The Doctorate in Audiology degree program emphasizes the knowledge and skills requisite to practice audiology in an effective, ethical, and inclusive manner. The purpose of the Au.D. program is to provide students with the academic and clinical preparation to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing and vestibular disorders in all age groups. It is the goal of the program to prepare audiologists who are competent to work effectively in a wide variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, schools, industry, and private practice. The program consists of 116 credit hours of academic coursework and clinical practicum experiences, including a fourth year residency. Graduates must demonstrate acquisition of all knowledge and skills delineated in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A).
The program has been designed to provide a firm understanding of the normal processes of hearing and communication with the academic and clinical preparation to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing disorders in all age groups. Our goal is to prepare audiologists who are competent to work in a wide variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, schools, industry, and private practice. The program’s intent is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to practice audiology autonomously in an effective, ethical manner.
The Au.D. program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American SpeechLanguage-Hearing Association.
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose.