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Au.D. in Audiology


Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Program Director

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 2217

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 individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program offers an intensive, broadly based academic curriculum together with an integrated sequential clinical experience that starts in the first semester, culminating in the final year with a full-time immersive externship 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 a 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) and are knowledgeable of Deaf Culture, and who have particular expertise in serving members of the Deaf community.

Academic and clinical instruction and coordination are led by 9 full-time faculty and clinical educators, with additional contributions from faculty members of the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Ph.D. program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, as well as faculty from other Gallaudet University departments. In addition, Gallaudet University’s Au.D. program benefits from having outstanding adjunct faculty, as well as high-quality clinical placements and internship preceptors in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the Au.D. in Audiology must complete the application process and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and a checklist of application requirements.

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


Speech Science/Acoustics

Normal Language Development

Intro to Audiology

Available In:

Courses & Requirements

Year I - Summer session (10+3 PST Credits)
Year I - Fall semester (16+3 PST Credits)
Candidacy Examination
Year I - Spring semester (16+3 PST Credits)
Year II - Summer session (9 Credits)
Year II - Fall semester (11-12 Credits)
Comprehensive Exam (Oral and MC)
Year II - Spring semester (14-15 Credits)
Year III - Summer Session (6 Credits)
HSL-879 Externship 1-6
Year III - Fall semester (6 Credits)
HSL-879 Externship 1-6
Year III - Spring semester (6 Credits)
HSL-879 Externship 1-6
Year IV - Summer session (1 Credit)
HSL-879 Externship 1-6

Admissions Requirements

Hearing Undergraduate