Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Covid-19 Announcement

Out of an abundance of caution and in support of the community’s efforts to contain and slow the spread of COVID-19, beginning Monday, March 23rd, all in-person speech, language, and audiology testing services have been suspended at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center until further notice. Online speech and language teletherapy sessions will be available to all patients.

If you would like to transition to teletherapy sessions and have not made arrangements already, or if you need hearing aid services, please call our front office at (940) 565-2262 and we will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. Your health and safety are our highest priority.

About Our Program

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Apply to be Admitted to the Fall 2021 Cohort

 

About Our Program

Pursuing a graduate degree in Audiology at the University of North Texas prepares you to work effectively with people who have hearing and balance disorders. Our program offers coursework leading to the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree. Also, completing required course work, laboratory training, and clinical practicum experiences qualify you for national certification from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CCC-A) and satisfy the requirements for Texas state licensure in audiology. You can find additional information about careers in audiology, on our Careers page.

You can gain valuable research experience by working with our faculty members on various projects. You’ll have access to laboratories for research, clinical treatment rooms, a clinic library, a student workroom, and a computer lab. Audiology faculty research areas include:

  • Auditory processing
  • Auditory evoked potentials
  • Auditory rehabilitation
  • Hearing assessment
  • Hearing technology
  • Recreational noise-induced hearing loss
  • Speech perception
  • Tinnitus

For more information on our faculty research areas and clinical specialties, please see our faculty pages.

UNT’s clinically focused Au.D. program offers outstanding hands-on experience to prepare you for work as a practitioner. Along with the on-campus practicum at the UNT Speech and Hearing Center, offsite practicum opportunities are available at more than 100 sites in the region. Sites include hospitals, veterans centers, private practices, ear nose and throat clinics, and public schools. All practicum requirements are closely monitored by a clinical supervisor. Clinical competencies are reviewed each semester with the clinical supervisor. Academic knowledge and clinical competency are also studied through formative and summative assessments at different stages of the programs. For more information on clinical opportunities and requirements for the Au.D. program, please see here.

Our students have a 100 percent pass rate on the AHSA Praxis Exam and 100% of graduates are employed in the field of Audiology within one year of graduation. For more details on our student outcomes, see our program statistics page.

For frequently asked questions about our program, see here, and for detailed application information for the Fall 2020 cohort, see here

 


The Clinical Doctorate (Au.D.) education program in Audiology at the University of North Texas 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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the UNT Au.D. program take to complete?

The Au.D. program typically can be completed in 11 academic terms (i.e. 8 Fall/Spring and 3 Summer terms) if all prerequisites have been met before admission. For more information on the coursework included in the program, see the model degree plan here.

Is there an online option for the UNT Au.D. program?

UNT's clinically-focused program is a traditional face-to-face program, and we do not offer online coursework at this time.

Can I arrange a visit/tour of the program?

Tours of the department and its clinical facilities are available for applicants to the Au.D. program. Department tours are led by current UNT ASLP graduate students. Tours are offered during the year depending on availability and are by appointment only. Please send an e-mail if you wish to make an appointment for a departmental tour. Applicants may also arrange for a UNT campus tour through the UNT Campus Tours Office.

What assistantship, scholarship, or other funding opportunities are available in the UNT Au.D. program?

All applicants to the UNT Au.D. program who submit each required component of their graduate application by the stated application deadline may apply for a competitive assistantship in the department. An assistantship application is necessary to be considered for a competitive departmental assistantship award.

All applicants are advised to submit UNT's General Scholarship Application (more information can be found here) to be considered for a variety of competitive scholarships offered by the university and the department. All applicants are also strongly advised to work with their undergraduate advisor to identify sources of extramural scholarship, loan, and grant support for which the applicant can apply, before the start of graduate school.  Many of these extramural funding mechanisms have application deadlines well in advance of the anticipated date of fall matriculation into the graduate program. 

Who can apply to the UNT Au.D. program?

Individuals from any undergraduate field of study may apply to the Au.D. program. However, if the coursework listed here was not a part of an applicant’s undergraduate studies, the student will be required to complete the courses alongside their graduate-level coursework upon acceptance into the program and completed before their externship year.

Are there minimum GRE or GPA requirements for applicants to the UNT Au.D. program?

Our Admissions Committee evaluates applicants holistically, considering all aspects of an applicant's profile in making the best admissions decisions for our incoming cohort. As a result, there is no set minimum for application data such as GPA or GRE. The UNT Au.D. program is a competitive admissions program. You can find more information on the applicant profile of admitted classes on our program statistics page.

How do I apply to the UNT Au.D. program?

Admission to the Au.D. program is one time per year in the Fall. All application materials must be received on or before the application deadline date to be considered. Incomplete application portfolios are not reviewed by the admissions committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all elements of the application have been received by UNT. Applicants can check their application status and a checklist of departmental application components via the MyUNT Portal. Detailed information for the upcoming/current admissions cycle can be found below.#Frequently Asked Questions

 

 


Fall 2021 Admissions Information

The UNT Audiology application for the Fall 2021 cycle will open on October 1, 2020 and close on January 1, 2021. We will go live with application procedures on September 1, 2020.


 

 


For any additional admissions and application related questions, please click here to send an email. Please allow 5 business days for a reply when classes are in session. Replies may take longer between academic terms. We appreciate your patience.