Audiology (Au.D.)

Child having his hearing checked

Towson’s applied doctoral program in audiology offers students an unbeatable combination:  one-on-one attention from superb faculty, talented and diverse students who have won national recognition, and clinical placements at world-class medical institutions, including Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and Walter Reed Medical Center.

The program prepares students to become competent practitioners, providing a solid grounding in the scientific and research aspects of evaluating, treating and preventing auditory, balance, communication and related disorders. View degree requirements and course descriptions in the Graduate Catalog. To learn more about the application process, view admission requirements.

Program Highlights

For a brief summary of our program highlights please check out this information sheet!

Audiology Au.D. Open House

Enroll in one of the nation’s largest applied doctoral programs in audiology, and prepare for national certification and state licensure. Attend a virtual open house and learn more about the program.

  • Friday, July 17, 2020 (3:30-4:30 pm)
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Thursday, October 1, 2020 (6:00-7:00 pm)
  • Monday, November 9, 2020 (6:00-7:00 pm)

RSVP for more information (and virtual meeting room link) to the Director of the Au.D. program's graduate assistant, Rebecca Goodman:

Exceptional Faculty

All classes are taught by outstanding faculty members, who hold either a Ph.D. or Au.D. in their areas of specialization. More than 80 percent of classes are taught by full-time audiology faculty members, and all faculty are approachable and genuinely interested in student learning.

Why Towson University?

Clinical Experience

During four years of coursework, you will participate in three on-campus and four off-campus clinical rotations followed by a one-year, full-time clinical externship to meet certification and licensure requirements. Specialty clinical areas include hearing aids, tinnitus, auditory processing, and, in 2016, our new cochlear implants clinic.

You’ll gain applied and research experience at Towson’s state-of-the-art labs, including the Auditory Electrophysiology Lab; the Vestibular Lab; and Auditory Processing lab, as well as with local agencies and organizations throughout the region.

You can complete your off-campus rotation at one of 30 different area hospitals, private practices, pediatric facilities or schools in the Baltimore-Washington area. The externship year can be completed in Maryland, surrounding states, or in many other different states across the U.S. (see program director for approved states).

National Accreditation

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology at Towson University 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, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700  

Contact Information

Saradha Ananthakrishnan
Program Director
Saradha Ananthakrishnan
Van Bokkelen Hall
Room VB 102
Monday - Friday
Hours by Appointment