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2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.)

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Admissions Information       

Student Learning Outcomes  

  The Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology and the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) residential educational programs at the University of South Dakota are 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. 

Program Overview

The Audiology Doctorate (Au.D.) degree provides you with the scientific and clinical knowledge and skills needed for the practice of audiology in an environment that values teaching, clinical excellence, and mentorship. Clinical experiences at the USD Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic and its affiliates include comprehensive behavioral and physiologic diagnostic and rehabilitative audiolog services for individuals age infant through elderly, as well as specialized services including, but not limited to, audiology electrophysiology, central auditory processing disorders, cochlear implant services, tinnitus, and disorders of sound tolerance. Learn more at usd.edu/aud.

DELIVERY: On campus

Doctor of Audiology: Total 113-116 credit hours

Major Area Coursework


All graduate students completing graduate degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders must meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in their area of emphasis by the end of their degree program. Specific academic and clinical practicum requirements for the degrees and national certification are contained in the department’s Student Handbook. Consult your advisor or the department chairperson.

* Items marked with an “*” can be taken at the undergraduate level.If the course is not completed at the undergraduate level, the degree will require 116 credit hours.

Doctor of Audiology (Course Rotation)

*Audiology students are required to take all courses in-person during the first semester.

General Application Requirements

  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Statement of purpose
  6. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. This list is not all-inclusive, to view specific program requirements and submission deadlines, follow the “Admissions Information” hyperlink at the top of this page OR visit the specific program/dept. page found here: link.usd.edu/grad-catalog

Program Leading to Professional Licensure

Location Matters. This program allows only on-campus courses during the first semester and is designed to meet the educational requirements for a professional license or certification required for employment in South Dakota. If you intend to apply for licensure or certification outside of South Dakota upon completion of your program, please review and understand the licensure or certification requirements in that state. For more information, visit USD’s Licensure-Track Programs page for links to the USD program websites and state licensure board websites.

This program is authorized to offer supervised field study experiences (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) in South Dakota. Please be aware that there may be some restrictions on your ability to engage in supervised field study outside of South Dakota. If you have questions regarding supervised field study, please contact a program representative.


Communication Sciences & Disorders
605-658-3870 | csd@usd.edu | usd.edu/csd

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6140 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad


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