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Frequently Asked Questions

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The Au.D. is a clinical doctoral degree and prepares graduates to enter work in health care as an audiologist or related employment. The Ph.D. is a degree for those wishing to engage in research by obtaining further knowledge and understanding of the field. Many Ph.D. graduates proceed to positions in academia and/or educational leadership.

Students attend classes on both campuses, providing students exposure to more top faculty and the opportunity for expanded access to high-level research facilities. Students often carpool to the KU Medical Center for Monday/Wednesday class days and to the Lawrence campus for Tuesday/Thursday class days. The number of hours spent on each campus varies from semester to semester. Students are seldom required to commute between campuses on the same day. There are occasional evening classes, but most courses are offered during the day.

You must have continuous physical residency in Kansas for at least 365 days prior to the first day of class. Please reference the Office of the University Registrar’s website for the residency policy.

All students are expected to have good command of the English language. All students that identify as non-native English speakers (regardless of country of origin) must provide proof of English proficiency. Please review the English proficiency requirements for a full list of the ways applicants may demonstrate proficiency.

Some students reside near one campus, but others choose housing they feel is halfway between campuses or on major routes between campuses. Designated student parking is available on both campuses with the purchase of one parking sticker.

No. This is a campus-based degree program.

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