School of Health Professions


Candace Hicks; Program Director

In the fall of 2000, the Department of Communication Disorders at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center was approved for the first Doctor of Audiology program in Texas in the twenty-first century. Presently, we have approximately 35-40 students enrolled in our doctoral program. The history of our program is to keep the size of each class small enough so that students benefit from individualized mentoring from faculty. At the same time, our students enjoy clinical experiences all across the United States in local school districts, major medical centers, in conjunction with physician practices, in independent private practices and industrial settings.

Our faculty have a wide variety of research and clinical interests: psychoacoustics, balance function, cochlear implants, amplification, signal processing, educational audiology, rehabilitation and counseling audiology, and selective auditory attention.This diversity offers unique perspectives in the field of audiology and access to a wealth of information and clinical/applied practice for our students.

The program is located in the heart of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The 15,000 sq. ft. facility provides the most up-to-date facilities available for both patients and students. We also share close collaborations with the departments at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech University.

We invite you to come visit us at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Meet our faculty. Talk with our students. See why we're committed to being at the forefront of audiology education.

Student Outcome Data
Academic Year Praxis Pass Rate Program Completion Rate Within expected time frame Program Completion Rate: Total* Employment Rate
4/5 (80%)
9/11 (82%)
9/11 (82%)
9/9 (100%)
9/10 (90%)
11/12 (92%)
12/12 (100%)
11/12 (91%)
10/11 (90%)
7/10 (70%)
7/10 (70%)
7/7 (100%)
The doctoral (Au.D.) education program in audiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center 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.