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Doctor of Audiology

Major: AUDI
Degree Awarded: Au.D.
Unit: GM
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Program Information

The Doctor of Audiology Degree (Au.D.) is a four-year post-bachelor's degree program leading to a professional degree conferred by the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. The program is physically located within the Louisville Medical Center and the University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus and administratively located in the Division of Communicative Disorders in the Department of Surgery. The faculty are committed to the clinical focus of the Au.D. degree and endeavor to bring real-world experiences to bear on the teaching environment. The faculty and staff of the Audiology Section actively participate in the provision of clinical services in both hospital and private practice arenas.

Students benefit by working side by side with the faculty and staff in an active and dynamic medical environment. Students will be able to interact with faculty, residents and medical students from other disciplines such as otolaryngology, speech pathology and pediatrics, not only in the provision of clinical services, but also in teaching and research endeavors.

Program Admission Procedure

Admission to the program will be for Fall term only, and applications must be received by January 1 of the application year. Applicants should submit:

  • all undergraduate transcripts
  • GRE scores
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and minimum cumulative GRE score of 300 to apply. Admission to the program is based on a favorable review of application material and an interview with the admissions committee.


The Doctor of Audiology degree program has been designed to meet the content and experience guidelines developed over the past decade by numerous professional organizations and associations. Curricular content areas and competencies are outlined as follows.

The curriculum begins with the student spending a significant amount of time in the classroom with a minimum amount of time in the clinical environment. Over the course of the four years, the ratio of classroom to clinic time reverses, so that the last year consists of virtually full-time clinical experience. During the fourth year, students will be given options for practical experiences in a variety of sites around the country.

This is a typical 4-year curriculum.  This is subject to change.

1FallAUDI 600Anatomy & Physiology for Communication Sciences4
  AUDI 604Essential Techniques in Audiometry3
  AUDI 606Acoustics3
  AUDI 614Clinical Techniques I1
  AUDI 610Clinical Clerkship I1
   Total Credits12
 SpringPSYC 646Hearing Science I3
  AUDI 624Amplification Technology3
  AUDI 622Electrophysiologic Techniques in Audiology3
  AUDI 615Clinical Techniques II2
  AUDI 610Clinical Clerkship I1
   Total Credits12
 SummerAUDI 636Pediatric Audiology3
  AUDI 630Amplification Selection & Fitting3
  AUDI 616Genetics2
  AUDI 608Anatomy & Physiology II2
  AUDI 620Clinical Clerkship II2
   Total Credits12
2FallAUDI 650Research Methods3
  AUDI 629Cochlear Implants & Implantable Devices3
  AUDI 626Assessment & Management of Vestibular Disorders3
  AUDI 620Clinical Clerkship II2
   Total Credits12
 SpringAUDI 623Audiologic Electrophysiology II3
  AUDI 652Prevention of Hearing Loss2
  AUDI 642Gerontologic Audiology3
  AUDI 620Clinical Clerkship II2
  AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1-3
  AUDI 612Pathology of the Auditory & Vestibular Systems3
   Total Credits12
 SummerAUDI 625Audiologic Counseling1
  AUDI 632Professional Issues in Audiology2
  AUDI 621Audiologic Rehabilitation2
  AUDI 635Audiology Internship4
  AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1-3
   Total Credits10
3FallAUDI 656Practice Management in Audiology3
  AUDI 626Assessment & Management of Vestibular Disorders3
  AUDI 635Internship4
  AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1
   Total Credits11
 SpringAUDI 612Pathology of the Auditory-Vestibular System3
  AUDI 642Gerontologic Audiology3
  AUDI 635Internship4
  AUDI 660Investigation in Audiologic Practice1
   Total Credits11
 SummerDOCT 600(externship)1**
 4FallDOCT 600(externship)1**
 SpringDOCT 600(externship)1**

 ** Full Time Status

Departmental Faculty

Dr. Lynzee Alworth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Dr. David R. Cunningham, Ph.D.

Professor and Director

Dr. Jill Preminger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Term

Dr. George Purvis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical

Dr. Jeffrey Weihing, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

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