Doctor of Audiology
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program prepares graduate students for careers as clinical audiologists working in the areas of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology.
The Au.D. program is a post-bachelors, residential program that requires a minimum of 120 semester hours over a period of four years. Three stages of clinical experience are completed during the first three years of the program. During year 1, students complete clinical laboratory coursework. During year 2, students complete clinical experiences within the USF Hearing Clinic. During year 3 they complete clerkships at a variety of clinical sites in the greater Tampa Bay area, including Veteran's Affair's hospitals, children's hospitals and speech and hearing clinics. The fourth year of the Au.D. program is devoted to a full-time clinical externship. In addition to didactic coursework and clinical experiences, each student completes a professional research project during their third year in the program.
Graduates of the Au.D. program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for Florida state licensure in Audiology.
A student with a master's degree, State License in Audiology or the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) may be admitted into an individualized program of study.
AuD/PhD Dual Degree Program
A dual degree program is also available for those interested in pursuing the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees at the same time. View the graduate catalogue for more information.
Visit our program
Visits may be scheduled on selected Fridays between August and February. If you are interested in visiting our program and meeting some of the faculty, please email Dr. Donaldson so that a time can be arranged.
Audiology Open House
The graduate Audiology Program will hold an Open House for prospective students on Friday, November 1, 2013.
The Open House will begin with an Information Session from 10:30 - 11:30 AM in PCD 4004, followed by tours of the building and
Audiology Clinic and an opportunity to talk with Audiology faculty and students.
Directions and Parking
Pay parking is available just southwest of the PCD building in the parking lot immediately south of the American Cancer Society building. If you plan to attend this event, please register here
The doctoral (AuD) education program in Audiology at the University of South Florida 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.