Doctor of Audiology Program Details

Career options for audiologists

Graduates of the Rush University Doctor of audiology program have a 100 percent employment rate within 12 months of graduation. Graduates accept competitive positions in the Chicago area and across the country.

Employment of audiologists is expected to grow 34 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University Medical Center integrates outstanding graduate education, superior patient care, excellence in research and scholarship, and service to diverse communities.


The clinical and graduate education programs of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences will be recognized as among the best in the United States.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, student will:

  • Demonstrate advanced problem solving/critical thinking competencies by passing comprehensive exams in the four content areas.
  • Attain a Level 3 on all 12 core clinical professional skills as assessed by the Record of Skill Performance.
  • Demonstrate behavioral diagnostic assessment skills with adult patients with a rating of Level V (consistent) as measured by Record of Skill Performance.
  • Exhibit competent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by successful completion of the Investigative Project.
  • Demonstrate improved cultural competence as measured by the Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) via pre and post measurement.
  • Demonstrate analytic and integration skills by successful completion of the comprehensive Formative Assessment Inventory.

CDS Strategic Plan

Communication Disorders and Sciences Strategic Plan 2017-2022

Doctor of Audiology Accreditation summary

The doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at Rush 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Student Academy of Audiology

Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-6864


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