Wichita State's doctor of audiology (AuD) program will prepare you for a high-demand career in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hearing problems. As a student, you'll have a variety of applied-learning experiences at the WSU Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic, in settings throughout Kansas' health care hub, and at other clinical settings across the United States.

Learn how Audiology is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

Consideration for program admission requires:

  • Application to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) including official transcripts from all institutions attended, letters of recommendation, and supporting documents; and
  • Application for admission to the WSU Graduate School, including unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended.

For additional admission details, click on the link below.

Inside the Program

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic changes lives with internet-connected hearing aids

Under the supervision of clinic educators, students working in WSU's Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic evaluate patients and pair them with the best hearing aid to fit their lifestyle. 

One of those hearing aids is a groundbreaking new internet-connected device that is fast and precise enough to process sound more efficiently.

Through their work in the clinic, students are helping change the lives of patients.


The program requires a minimum of 88 credit hours of didactic and clinical courses (91 credit hours if research project option 2 is selected) and 9 hours including American Sign Language, normal development of speech and language and aural rehabilitation.

All students must enroll in a clinical practicum course each semester and complete annual HIPAA training.


A graduate degree in communication sciences and disorders from Wichita State will put you on the path toward a high-paying, high-demand career in audiology—with employment in a wide range of settings from local schools and clinics to large health care facilities.

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