The University of Texas at Austin offers a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) that consists of 100-108 semester credit hours beyond the bachelor's level. The degree program focuses on academic and clinical education for those entering the profession of audiology. Our Au.D. students typically complete 1820 clinical hours, including practicum here at the Speech and Hearing Center and off-campus with diverse clinical experiences across the life span.
The program includes state-of-the-art teaching and clinical experiences covering the scientific, clinical, and professional bases of hearing and disorders of the auditory system.
The program is designed to be four years of study. All students are encouraged to gain clinical experience before entering the SLHS Graduate Program at UT Austin. Prerequisites for enrollment in clinical practicum include the successful completion of SLH 378 (or equivalent), completion and passing of the clinic handbook test, and the acquisition of professional liability insurance.
Student Academy of Audiology (SAA)
The Student Academy of Audiology is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology that “serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology.” Joining SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promotes the advancement of the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve.
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at The University of Texas at Austin 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.