The program in audiology prepares doctoral-level professionals to evaluate and manage individuals who are suspected or have been identified as having differences associated with hearing. The AuD is a four-year, post-baccalaureate residency program, the first of its kind in the Intermountain West and Pacific states. The AuD enables graduates to enter the field at a professional level and begin a rewarding career of service in this evolving allied healthcare discipline. Graduates are qualified audiologists who find careers in hospitals, clinics, schools, and more.
The audiology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Graduates work as audiologists in the following areas:
- Rehabilitation centers
- Nursing facilities
- Home health care centers
- Community centers
- Private practice settings
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in communicative disorders or the equivalent undergraduate prerequisite courses, either from USU or another accredited program.
- Complete the online application
- Pay the $55 application fee
- Score at or above the 40th percentile on the GRE or MAT (MAT only accepted upon approval by the department)
- Have a 3.0 or higher GPA on your last 60 semester or 90 quarter credits
- Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
- Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation
International students have additional admissions requirements.
The department has the following deadline:
- Fall semester – January 15th
Scholarships and assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Recipients are chosen based on academic performance, financial need, work-related experience, and participation in community service.
A variety of funding opportunities are available, including fellowships, scholarships, tuition awards, and travel support. Additionally, students may be eligible for subsidized health insurance through qualifying assistantships.
James Blair, PhD, Northwestern University
Area: Audiology, education of the deaf and hard of hearing
Office: LILLY 103
Phone: (435) 797-1388
Heather Jensen, AuD, Arizona School of Health Science
Audiology Clinical Supervisor/Coordinator
Office: LILLY 028
Phone: (435) 797-1390
Jeffery Larsen, PhD, University of Illinois
Clinical Assistant Professor
Area: Classroom acoustics, speech perception, audiology
Office: LILLY 032
Phone: (435) 797-2670
Karen Munoz, PhD, Northern Illinois University
Area: Pediatric audiology, amplification, clinical audiology
Office: ECERC 158
Phone: (435) 797-3701
Cache Pitt, AuD, Salus University
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: ECERC 149
Phone: (435) 797-9311
Amy Porter, AuD, Utah State University
Clinical Audiologist, Clinical Associate Professor
Office: Off campus
Phone: (435) 797-1390
Elizabeth Preston, AuD, Texas Tech University
Area: Pediatric audiology
Office: ECERC 160
Phone: (435) 797-2507
John Ribera, PhD, University of Washington
Associate Professor, Audiology Division Chair
Office: LILLY 038
Phone: (435) 797-7190
Professional Organizations, Honor Societies, and Clubs
American Academy of Audiologists: The American Academy of Audiology is the world's largest professional organization of, by, and for audiologists. The active membership of more than 10,000 is dedicated to providing quality hearing care services through professional development, education, research, and increased public awareness of hearing and balance disorders.
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.
Labs, Centers, Research
Audiology Clinic: The Audiology Clinic provides diagnostic audiological evaluations for infants, children, and adults for USU staff, students, and members of surrounding communities. Evaluations vary from simple pure tone screening to a complete battery of diagnostic hearing tests. All diagnostic services are supervised by certified university staff members and are conducted by advanced students in the training program.
Center for Persons with Disabilities: The CPD is a nationally recognized research center that joins the expertise of researchers and faculty with community partners to address the most difficult challenges facing persons with disabilities and their families. Research addresses issues that cross fields ranging from biomedicine to education. In clinical experiences, learners join teams of professionals, family members, and individuals with disabilities to deliver services and supports.
SKI*HI Institute: The SKI-HI Institute enhances the lives of young children with special needs, their families, and care givers. The institute’s training and services focus on early intervention and early childhood programming for infants and young children, ages birth to five years, with hearing and vision impairments and other disabilities.