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Doctor of Audiology Program

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology


Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology

East Tennessee State University
Lamb Hall
P.O. Box 70643
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4272
Fax: (423) 439-4350

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The East Tennessee State University Doctor of Audiology program is a joint-program between ETSU and the Audiology Department at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home. 

The collaboration between facilities provides extensive educational and clinical opportunities for our doctoral students. The ETSU / VA faculty consists of 12 Ph.D. level, 3 Au.D. level, 2 Masters level audiologists, and several adjunct professors. In addition to the vast clinical possibilities, the curriculum offered in our program prepares students for the educational demands in all areas of Audiology.

Vision Statement

The Doctor of Audiology program will serve as a center for excellence, with a commitment to high quality professional education, translational research in audiology and in providing direct clinical services and community education and outreach programs. Through these activities, the program will strive to improve the quality of life for individuals affected by speech, language, hearing and balance challenges across the life span.

Mission Statement

To prepare students to be exceptional clinicians and lifelong learners, who provide evidence-based services and advocate for individuals with communication disorders and their families, and to become future leaders in the field of Audiology.

council on academic accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology logoThe doctoral (AuD) education program in Audiology at ETSU 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, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. The program completed a multi-year self-study that culminated with a site review in October, 2011. The most favorable outcome of such a review, which is re-accreditation for an 8-year period, was obtained.

Student Outcome Data: Program completion, praxis examination pass, and employment rates for the past three years

ETSU Doctor of Audiology Program Strategic Plan


  • Audiology Program Open House: Students interested in the ETSU Audiology graduate program are invited to attend one of our open houses. Audiology Open House (08/02/2017)

  • Congratulations to Ms. Julia McDowell (4th Yr AuD) for being selected for a coveted travel award to present her research on predictors of hearing aid benefit in veterans with PTSD at the annual International Hearing Aid Research meeting in Tahoe City, CA!
    • 07/26/2016
  • Congratulations to Ms. Brittany England (3rd Yr AuD), Ms. Aimee Johnson (3rd Yr AuD) and Ms. Katie Cardona (4th Yr AuD) for being awarded the prestigious Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Awards( ARTA) to attend the 2016ASHA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17–19. You guys make us proud!
    • 07/20/2016
  • Kudos to Ms. Aimee Johnson (3rd Yr AuD) for being awarded a very competitive scholarship from theSerotoma Club of Nashville.
    • 07/18/2016
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