Doctor of Audiology
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program is a four-year course of study that prepares students as independent clinical audiologists. The curriculum integrates course work with immersive clinical experiences and research opportunities, culminating in a year-long clinical externship. Course work includes the basic and applied sciences as well as in the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of auditory and vestibular disorders. Clinical experiences begin during the first semester of study and become more immersive with each successive semester, culminating in a full-time clinical externship during the fourth year. The program operates within the Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, which offers students a wide variety of clinical education opportunities and experiences across the life span and scope of practice. Approximately 50 additional sites are affiliated with the program in the St. Louis metropolitan area. In addition, the world-class medical school and hospitals on campus provide students with unique opportunities, such as attending Grand Rounds, participating in cochlear implant seminars, and optional research training programs. Interested students have the opportunity to complete a summer practicum and the externship outside of the St. Louis area. The program is currently affiliated with 150 additional sites around the country, and that number grows each year.