Audiology Au.D.

Au.D. program for doctoral level audiologists

Our Audiology program at Indiana University is a three-year accelerated program that certifies students to practice as clinical audiologists. The curriculum focuses on developing problem solving and critical thinking skills in relation to the discipline of audiology.

The degree fulfills the requirements for certification in audiology specified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for doctoral level audiologists (the professional entry-level qualification since January 1, 2012).

Au.D. curriculum

The Au.D. curriculum requires a minimum of 90 credit hours: 66 credit hours of didactic instruction and 24 credit hours of clinical practicum. Our students complete a minimum of 2,000 hours of supervised, clinical practicum during the Au.D.

The Au.D. takes a minimum of three years to complete, with the following program of study:

  • The first year emphasizes the science underlying the discipline of audiology, with courses in anatomy and physiology of the ear, acoustics, and psychoacoustics. It provides instruction in counseling, audiometry, diagnostics, and amplification.
  • The second year focuses on courses that relate directly to the scope of practice of the clinical audiologist, with instruction in pediatric audiology, auditory disorders, amplification, rehabilitation, and diagnostic tests.
  • The third year involves a full-time clinical externship at an off-campus site and internet-based instruction in clinical audiology.


The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at Indiana University – Bloomington 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Have questions?

If you have questions about the program, please contact

Dr. Gavin Bidelman