Graduate students in our program prepare an individualized plan of study with guidance from their faculty advisor.A detailed description of the academic and clinical training requirements is included in the Au.D. Student Handbook (AuD Cactus Book).
The faculty members of the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences are committed to providing graduate education, both academic and clinical, of the highest quality. We are also committed to increasing the number of well‑qualified audiologists whose backgrounds are underrepresented and whose career interests include serving individuals in underserved populations of the state and nation. We welcome applications from individuals with undergraduate degrees in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences (or Communication Sciences and Disorders) as well as students with degrees from other fields.
Entry to the Au.D. program requires an earned bachelor’s degree. Applicants should have completed at least one course in each of these areas:
In addition, students need to have completed foundational coursework in speech and language development and disorder. At The University of Arizona, the following two courses fulfill this requirement: Communication Disorders I (Fall) and Communication Disorders II (Spring). Foundation coursework may be completed during the first three semesters of the AuD program, but units will not count towards the AuD unit requirement. For more information, see Recommended Coursework in Preparation for Graduate Study in Audiology.
All applicants must apply on-line through the UA Graduate College and pay necessary fees.
You can schedule a visit to campus any time, but we will have special 2014 student visitation dates scheduled soon. Please contact Denise Minopoli (email@example.com) for more information. The application process for 2014-2015 is now open.
If you wish to be considered for financial aid, please indicate your wish on the Department application form. Traineeships, assistantships, and fellowships, when available, currently provide a stipend of approximately $7,000 per year for M.S. and Au.D. level students. Some traineeships, assistantships, and fellowships also include remission of tuition and fees; others do not. If you receive an assistantship, you will be assigned duties for approximately ten hours per week. Students may also be awarded Graduate Tuition Scholarships, which waive out-of-state tuition, as well as Graduate Academic Scholarships, which waive registration fees. Information on scholarships is here.
Our graduate students have opportunity for experience in a variety of clinical settings with individuals with a variety of diagnoses. Learn more about our clinical opportunities.
The typical successful applicant has
Note that this descriptive information regarding students admitted to our program in recent years, rather than acceptance criteria.
International applicants should review the UA Graduate College website for specific admission requirements, and should carefully review the Technical Standards for Students Planning to go into Audiology.