Doctor of Audiology/Doctor of Philosophy
Combined Degree Program
The Department offers a combined Doctor of Audiology/Doctor of Philosophy (AuD/PhD) Program. Students in this concurrent degree program complete all of the traditional, rigorous requirements of a research-based doctorate while also obtaining the training necessary for clinical certification in Audiology.
Students interested in this program
- enroll in the AuD program;
- apply for the PhD program in autumn of the second year;
- if accepted, begin taking electives to fulfill PhD requirements in the spring quarter of the second year.
The AuD research project, with permission of the PhD mentor and advisory committee, serves as the predissertation project required for the PhD. For that reason, the AuD research project must follow the rules for a predissertation project: a committee must be formed, the committee must approve a written proposal, and the project completion criteria must be agreed upon by the committee.
The funding that PhD students are generally eligible for would not begin until the student has completed the first 3 years of the AuD degree program. AuD/PhD students generally complete the AuD 4th year externship after the completion of the PhD.
Students considering a concurrent Au.D. / Ph.D. degree program should review the Graduate School policy on Concurrent Degree Programs.