The curriculum leading to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree is designed to provide students with the academic and clinical preparation necessary to meet certification requirements for audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and to prepare them to be competent professionals. This degree program is a four-year, full-time program. During the first three years of the program, students will be in residence on the Amherst campus and will complete required and elective course work, on-campus and off-campus clinical rotations, and a capstone research project. During the fourth year of the program, students will be placed in an intensive off-campus clinical externship.
The doctoral (Au.D.) education program in audiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
A dual Au.D./Ph.D. option is available for students interested in pursuing both clinical and research training in audiology. Individuals who are interested in this option are encouraged to contact Dr. Sarah Poissant, Graduate Program Director, for information.