Au.D. in Audiology


Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Program Coordinator
Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 2216

The Clinical Doctoral Degree (AuD) education program in Audiology at Gallaudet University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 

The Au.D. program is designed to produce audiologists who are able to function independently in all diagnostic and rehabilitative settings, serving individuals of all ages, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program offers an intensive, broadly based academic curriculum together with integrated sequential clinical experience. The curriculum was developed in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA).  

In addition to providing traditionally strong academic and clinical experience, the Gallaudet University Au.D. program has the unique charge of training audiologists who are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), who possess extensive understanding of deafness, and who have particular expertise in serving members of the deaf community. Students accepted into the Au.D. program have the option of selecting a pediatric-educational audiology emphasis (PEAE). The curriculum for students who select this emphasis includes: substituting two required courses for the two program electives, adapting assignments in selected required courses to pediatric populations, and adapting required practica, internship, and residency experiences to serve pediatric populations. The PEAE option comprehensively addresses the competencies of the Educational Audiology Association as well as the knowledge and skills acquisition (KASA) competencies required for ASHA's Certification of Clinical Competence in Audiology.

The Au.D. staff includes 9 full-time and 1 part-time faculty members and clinical audiologists, with additional contributions from members of the Speech-Language Pathology faculty, faculty of other University departments, and outstanding adjunct faculty from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the Au.D. in Audiology must complete the application procedures and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Visit the Graduate Admissions web site for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the 'Courses' and 'Requirements' tabs. 

Last Date for Consideration of Application: February 1

Program Specific Requirements

Three Letters of reference

Recommended Undergraduate Major

Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology or related discipline
Communication Sciences/Disorders

Prerequisite Coursework

Physical Science (3 hrs)
Biology (3 hrs)
Statistics/Math (3 hrs)
Behavioral/Social Science (6 hrs)

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech/Hearing Mechanisms
Phonetics / Phonology
Speech Science/Acoustics
Normal Language Development
Intro to Audiology