Communication Sciences and Disorders and Audiology

Degree Types: PhD/AuD

The Graduate School and School of Communication at Northwestern offer a dual PhD and AuD program for students interested in pursuing a career in academia or another research setting. The Communication Sciences and Disorders and Audiology combined PhD/AuD provides strong training in scientific research in human communication and its disorders along with the knowledge and skills necessary for clinical practice in audiology.  This program is designed to provide continuous integrated training in basic research and audiology practice in order to foster scientist-clinicians who can readily recognize synergies between the scientific and clinical worlds and contribute to both.  

The program’s curriculum allows students to complete both degrees more efficiently than they would through consecutive degree programs. Students can complete the entire program (including dissertation) in as few as seven years.

See the Communication Sciences and Disorders and Audiology Combined PhD/AuD Degree Requirements for specific classes and procedures needed to complete this program.