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Doctoral Program in Audiology (Joint, SDSU-UC San Diego)

The Audiology Doctorate (AuD) is a professional degree designed to meet professional standards for entry-level practice into the audiology workforce.

Successful completion of the SDSU/UCSD program will allow students to meet the prerequisite requirements for licensure in the state of California. Although most externships are in California, occasionally students elect to complete the externship in another state. No determination has been made about whether the program meets the licensure requirements in states other than California. Visit UCOP website for Licensure and Certification Disclosures.  

This is a joint program between San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The campuses are 15 miles apart. Program faculty and resources are shared between campuses. Year 1 students complete courses and clinical practice at SDSU. Year 2 students complete courses and clinical practice at UCSD. In Year 3, students take courses at SDSU and are assigned to off-campus clinical sites located in the San Diego area. Year 4 is a full-time externship with sites available throughout California and other states.

Our 4-year program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The program is designed so that Graduates for our program meet the requirements for California Licensure, certification (CCC-A) by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and Board Certification by the American Academy of Audiology (AAA).

The Joint Doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at San Diego State University and University of California-San Diego is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071, 301-296-5700. 

Comments from Recent Graduates

"The opportunity to work with the ENT doctors at UC San Diego provided valuable training and experience."

"I highly recommend our program to future students for multiple reasons. The strongest aspect of our program is that our exposure to clinic and working with patients begins very early on. Of course, the UC San Diego year strengthens our diagnostic skills and prepares us for any given private practice or hospital setting. I am very happy with my overall experience and will always be willing and proud to speak highly of our program. The faculty have been amazing with their expertise and their ability to effectively educate us."


Ear Surgery

Students observe ear surgeries during preceptorship with UC San Diego neurotologists.

Learn more about the SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctorate in Audiology at SDSU's School of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences.