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The Au.D. is four year program to educate audiologists for professional practice. Audiologists are specialists in the evaluation and management of individuals with hearing impairment and balance disorders. The clinical doctorate (Au.D.) is a post baccalaureate degree that is designed to meet all requirements for national accreditation and clinical certification in audiology. The program is comprised of 3 years of didactic and practical experience, followed by a year of full-time supervised clinical practice in the 4th year. A total of 102 credit hours are required, of which 66 are didactic, 6 are research and 30 are clinical experiences. Students are required to complete a collaborative Capstone project by the end of the 3rd year prior to commencing the 4th year clinical experience. The Au.D. is the minimum degree required to practice as a licensed Audiologist.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Susan Naidu, Ph.D., CCC-A
Au.D. Program Director
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University of Utah
390 South 1530 East
Suite 1201
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

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