The Au.D. program is a four-year professional doctorate program offered jointly by the UW-Madison Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and the UW-Stevens Point School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. In this unique program, lecture classes are taught simultaneously at both campuses; videoconferencing allows you to interact with students and faculty at the remote campus. Laboratory experiences are taught separately, using the same curriculum, on each campus. Summer academic course work is entirely online, and clinical experiences take place both on and off campus.
Mission and Objectives
The mission of the University of Wisconsin Au.D. program is to prepare future audiologists with a strong clinical and theoretical background to practice in a variety of settings and to be life-long learners.
The goals of the program are:
- To provide an exemplary educational program that prepares students to enter the profession of audiology fully able to function as independent audiologists in private practice, medical clinics, and school settings.
- To offer accessible, culturally competent, evidence based clinical care for all people with hearing and balance disorders.
- To prepare students to be life-long learners.
- To engage in outreach activities that directly benefit professional colleagues, students, and individuals and their families in the community.
Strategic Plan for 2014-2019
- Develop partnerships and collaborate withing our program and campuses as well as in the area communities.
- Develop a brand and marketing strategy that is aligned with the UW system that promotes our program and clinic both on campus and off.
- Upgrade our current diagnostic equipment and facilities or move to a new, state-of-the-art facility that allows us to better carry out our vision and mission.
- Generate funds to carry out the vision and mission of our program.