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 2018-2023
Our strategic plan is to increase the visibility and impact of our program in the following ways:
- Recruit, retain, and mentor academic and clinical faculty and students who will become the leaders of tomorrow.
- Increase awareness /interactions with other allied health professions.
- Expand our visibility to the public and the university at large through outreach, service, and newsletters that highlight accomplishments of our program, faculty, and students.
- Further collaborative relationships with other departments to promote interprofessional development.
- Increase the diversity of the program by recruiting and retaining students, clients, faculty, and staff from underrepresented minority groups.