Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Au.D. Overview

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program prepares students for careers as clinical audiologists. The USF Au.D. program begins with outstanding applicants and capitalizes on the world-class resources of the CSD Department, including experienced clinicians and scientists in all areas of audiology and hearing science. Students graduating with an Au.D. are in high-demand and enjoy rewarding careers in academia, health care, and corporate settings.

Program Information

The USF Au.D. program is a 4-year residential program offering comprehensive coursework from engaged faculty, exciting internal and external clinical placements, and a host of research opportunities. Requirements include a minimum of 120 hours of regularly scheduled academic course work, clinical practica, a doctoral research project, completion of a series of comprehensive examinations, ASHA competencies, and a national examination in Audiology.

Clinical Opportunities

A strength of the USF AuD program is the wide variety of clinical opportunities available to students. The suburban campus is close to the many audiology practices that serve the 2.4 million people who live in the greater Tampa Bay area.

Au.D./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program

The dual degree Doctor of Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy (Au.D./Ph.D.) program offers a path for those interested in Clinical Research to earn both doctoral degrees within approximately six years. The primary objective is to produce research audiologists competent in clinical service delivery and the ability to conduct independent research in their chosen area of hearing science and clinical audiology.


The Doctor of Audiology program at the University of South Florida 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.


Within the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders building is the USF Hearing Clinic, Speech-Language Clinic, classroom space, offices for faculty, staff, and students, and a student lounge area. The USF Hearing Clinic offers a full array of services in a modern environment and has the latest in diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitative equipment. We offer an Audiology teaching lab and 17 research labs within the Department.

Funding Opportunities

Au.D. students have several potential sources of funding, including Graduate Assistantships, Fellowships, Scholarships, and Research Assistantships.

Visit Our Program

Each Fall, we offer separate Open House events for prospective Au.D. and Ph.D. students. We welcome visitors and with notice can often arrange a tour of the facilities and the opportunity to meet with current students and faculty. Information about the 2016 Audiology Open House is below. Please see Contact Us to plan a visit.

2016 Audiology Open House

The 2016 Au.D. program Open House will be on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 1-3 PM in the Psychology and Communication Sciences and Disorders (PCD) building. The Open House will include an information session (1-2 pm) followed by tours of the Audiology Clinic led by current Au.D. students (2-3 pm). All students who intend to apply to the Au.D. program for admission in Fall 2017 are invited to attend. No RSVP is required.

Contact Us

For further information please contact: Admissions Director for the Au.D. Program, Dr. Gail Donaldson: (813) 974-4630; OR Academic Program Specialist: Kathy Wasson (813) 974-9840