Pitt's highly ranked Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program prepares students to practice in hospitals or private practice settings with children and adults through its strong emphasis on evidence-based instruction and extensive clinical exposure. Students also pursue career options in academic institutions, industry and other unique employment settings and have the opportunity to build strong professional networks. Our graduates enjoy excellent job placement rates (view our program outcomes).
Department Chair Named
The Department of Communication Science and Disorders is excited to announce the September arrival of our new chair, Bernard Rousseau, PhD, MMHC, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow. Rousseau is currently associate vice chair for Research in the Department of Otolaryngology, and chancellor faculty fellow and associate professor of Otolaryngology, Hearing and Speech Sciences, and Mechanical Engineering at the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center. Learn more.
Pitt's AuD program is currently ranked 7th in the nation based on the most recent surveys of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report. No other Audiology program is ranked higher in the state of Pennsylvania.
Pitt Audiology is a 4-year graduate program within the Department of Communication Science and Disorders with an emphasis on best practices and applying research while providing unparalleled clinical access including pediatric placement opportunities.
In addition to the prerequisite Communication Science and Disorders coursework and a baccalaureate degree, our AuD admission requirements include the submission of GRE scores and undergraduate transcripts, among other criteria.
The AuD curriculum features a full slate of seminar and lab classes which equip students with clinical procedural knowledge, practicum requirements and academic knowledge. The program provides an integrated classroom and clinical education experience as well as an externship coordinator to guide students in their externship search which takes during their fourth and final year.
The AuD clinical placements for the program include an array of community-based sites in the CSD Department Clinical Network. Students have access to 21 clinics that provide the full scope of audiology practice across the life span. We also have a large number of placements in interdisciplinary clinics as well as practices in interventional audiology, something that is unique to the University of Pittsburgh program.
The doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at the University of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.