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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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Please note that the application for 2023 admission will be available beginning August 1, 2022. For 2023 admission, applicants are required to submit an OUHSC College of Allied Health application and a CSDCAS application (The Centralized Application Service for Communication Sciences and Disorders Programs). Please check back here for instructions beginning August 1, 2022.

To be considered for admission to the AuD program, the applicant must complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or another field. If the baccalaureate degree is in a field other than speech/hearing, then the applicant may apply for lateral entry into the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program. If admitted, then lateral entry students are subsequently enrolled in 24 semester hours of leveling coursework in CSD;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or the last 12 hours of graded graduate coursework (please note: in calculating GPA, the entire semester in which the 60 or 12 hours fall is counted). 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 3.0 GPA on the last 60 hours of coursework applied to the degree or 3.0 GPA on graded graduate coursework of 12 or more hours still applies. The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (the General Test) before the application deadline date. GRE scores must be no more than five years old at the time of application. The OUHSC institution code for the GRE is 6902;
  5. Three letters of recommendation: provide contact information (including email address) for your three references on the online application.  Upon submission of your application, an email will be automatically sent to the three people you listed as your references giving them a link and instructions on where to upload their letter of recommendation;
  6. Complete an on-site or telephone interview with the CSD admissions committee at the program’s discretion;
  7. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The OUHSC institution code for the TOEFL is 6902;
  8. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets from foreign institutions evaluated by World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE); and
  9. Submit a completed on-line application.  The application deadline is February 1 for all applicants to the AuD program.

Note: If you plan on applying to the program this year, submit an official, sealed transcript from every institution attended AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure that we receive the transcripts by the application deadline. Transcripts take time to process from one institution to another; therefore, order your transcripts ASAP! Once your fall grades have been posted, please send us an updated transcript. 

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  1. Review and follow the instructions for application.
  2. Notification of Acceptance: An electronic letter of acceptance, alternate status, or denial to the program will be made in March.  If notification is not received by May 1, please contact the department. Alternates will be selected for admission according to the ranking. Alternates may be admitted up to the first day of classes for the fall semester if all positions have not been filled.
  3. Students accepted for admission to the AuD program are required to confirm their intention to enroll by paying a non-refundable deposit on enrollment. The deposit is applied toward tuition and fees during the first term.

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
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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


Lateral Entry

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Anat. & Physiology of Hearing Mech. CSD 7423 3
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
Email Dr. Hudson

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone:  (405) 271-6588
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