Doctor of Audiology

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Program Overview

The School of Graduate Studies in the Health Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a Doctor of Audiology Program. Students in this program will gain necessary skills to improve patient outcomes, develop leaders, and increase research activity in the field of audiology. Specifically, graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical proficiency in the assessment and management treatment of medically complex pediatric and adult patients with varying hearing and balance disorders
  • Lead multi-disciplinary teams to plan, coordinate, and implement best patient care practices
  • Integrate research, knowledge, and clinical experiences
  • Present clinical research, case studies, and outcome data in a clear and concise manner via written and oral communication
  • Develop innovative and creative approaches to patient assessment and treatment
  • Understand and apply the principles of ethical, culturally competent, and professional conduct

Why choose UMMC?

The AuD program at UMMC features:

  • Nationally recognized faculty with specialties including:
    • Pediatric diagnostics and (re)habilitation
    • Adult diagnostics and amplification
    • Cochlear implants
    • Tinnitus and hyperacusis
    • Electrophysiology
    • Intra-operative monitoring
    • Vestibular assessment and management
  • Competitive tuition with discounted 4th year
  • 92 credit hour program curriculum
  • Over 1800 Clinical Hours prior to graduation
  • Foundations in anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology offered in collaboration with the UMMC Graduate School
  • 3rd year capstone project presented during SGSHS research day
  • Opportunity to participant in basic science and clinical research
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)+ AuD Program track option (highlights of PhD Program)

Click the links below for more information regarding the specifics of this degree program:

Some other important Graduate Studies documents may be found here

If you have additional questions that are not answered above, contact:

Table of contact information for program director and associate director
Christopher Spankovich, AuD, PhDChristopher Spankovich, AuD, PhD, MPH
Director, Doctor of Audiology Program
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
University of Mississippi Medical Center
2500 N. State St.
Jackson, MS 39216
(601) 984-4558 
Portrait of Dr. Sarah FaucetteSarah Faucette, AuD, PhD
Associate Director, Doctor of Audiology Program
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
2500 North State Street
Jackson MS 39216
(601) 984-5167