Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

Audiology student assess patient's ear with instrument

The program involves in-depth study of the disorders of hearing and balance, coupled with practicum experiences in the areas of study. In order to provide the doctoral-level student with adequate advanced didactic and practicum experience with persons manifesting hearing and balance disorders, four years of study is necessary, including summer terms and a one-year full-time fourth year clinical externship.

Audiology majors complete course work in psychoacoustics, hearing evaluation, hearing aids, habilitative audiology and balance assessment and treatment in order to prepare them to evaluate patients of all ages and provide appropriate management.

Doctor of Audiology students are eligible for certification from the American Board of Audiology and state licensing in audiology. They also can meet eligibility for the ASHA certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology, state certification as an educational audiologist and certification in animal audiology upon completion of the program.

A doctoral degree is necessary for professional certification and licensure as an audiologist. When you graduate you will find careers in private practice, physicians offices, hospitals, speech and hearing clinics, schools, educational programs for children with disabilities, the armed services and governmental health agencies.

There is currently a high demand for audiologists.

Being a student at the University of Cincinnati means that you get to enjoy the perks of a top research university with a unique urban campus with a diverse and vibrant student life experience.

The student life experience is enriched by the University of Cincinnati’s over 600 student organizations. There is truly something for everyone here.

In the College of Allied Health Sciences, each major has at least one academic student organization. These organization’s allow students to get more engaged with the profession, attend conferences and get involved in the community.

Audiology students are able to join the following academic student organizations. 

Please visit the program Admission Requirements for detailed information about what you need in order to be a successful applicant. 

Visit the How to Apply page when you are ready to apply. 

The program has stipends and scholarships that will be awarded to students based on quality of academic record and performance in the program. Interested students should check “YES, please consider me for scholarships for which I am eligible” in the “questions” section of the CSDCAS application (see Admissions Information tab, above). No second application is required.

Please visit UC's Financial Aid Office for questions about tuition, loans and other financial needs. 

Review the program outline to access program curriculum(s) and more.

Audiology Student Achievement Data 


On-time completion rate

Pass rate of Test-Takers (PRAXIS) 

Employment Rates of Graduates
Recent Year 86%



1 Year Prior



2 Years Prior 100%
3 year average  92% 91% 93%


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The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program in audiology at the University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)., 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

College of Allied Health Sciences

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