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Au.D. - Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals providing service to children and adults with auditory impairments. Completion of the AuD degree qualifies graduates for state licensure in the profession of Audiology and National certification. The program requires four years of full-time study, including summer sessions during the first three years. Thirty-four semester hours of clinical practicum are required.

The AuD professional program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a four-year, residence-based, post-baccalaureate program that culminates in the AuD degree. The first three years of the Au.D. student’s program includes intensive academic training in conjunction with the progressive development of clinical skills. The final year of the AuD program includes a 48-week full-time clinical experience at a high-quality practicum host site.

The AuD is a clinically-oriented professional degree.  Effective clinical practice in the modern healthcare environment requires critically evaluating research and assessing intervention outcomes. These skills will be developed through courses in research methods and statistics and the development of a capstone research project. 

By fulfilling departmental requirements, students will meet all academic and clinical practicum requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence and State of Oklahoma Licensure.

The entry-level degree needed to practice audiology is the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree.  Audiologists may hold a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree with emphasis in audiology.  Licensure is required to practice audiology.  Audiologists may choose to hold certification from the American Board of Audiology and/or the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.  Audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals with auditory disorders, vestibular disorders, and related disorders. These services are provided to individuals across the age span from birth through adulthood; to individuals from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds and individuals with multiple disabilities.

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2024-2025 Cycle Deadlines 

CSDCAS Application Opens July 15, 2024 

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences (OUHS) Application Opens July 15, 2024

Application Closes February 3rd, 2025

All application components outlined in the Application Procedure section must be completed on or before February 3rd in order to be considered. Incomplete applications will be automatically denied.

Eligibility Requirements
To be considered for admission, an applicant must:

  1. Meet the following degree requirements:
    1. Complete a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university prior to enrollment in the program.
      1. If the bachelor’s degree is in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) then admitted students will follow a 4-year regular entry curriculum;
      2. If the bachelor’s degree is not in CSD, admitted students will additionally be enrolled in 24 semester hours of leveling coursework as part of a lateral entry;
  2. AND meet the following GPA requirements:
    1. At minimum, earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree OR at minimum, earn a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours;
    2. The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
    3. Courses taken during the spring 2020 semester may have a “P” for passing or “S” for satisfactory due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please note that the required minimum GPA still applies;
    4. Be in good standing with the college or university last or currently attending;
    5. While a 3.0 is the minimum eligibility requirement, please review our admission statistics from the previous year to ensure that you are a competitive applicant.
  3. There are no required pre-requisite courses, however, it is recommended that applicants complete coursework in Biology, Physics or Chemistry, Behavioral or Social Science, and Statistics before beginning the curriculum or during the first year of the professional degree program. These courses support the successful completion of gradate coursework and are required for national certification as an audiologist.
    1. If your prior courses are from a college or university other than the University of Oklahoma, please refer to the Transfer Equivalency Database to find out if your courses transfer.
  4. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is no longer required as part of the application process.
  5. If English is a second language, submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores. Applicants must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (Internet-based) within two years prior to application. The CSDCAS TOEFL Designated Institution Code for the AuD program at OUHS is C122. The department may waive TOEFL scores if the applicant provides evidence of graduation from a U.S. High School or a 4-year Bachelor’s degree or higher from a U.S. institution. Click here to review additional information regarding the TOEFL and TOEFL waiver.

Application Procedure 

  1. Complete an application through the Communication Science and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS);
  2. As part of the application process through CSDCAS, you will complete an online asynchronous interview/assessment through Kira Talent; 
  3. Three evaluations (also called Letters of Recommendation) are required and should communicate the abilities of the applicant’s success in graduate school. This will be submitted through CSDCAS;
  4. Complete an online application through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Office of Admissions and Records;
  5. Submit official, sealed transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended directly to CSDCAS:
    1. Transcripts sent directly to the OUHS Admissions and Records will not be considered for the application as they must be assessed by CSDCAS
    2. If previous coursework is from colleges or universities outside of the US, have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES);
  6. Selection
    1. Once an application is complete, including the CSDCAS application, Kira Talent Assessment, Official Transcripts, and OUHS Application, it will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning October 1st. 
      1. Decisions may include admitted, waitlisted, or denied. We do not publish our waitlist and will continue to admit students until the class is filled, which may continue through Summer 2025.
      2. Admitted applicants will be notified via an electronic letter sent by OU Health Sciences Admissions and Records. Waitlisted or Denied students will be notified via CSDCAS of their status.
      3. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they have provided a correct email address in both CSDCAS and the OU application systems and be monitoring their email for updates.
  7. Admitted applicants must accept their position according to the timeline communicated on their electronic letter received through OU Health Sciences Admissions and Records, or the position will be considered declined. If admitted, applicants must accept their position by paying a non-refundable deposit, which will be applied toward tuition and fees during the first term. 
  8. Students are required to attend a mandatory orientation the week before the start of their first semester beginning in August 2025 as well as meet all university compliance and eligibility requirements. Admission is conditional based on meeting all requirements and the college reserves the right to rescind admission offers up until the start of the first week of school.

Students may expect additional costs that include but are not limited to a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.

Additional cost information:
Bursar's Office Tuition and Fees
Student Financial Aid

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 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.

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology awarded the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Audiology Program accreditation for eight years beginning March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2025.

Lateral Entry

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Terminology in CSD CSD 7113 3
Found. Speech &  Lang. Development CSD 7443 3
Foundations of Audiology CSD 7463 3
Sign Language I CSD 9153 3
Anat & Physiology Hearing Mech CSD 7423 3


Lateral Entry

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Clinical Observations in CSD CSD 7453 3
Diag. & Rehab. in Audiology CSD 7493 3
Speech and Hearing Science CSD 7413 3

Lateral Entry: For those with an undergraduate degree in a field other than speech/hearing.


Year 1

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Audiology I CSD 8133 3
Hearing Science CSD 8813 3
Advanced Anatomy & Physiology CSD 8173 3
Pathologies of the Auditory Sys CSD 8273 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. I CSD 8420 1


Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Physiologic Measures I CSD 8253 3
Audiology II CSD 8233 3
Hearing Aids I CSD 8213 3
Instrumentation CSD 8153 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. II CSD 8420 1


Summer Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Pediatric Audiology CSD 8313 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. III CSD 8420 2
SS: Genetics for Audiology CSD 8490 1

*Y1 Clinical Skills Assessment

Year 2

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Hearing Aids II CSD 8333 3
Physiologic Measures II CSD 8193 3
Counseling in Audiology CSD 8352 2
SS: Implantable Hearing Tech CSD 8490 2
Clinical Practicum Sec. IV CSD 8420 1
Medical Arts/Otologic Practice CSD 9233 3


Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Balance Assessment CSD 9133 3
Advanced Amplification Systems CSD 9213 3
Adult Aural Rehabilitation CSD 9273 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. V CSD 8420 1


Summer Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Industrial Audiology CSD 8293 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. VI CSD 8420 2
SS: Balance Treatment CSD 8490 2

*Y2 Clinical Skills Assessment

Year 3

Fall Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Professional Practices in Aud CSD 9253 3
Central Auditory Assessment CSD 9173 3
Tinnitus and Sound Sensitivities CSD 9123 3
Ototoxicity and Pharmacology CSD 9142 2
Clinical Practicum Sec. VII CSD 8420 2


Spring Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Biostatistical Methods I BSE 5163 3
Research Foundations CSD 9333 3
SS: Grand Rounds CSD 8490 4
Pediatric Habilitation CSD 9113 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. VIII CSD 8420 1
Comprehensive Examination


Summer Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours

Practicum Rotations
(Starting 1st Week of June)

Y3 Clinical Skills Assessment

CSD 8420 5


Year 4

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Practicum Rotations CSD 8420 9

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours

Practicum Rotations
Capstone (Grand Rounds) Presentations

CSD 8420 9

SS = Special Studies

Curriculum Sheet

Course Descriptions








Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
College of Allied Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall Avenue, Room 3091
Oklahoma City, OK  73117-1215

Mary A. Hudson, PhD, CCC-A
Associate Professor, AuD Program Coordinator
Phone:  (405) 271-4214 Ext. 46057
Fax:  (405) 271-3360
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