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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.

Our Program

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What is Audiology?

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.

Approval and Accreditation

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

ACAE Accreditation

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at San José State University is accredited for the period of February 6, 2024 to February 28, 2034 by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), Office of the American Academy of Audiology, 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20191 (703) 226-1056

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Candidate for Accreditation with CAA

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program in audiology (residential) 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, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Candidacy is a “preaccreditation” status with the CAA, awarded to developing or emerging programs for a maximum period of 5 years.

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