Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
Improve hearing, balance, and quality of life with the doctorate in audiology.
Acoustic neuroma, Ménière's disease, tinnitus and other hearing, balance, and neural system disorders affect millions of Americans of every age, from newborns to older adults. Audiologists diagnose and treat these disorders, often profoundly improving quality of life.
Audiology offers an exciting mixture of science, technology, and interpersonal skills. While you may be drawn to the field by the science of hearing and the analytical nature of diagnostic procedures, the true rewards of being an audiologist come from the relationships you’ll form with patients and families as you support their needs.
During the first three years of our four academic years/eight semesters program, you’ll take classes on campus and complete required and elective coursework, on-campus and off-campus clinical rotations, and a capstone research project. The fourth year consists of a full-time, off-campus clinical externship.
UMass Amherst’s AuD program provides the academic and clinical preparation required to obtain American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification and become a practicing audiology professional.