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SJSU is pleased to announce its Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program


The SJSU AuD program emphasizes clinical proficiency that is informed by scholarly research and evidence-based practice. Our program is a four-year course of study that includes academic courses, clinical rotations, and a doctoral research project. SJSU's program is located in the Silicon Valley at one of the 200 top research universities in the nation. Doctor of Audiology students are expected to demonstrate competence in the following Program Learning Outcomes:

PLO 1) Specialized Knowledge:  Students will recall, apply, and synthesize their knowledge of the hearing and balance mechanisms, including normal processes, disorders, and treatments.

PLO 1a) Students will demonstrate knowledge and skill competencies outlined by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) and the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE).

 PLO 2) Social Responsibilities:  Students will summarize and describe the contexts in which they may practice audiology, with attention to local and culturally sensitive models of health care. 

 PLO 2a) Students will demonstrate the ability to act ethically, intentionally, and conscientiously regarding issues related to inclusion and diversity. 

 PLO 3) Intellectual Skills:  Students will correctly interpret theories, assumptions, and protocols appropriate to audiology practice (i.e., diagnosis and treatment) within quantitative and qualitative methodologies.  They will also demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively, effectively communicate,  gather and process information thoroughly and ethically, write in a scientific voice, and engage in interprofessional activities.  

 PLO 4) Integrative Knowledge and Skills:  Students will design, complete, and present a scholarly research project that will reflect the depth of contemporary audiology knowledge and contribute to knowledge in hearing science or to improvements in audiology practice, policy, or client outcomes.  

 PLO 5) Applied Knowledge and Skills:  Students will apply classroom theories and prior clinical experiences to new clinical settings, age groups, disorders, technologies, and devices, with increasing speed, effectiveness, and independence.

Graduates of our program will be ethical; culturally sensitive; prepared to assume leadership roles; and experienced in an interprofessional team approach to patient care among infants, toddlers, children, adults, and elders. 

Audiology is an allied health profession that is concerned with 1) the science of the hearing and balance mechanisms and 2) the clinical identification, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with hearing and balance disorders. A professional doctoral degree (the AuD) is required for new practitioners applying for a license in the state of California. 

The program has received approval from the CSU Chancellor's Office and from the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

The program has been awarded Developing Status from the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). The full name, address, and phone number of the ACAE accrediting agency is:

Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education

American Academy of Audiology

11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, Virginia 20191


The Doctoral program in Audiology (AuD) at San José State University is a Candidate for Accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. This is a "pre-accreditation" status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of five years. The full name, address, and phone number of the CAA accrediting agency is:

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850