The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program is a four-year course of study that prepares students as independent clinical audiologists. Established in 1947, the program is among the oldest and most prestigious of its kind.

Today, its curriculum serves as a national model, immersing students in academic coursework, clinical experiences and research opportunities. Ranked among the top in the country by U.S. News & World Report, the program and its faculty are internationally recognized and the program attracts a diverse body of students.

Accreditation and certification

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program in audiology at Washington University in St. Louis is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Blvd. #310, Rockville, MD 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700.

The Washington University School of Medicine’s AuD program is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). It is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an accrediting agency for clinical audiology training programs leading to the AuD degree.

Most state boards of licensure require that applicants graduate from a U.S. school accredited by the CAA as a condition for licensure. In addition, some state boards of licensure require that applicants hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Audiology to obtain certification (for which Washington University graduates are eligible) and/or to take and pass the PRAXIS-Audiology examination. For a state-by-state listing of requirements, please visit this page on the ASHA website.

The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences has determined that, as a result of CAA accreditation, its AuD program curriculum meets the educational requirements to sit for the PRAXIS-Audiology examination, to pursue the CCC-A, and to pursue licensure in all states and territories of the United States and Washington, DC.