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Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree is a four-year post-baccalaureate degree that emphasizes the application of basic science and technology and provides advanced professional training

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign audiology program provides courses and clinical experiences that prepare students to work independently in audiology. An active on-site Audiology Clinic and a wide variety of other off-site clinical experiences provide many services to various populations. Students have the opportunity to participate with faculty in research that is performed in state-of-the-art laboratories. The program size permits low student-to-instructor ratios.

Federal Disclosure for Doctor of Audiology Program

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Doctor of Audiology Program satisfies the educational requirements for licensure or certification in all of the 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions. Please go here to find your state’s requirements, resources and contact information.

You are encouraged to contact the appropriate licensing agency for your location or wherever you desire to be licensed or certified to seek information and additional guidance. Please be aware that there may be licensure or certification requirements in addition to an academic program’s curriculum.

Note: This disclosure is being made in compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR §668.43 and the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreements Manual.


Number of semesters: 11

Minimum hours required for graduation: 112 hours

Minimum GPA: 3.0

For more information about degree requirements contact the program director or refer to the university catalog.

Didactic Coursework

Didactic coursework requires 77 hours.

Code Course
SHS 540
SHS 540 Psychoacoustics

Hours: 4

SHS 541
SHS 541 Clinical Auditory Anat & Phys

Hours: 4

SHS 550 Assess Audition & Aud Disorder

Hours: 4

SHAS 551 Electrophys Indices Audition

Hours: 4 or 5

SHS 552 Diag Hear Impair Infants Child

Hours: 4

SHAS 553 Hearing Aids and Amplification

Hours: 4

SHS 554
SHS 554 Advanced Audiological Assess

Hours: 4

SHS 556 Sens Prosth Devices Hear Loss

Hours: 4

SHS 558 Tinnitus

Hours: 2

SHS 559 Hearing Conservation

Hours: 2

SHS 560 Audiological Assessment Lab

Hours: 2

SHS 561 Medical Audiology

Hours: 4

SHS 563 Amplification Lab

Hours: 2

SHS 564 Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation

Hours: 4

SHS 570 Quant Reasoning Spch Hear Sci

Hours: 2 or 4

SHS 572 Counseling in Comm Disorders

Hours: 2 to 4

SHS 579 Prof/Eth/Legal Issues AuD/SLP

Hours: 3

SHS 580 Cochlear Implants

Hours: 4

SHS 581 Auditory Processing Disorders

Hours: 4

SHS 593 Special Problems (Section SS - Systems & Signals)

Hours: 1 to 8

SHS 593 Special Problems (Section EA Educational Audiology)

Hours: 1 to 8

SHS 593 Special Problems (Section ARI Advanced Aural Rehab)

Hours: 1 to 8

SHS 593 Special Problems (Section BPS Business Practice Seminar)

Hours: 1 to 8

Graduate Level Statistics course such as EPSY 580 or PSYC 506
Electives/specialty emphasis

Hours: 12 to 16

Total Hours: 77

Clinical Practica

Code Course
SHS 557 Adv Clin Prac Aud Assess Rehab

Hours: 1 to 8

Total Hours: 25

Doctoral/Capstone Project

Code Course
SHS 593 Special Problems (Capstone Project)

Hours: 1 to 8

Total Hours: 10

Other Requirements

  • Masters Degree Required for Admission to AuD? No
  • Qualifying Exam Required: Yes
  • Preliminary Exam Required: Yes
  • Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required: Yes
  • Dissertation Deposit Required: No
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0

Additional Information

Financial support through the Department, typically research or teaching assistantships, is available for a limited number of students. Assistantships are awarded first to doctoral students and are based on merit and the strategic goals of the Department. For more information on financial aid, need-based financial support may be applied for through the University Financial Aid Office.

Student Achievement Data can be found here.

AUD Program Admissions Information

Tuition Information

For information on tuition and fee rates, visit the Office of the Registrar’s webpage


The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology {residential} at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is accredited 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 complaint about any accredited program or program in candidacy status may be submitted by any student, instructional staff member, speech-language pathologist, audiologist, and/or member of the public. Criteria for complaints and submission requirements can be found in section XIII of the Accreditation Handbook of the CAA.

The Audiology and Speech-language Pathology Certification Standards, and the Standards for Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology may be obtained by contacting the CAA office at:

CAA Office at ASHA,
2200 Research Boulevard
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Call ASHA’s Action Center at 1-800-498-2071

Access files at ASHA’s Web site at
http://asha.org/Certification/ and http://asha.org/academic/accreditation


Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310
Rockville, MD 20850

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