What will I learn?

We offer the Doctor of Audiology (AuD), a professional degree for an audiologist. Our program is fully accredited and prepares audiologists for a career as independent practitioners skilled in providing diagnostic, rehabilitative, and other hearing services through diverse clinical experience.

The AuD. is a four year post-baccalaureate degree that focuses on preparing highly qualified specialists in audiology. The AuD program includes education in the basic sciences and disorders as well as practical experience with outstanding clinical training. The AuD curriculum includes courses dealing with the scientific bases of audiology including acoustics and instrumentation, anatomy and physiology of the auditory and nervous systems, and auditory and speech perception. Clinical coursework includes diagnostic audiology, pediatric audiology, central auditory processing disorders, industrial audiology, medical audiology, auditory pathology, auditory evoked potentials, otoacoustic emissions, vestibular assessment, amplification and cochlear implants.

The program requires three years of academic coursework and clinical practicum. A competency-based clinical exam is administered after the first year is completed (The Gateway Exam) to assure that students have basic knowledge and skills of audio logical assessment and treatment. The fourth year of the program consists of a full-time externship (taking place of the Clinical Fellowship Year or CFY). It is expected that students will accrue more than 2000 hours of clinical practicum during their four years of the program. Students also complete a research project during their second and third years of the program. Students who apply and are accepted to the School of Management may complete a joint MBA/AuD degree. This combination of academic coursework, clinical practice, and research experience provides a rich learning environment for future clinicians.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$22,880.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020


University at Buffalo, The State University Of New York

12 Capen Hall,


New York,

14260, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Many applicants to the AuD program hold a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders or Speech and Hearing Sciences. These applicants have completed basic course sequences in speech and hearing sciences and in behavioral sciences along with significant work in disorders of communication. They are eligible to apply to the AuD program. Individuals without undergraduate training in communicative disorders or speech and hearing sciences also are eligible to apply to the AuD program. For these individuals, admission to the AuD program may be granted with the provision that the required undergraduate prerequisite courses will be satisfactorily completed prior to taking graduate-level courses.

The undergraduate prerequisites can be obtained in less than one year of full-time study.

English Language Requirements:

The minimum score of TOEFL IBT is 79, the minimum score TOEFL PBT is 550, the minimum score of IELTS is 6.5, the minimum score of PTE is 55, the minimum score of Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE) Old Scale is 60, New Scale is 185, the minimum score of Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Old Scale is 65, New Scale is 185.

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About this uni

With New York City and Canada not far away, Buffalo is a brilliant base from which to explore the delights of North America.

  • 13:1 student faculty ratio.
  • 94% of recent UB graduates are in graduate school or employed.
  • World-renowned research centers.
  • Over 300 student clubs as well as competitive sports teams.