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Audiology (AuD) Program


Utah State University’s Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program is a four-year, 90 semester credit hour post-baccalaureate degree, and is part of the Western Regional Graduate Exchange program (WRGP). The AuD has a required preliminary exam, comprehensive exam, and clinical research project.

Mission Statement
The Audiology program prepares doctor of audiology students to evaluate and treat hearing and balance disorders through education, research and clinical experiences for individuals throughout the lifespan.


Integrated curriculum with active research labs and clinics


Audiology Services

The audiology clinics at Utah State University assist persons of all ages with the prevention, identification, assessment and rehabilitation of hearing problems, problems of auditory function, balance disorders and problems with other systems related to hearing and balance.

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Spoken Language Processing Lab

The SLP Lab multilayer research program works to better understand how people of all ages learn through listening. Specifically, we want to understand how people can successfully learn about their world—even in situations when listening may be especially challenging.

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Speech & Auditory Perception Laboratory

The mission of the Speech and Auditory Perception Lab is to increase our understanding of both normal and impaired hearing, and to develop techniques to overcome difficulties associated with hearing loss.

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Varied practicum experiences, beginning the first semester:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Hearing aids
  • Assistive listening devices
  • Cochlear implants
  • Balance
  • Tinnitus
  • Auditory processing disorders
  • Newborn hearing screening
  • Educational audiology
  • Interdisciplinary pediatric services

Opportunities to enhance the educational program:


Students pursuing a doctoral degree in audiology must have a bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders or the equivalent undergraduate prerequisite courses, either from USU or another regionally accredited program.


Council on Academic AccreditationThe doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology 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.


Michelle WilsonAdvisor: Michelle Wilson

Office: 151 Lillywhite Building

Phone: (435) 797-9271