Research Training Opportunities

The integration of research into the curriculum is a distinctive feature of the program. All students receive research training through coursework and the completion of the Capstone Project in the third year. Interested students are also encouraged to pursue their individual research interests through a variety of elective, interdisciplinary research opportunities.

T35 short-term research training program

The Program in Audiology and Communication Sciences (PACS) at Washington University, with funding from the NIH (NIDCD) has provided research training to 53 students over the past 10 years.  These students have completed three-month, full-time (40 hours/week) research experiences in basic, applied, and clinical sciences related to hearing, deafness, and balance over the summer term.  Please check here for more information on future T35 awards and other research training opportunities.

TL1 predoctoral programs

The TL1 Predoctoral Program at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis provides interdisciplinary research traineeship opportunities for AuD students through several programs, which include a two-month summer option and an intensive 12-month option. All programs provide full tuition benefits, plus a generous stipend. Visit the Clinical Research Training Center website for more information.

Testemonial headshot of Toner, Kaitlyn

The integration and importance of research stressed throughout the Au.D. curriculum is distinctive to PACS. In addition, the optional research training programs available to Au.D. students allow for the opportunity to explore individual interests, both outside of the classroom and clinic.

— Kaitlyn Wenrich

AuD student