Do you want to become a practicing audiologist?
The well-rounded clinical doctorate (AuD) program at UNT allows you to gain valuable research and clinical practice experience.
To support your academic success, we offer laboratories for research, clinical treatment rooms, a clinic library, a student workroom and a computer lab.
Our students benefit from opportunities in research and clinical practice because of the solid network we have developed throughout North Texas and across the United States.
Recent graduates are employed as:
- Doctor of Audiology
- Practice Owner
Recent graduates are employed by:
- ClearLife Hearing Care
- Doss Audiology
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
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 detailed application information for the Fall 2020 cohort, see here.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
UNT's clinically-focused program is a traditional face-to-face program, and we do not offer online coursework at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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 in our FAQ.
Scholarships & more
The Department of Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology in UNT’s College of Health and Public Service offers scholarships to its students each year, including:
- Dr. Sandra L. Terrell Scholarship
- Speech and Language Pathology Graduate Student Scholarship
- Bill and Billie K. Johnson Class of the Forties Scholarship
Graduate students are advised by department faculty. Program coordinator Erin C. Schafer can help connect you with potential faculty advisors based on your unique interests.
Erin C. Schafer, Ph.D., CCC-A
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Audiology
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
The Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology strives to provide the finest professional education in both speech-language pathology and audiology while maintaining an excellent Arts and Sciences pre-professional undergraduate degree.
The Center offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and hearing disorders.