Doctor of Audiology (AuD)


The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program (residential) at Wichita 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.

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The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program at Wichita State University is a post-baccalaureate, entry-level graduate clinical program that prepares students to practice as audiologists in all clinical settings. This three-year program requires a minimum of 89 credit hours which includes continuous enrollment in clinical practicum. Our students are engaged in interprofessional learning opportunities with other health disciplines in the College of Health Professions. The bridge between academics and clinical practice is made through critical thinking seminars and experiences.

Students receive a variety of practicum experiences while serving clients of all ages at the WSU Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and other clinical sites during the first two years of the program. Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, and the surrounding metropolitan area offers a full range of externship opportunities at major hospitals, clinics, and schools to ensure that students can apply their learning in multiple professional settings.

Advancement to candidacy allows students to enroll in the final program requirement -- a full-time, one-year supervised residency experience in a hospital, clinical or other audiology practice environment. To advance to candidacy, students must:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA and satisfactorily demonstrate knowledge and skills to faculty and clinical supervisors throughout the first two years of the program
  • Complete a comprehensive, competency based examination at the conclusion of the first and second years in the program
  • Complete a mentored research project and oral presentation during their second year
  • Demonstrate clinical competency and meet knowledge and skills learning outcomes in compliance with ASHA standards of certification

Program FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About the Program
Question Answer
Program Entry Point Summer
Program Length 9 semesters
Study Plan Options Full-time
Application Deadlines Feb. 1
Class Size 8
Application Ratio 4.9:1
Minimum GPA to apply 3.00 GPA in last 60 credit hours
GPA range of accepted students in last application cycle 3.21-4.00 in last 60 credit hours  (Average 3.81 GPA)
Examinations required to apply

GRE scores are not required for the application.
Non-native English speakers must document written and spoken English proficiency.

Degrees required Bachelor's degree in any field
Professional certifications and licenses needed to practice Varies by state   (learn more about the profession)
Student Outcome Data Program completion, Praxis exam, and employment rates

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Prerequisite Coursework

The following foundational coursework, or its equivalent, are required for students in the AuD program. Courses may be taken prior to or after admission to the graduate program. Taking prerequisite coursework at WSU does not guarantee acceptance into the program.

Interested students who are not currently admitted to WSU should contact the Office of Admissions to start the enrollment process. Course descriptions are available in the WSU Undergraduate Catalog under College of Health Professions, then Communication Sciences and Disorders.

American Sign Language  (e.g., CSD 270)
Aural Rehabilitation  (CSD 504)
Early Language Development  (CSD 304)