Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Dr. Freyman in the Psychoacoustics Lab

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 an eight semester (four academic 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 Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology {residential} at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology 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 the faculty on our Admissions Committee by email at for information.

Note: The Communication Disorders department is no longer asking for Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores as part of the application.