Clinical doctorate of audiology degree applicants who are interested in academic careers and who demonstrate potential for doctoral study in hearing science may request consideration for admission to a special joint Au.D.-Ph.D. program.
This program is for students who are certain they wish to pursue a Ph.D. and earn an Au.D. degree along the way. Upon completion of the program, the student will have completed a clinical doctorate of audiology degree as well as a doctorate of philosophy in hearing science.
This allows for maximum efficiency and permits the student to pursue research and clinical education simultaneously, rather than sequentially. The purpose of this program is to nurture and guide students with excellent potential while integrating clinical doctorate of audiology and doctor of philosophy coursework, research, and clinical experiences.
If you would like to be considered for special admission to the joint Au.D.-Ph.D. program, please provide a brief description of your interest in doctoral study within the body of your essay that accompanies your completed application materials.
For more information, visit the Joint Au.D./Ph.D. Option website.