Doctor of Audiology

Doctor of Audiology


 The Doctor of Audiology degree program is a four-year post-bachelor's degree program designed to provide students with the academic and clinical background necessary to enter audiologic practice. The Au.D. program at the University of Louisville draws on the clinical activities of the Louisville Medical Center to provide an exciting educational experience in a dynamic medical environment. The program is physically located at the University of Louisville Health Sciences Campus and administratively located in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery & Communicative Disorders..

 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 from the continuity of service across the practice environments as well as the opportunity to interact with faculty, residents and medical students from other disciplines such as otolaryngology, speech pathology and pediatrics. Students also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical research projects.


The doctoral program in audiology (Doctor of Audiology, AuD) at the University of Louisville has been placed on probation 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. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year.

The current Accreditation Action Report may be viewed here:

At the annual review meeting of the CAA conducted in February 2016, the Program in Audiology was found to be in partial compliance for Standard 5.3: Program completion rate threshold. The three-year average for program completion rates is below the CAA’s 80% threshold.

The Program in Audiology will submit a probation report to the CAA following graduation on May 13, 2016.  Following commencement we expect to be in compliance with the required three-year average program completion rate.  The report will be reviewed in July of 2016 and we expect to post our updated accreditation status by the end of August 2016.

Projected Program Completion Rates (as of May 13, 2016)

Graduation Year

# completing within expected time frame

% completing within expected time frame

3-year program completion rate


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Years 2014 - 2016


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Years 2013 - 2015


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Years 2012 - 2016

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This is a Typical 4 year curriculum.  Some courses alternate years so you may take your coursework in a different order.

Read the course descriptions for more information about audiological course work.

Year One

FallAUDI 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

Year Two

FallAUDI 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

Year Three

FallAUDI 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**

Year Four

FallDOCT 600(externship)1**
SpringDOCT 600(externship)1**

** Full Time Status

Elective Courses

If necessary, elective courses are available in the content areas of statistics, neuroscience, psychology, sign language and business.

Total Program Credits

The student will accumulate a total of 93 credits in both core coursework and practicum. Additional hours will be earned if elective coursework is taken.

4th Year Project

The student will complete a 4th year project as a requirement for the AUDI 660 class. The purpose of the project is to enable the student to learn the necessary steps in designing, implementing, and reporting substantive activities that provide the foundation on which audiologic practice is based.

How to Apply

Students are admitted to begin in the Fall term only. Criteria for admission to the program includes the following:

  • completed application form, including application fee of $60
  • submission of undergraduate grade point average (Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to apply)
  • submission of GRE scores (Minimum cumulative score of 300 to apply)
  • three letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic preparation
  • an interview with the admissions committee

We are looking for students who have a passion for audiology.  In a personal statement or during your program interview be prepared to describe your experience with audiology (e.g. observations, shadowing, personal experience) and why you want a future career as an audiologist.

    Start the Application Process

    Applications must be completed and received by January 1st

    The criteria listed above are program minimums. The Audiology Program adheres to the minimum guidelines for doctoral and master's graduate education [PDF] at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Students meeting these criteria are not guaranteed admission. The program in Audiology adheres to the Essential Functions policy [DOCX] for all students. Interviews and campus tours are generally scheduled for February with admissions decisions completed soon thereafter. Applications should be completed on-line.

    We welcome all applicants. Pleases call us at 502-852-5274 or contact us online for more information.

    Suggested Coursework

    Students who apply to our program who do not have an undergraduate degree in Communicative Disorders (or Speech and Hearing Sciences) are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate coursework in the following areas is useful for success in our program:

    • Life Sciences - which may include Human Anatomy, Physiology, Neuroanatomy, Neurophysiology, Genetics
    • Physical Sciences - which may include Physics, Inorganic and Organic chemistry
    • Behavioral Sciences - which may include Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology Mathematics - which may include
    • Mathematics beyond College Algebra, Statistics

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    Doctor of Audiology Program
    University of Louisville 
    Louisville, Kentucky 40292
    Phone: (502) 852-5274
    Fax: (502) 852-0865

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