Audiology - AuD

Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

About This Degree

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 doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology {residential} at Utah State University 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


At a Glance

College: Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services

Department: Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

Graduates work as audiologists in the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Nursing facilities
  • Home health care centers
  • Community centers
  • Private practice settings

Job Outlook



Mason Hayes

Graduate Program Coordinator Speech Language Pathology and Audiology/Logan Campus
Office: LILLY 150
Phone: (435) 797-9094

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Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds such as psychology, biology, linguistics, business, and others to apply. We strongly encourage applicants to explore the audiology field through observations of professionals prior to applying. As of November 1, 2021, we also require that all individuals admitted to the AuD program complete the following courses prior to beginning their graduate program in the fall of their first year of the AuD program: hearing science (COMD 3400) and basic audiology (COMD 3700). For those with degrees other than communicative disorders, foundational coursework in neural bases of communication (COMD 5240), normal speech and language development (COMD 3200), and statistics is required. All of these courses can be completed online in the summer prior to admission or during the first year of the AuD program. For more information on these classes, see the COMDDE Non-Degree Seeking page.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay the $55 application fee
  • GPA: 3.0 or better for last 60 credits or 2nd bachelor's degree
  • Provide transcripts of all college/university credits
  • Provide three contacts for letters of recommendation

International students have additional admissions requirements.

Proof of current immunizations is required prior to initiation of clinic coursework. A criminal background check is required at the time of admission to the program.


The department has the following deadline:

  • Fall semester – January 15th

Program Requirements

All students complete a clinical practicum, which the department helps them arrange.

Financial Aid

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 on the graduate school website.

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