech-Language Pathology (Certificate)

College of Science  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Susan Jacqueline Bridgewater
Graduate Program Coordinator
Susan Jacqueline Bridgewater
Director of Graduate Studies
Mark Deruiter
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Kristi R Davenport
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

UA Graduate College Application

Minimum GPA 3.0 (Graduate College requirement)

Personal statement:

  • The personal statement serves as both a writing sample and a chance for you to let us know about your interest in the field. The best personal statements do not simply repeat information already addressed in the application, but give us insight into the candidate. There is no “formula” for a good personal statement, so don’t worry if your story is different from your colleagues. We appreciate diversity.

    In one page, single-spaced, size 11 or 12 font, with standard margins, address the following:

    a. Explain why you are interested in the field of Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology. You may comment on aspects of the discipline that interest you, insights gained from coursework, clinical, research or other personal experiences.

    b. Describe your career goals.


  • Please list any relevant experiences you have had in the following areas:
    a.  Leadership experience, extracurricular activities, and volunteer experiences
    b.  Research experience.
    c.  Supervised clinical practicum experiences [include the nature of the disorder(s)]

    d.  Work experience (including military experience)

    e.  Any academic, scholarly, or professional awards you have received

    For each experience, please address the following: Time you spent doing the activity (ex: 20 hours per week, 5 hours a month), Date range of your experience (ex: August 2016 – May 2018),  A few bullet points to highlight information about your experiences. Include your responsibilities, accomplishments, and what you learned.

Three Letters of Recommendation from individuals who can comment on your academic and clinical skills, and/or research potential.
We recommend that at least two letters be from faculty members.

Official Transcripts from all colleges/universities that you attended.

ASHA Required Coursework for certification:  

  • 1 course in Physical Science (Physics or Chemistry)
  • 1 course in Biological Sciences (human or animal emphasis)
  • 1 course in Behavioral/Social Sciences
  • 1 course in Statistics (not research methods)

If you have not previously completed this coursework, please note this on your application.

GRE General Test Scores

TOEFL or IELTS Scores (for non-native English speakers)

You also need to meet the Technical Standards for Clinical Audiology program

Detailed information on the application can be found here:

Standardized Tests

Required test(s):
GRE General test

GRE Scores at about the 30th percentile or better (GRE conversion table)

  • Verbal score ~147 on the new scale; ~400 on the old scale
  • Quantitative score ~147 on the new scale; ~570 on the old scale
  • Writing score of 3.5 or better

Required Test(s) for non-native English speakers:

Minimum TOEFL: 79 (internet-based)  550 (paper-based)
Minimum IELTS:  7 (overall band score)

Financial Aid
  • Teaching and Research Assistantships
  • Fellowships
  • Scholarships


Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1

International Applicants:

  • Fall: February 1

We do not offer Spring or Summer admissions

International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

The Au.D. program of study is designed to prepare students to meet the knowledge and skill areas required by the Audiology profession and its certifying organizations. The Au.D. requires a minimum of 50 credit hours of graduate-level course work in the areas of hearing science, audiology and communication disorders. Supplementary coursework may be needed to fulfill the knowledge and skill requirements needed for professional certification. A mandatory Auditory Doctoral Project project requires a minimum of 9 credit hours of enrollment. In addition, completion of academic coursework to fulfill a minor (minimum 9 units) is required.   A minimum of 12 units is required to complete the audiology clinical externship.  Therefore, a total of 80 credit hours may be required in a typical four-year Program of Study. Further information can be found on the AuD website.

Minor Requirements

Students will select a minor area of study and complete the coursework to meet the requirements of the minor department (9-15 units, depending on the minor department requirements). The minor can be in the area of speech and language, within the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences or in another relevant area.

The plan for the minor will be reviewed for approval by the student’s Program Committee. 

Student Handbook  

Program StatisticsInformation about these numbers

Program-level Information
Application Acceptance Rate 13%
Med. Time-to-degree (years) n/a
Department-level Information
Enrollment Percent Male 17%
Enrollment Percent Female 83%
Enrollment Percent International 1%
Enrollment Percent URM 13%

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Last revised 22 Aug 2019