Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Doctor of Audiology

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Why pursue a Doctor of Audiology at Missouri State?

When you pursue a Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree, you are preparing yourself for a future as an audiologist. One of only a few doctoral programs on Missouri State’s campus, the doctor of audiology program unifies three unique disciplines in one department to give students the best understanding of communication disorders. You will have access to a state-of-the-art clinic and laboratory where you can learn to use and understand the instrumentation while gaining practical experience.

As a student in the doctor of audiology program at Missouri State, you will:

  • Gain practical, clinical experience while getting your degree
  • Work with an advisor to find an approved fourth year externship off-campus
  • Conduct individualized research and build communication skills by partnering with active faculty
  • Experience smaller class sizes and individualized attention to enhance your learning
  • Value the importance of continued education in a field where science and technology is always advancing

White coat ceremony

The white coat ceremony takes places in the spring for third-year audiology doctoral students. The ceremony marks the completion of the students’ campus course work; this milestone is marked with the presentation of a white lab coat. During the fourth year in the audiology doctoral program, students complete an off-campus, clinical externship.

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