Why study Audiology?

The top-ranked University of Cincinnati Doctor of Audiology graduate program will prepare you for an exciting career as an audiologist. 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 including a capstone project, nine consecutive semesters of study are necessary, which includes summer terms and a one-year full-time final year clinical externship.

Audiology students complete course work across the professional scope of practice including anatomy and physiology, hearing and balance assessment, hearing aids, implantable hearing devices, and habilitative audiology 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.

Our on-site Speech & Hearing clinic and international service opportunities provide students with invaluable experiences while at UC.  Additionally, students with an interest can pursue the animal audiology certificate with the FETCHLAB, the only site in the world to provide hearing aids to animals.

Finish Your Degree Faster

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program has converted to an accelerated 3-year (9 semester), full-time doctoral program. A summer program start will allow you to enter your final externship year on the typical national cycle while ensuring you receive didactic coursework across the entire scope of practice. This unique curriculum opportunity is one of very few in the country and was designed to allow you to graduate sooner and decrease your final tuition.

Admission Requirements

Please visit Admission Requirements for detailed information about prerequisites, GPA minimums and more.

UC’s clinical doctorate in Audiology prepares graduates for a career as an audiologist. A doctoral degree is necessary for professional certification and licensure as an audiologist. Graduates find careers working with patients across the lifespan in a variety of settings:

  • private practice
  • hospitals
  • physicians' offices
  • speech and hearing clinics
  • schools
  • educational programs
  • the armed services
  • governmental health agencies

Application Deadlines

Visit the How to Apply page to find information on application deadlines, fees, where to send your materials and more.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) education program in audiology (residential) 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, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700

Contact Information

Department of Communication Science Disorders
3225 Eden Ave
Health Sciences Building
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
(513) 558-8501

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