AuD Program: Clinical Doctorate in Audiology
The AuD program at the University of Iowa is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology & Speech-Langauge Pathology. The University of Iowa is the only program in the state of Iowa offering the AuD and is one of the only programs that offer students the ability to earn both their AuD and PhD degrees. In 2013 the program was ranked second in the country by U.S. News and World Report.
The AuD program of study provides training to allow students to function as an audiologist in any clinical environment. In addition to the general clinical training program, interested students may elect to take the didactic and practicum courses that will allow them to become certified for work within the public schools. It is designed to provide students with academic experiences from nationally recognized faculty and diverse clinical experiences that meet or exceed the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Since the doctorate is the entry-level clinical degree for the practice of audiology, the master's program in audiology has been discontinued.
Students must be agree to adhere to ASHA’s Code of Ethics, and in particular, students must be prepared to adhere to ASHA’s rules regarding nondiscrimination “on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, culture, language, or dialect” and sign the Nondiscrimination Notification.
An AuD wiki serves as a hub for resources for faculty and both prospective and current students: https://wiki.uiowa.edu/display/AuDProgram/AuD++Program+Home