California’s only accelerated Doctor of Audiology program.

Pacific's Doctor of Audiology (AuD) is a three-year accelerated degree offered on our state-of-the-art campus in the heart of San Francisco. Our talented group of full-time faculty prepares students for lifelong success through exceptional hands-on education. While in the program, students will gain rich and diverse clinical experiences through our vast network of internship and rotation sites, as well as our onsite audiology clinic.

Live out your passion as an Audiologist, by improving quality of life and connecting people to the world of sound.

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The Audiology department strives to prepare reflective audiologists for lifelong success by providing an excellent student-centered, experiential learning environment. Our students are mentored in developing professionalism, leadership, critical thinking skills, and a strong commitment to their profession and society. The programs are developed in accordance with state and national accreditation standards and guidelines to ensure that graduates provide exemplary professional practice throughout their careers.

A Rewarding Career

Audiology is a low-stress and highly rewarding career. As an Audiologist, you can help a wide variety of patients including:

  • Aging patients suffering from hearing loss
  • Infant patients in need of diagnosis and treatment
  • Families supporting those with hearing and balance issues

Program Highlights

  • Pacific's Doctor of Audiology program was the first in Northern California.
  • It is one of four accelerated programs in the country, and the only one in California.
  • A strong and cohesive group of full-time faculty with areas of expertise covering a wide variety of the topics within the scope of practice of audiology.
A Growing Field
A Career that Makes an Impact

According to the U.S Department of Labor, audiology jobs are expected to grow by 13% from 2019-2029, much faster than average. Due to hearing loss associated with aging, the demand for audiologists is expected to rise as the U.S. population continues to age.

Monika Sharma, a doctor of audiology student in San Francisco, June 21, 2017.
Student Testimonial
Natalie Seilko

Meet Audiology student Natalie Seilko '22

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at University of the Pacific has received a five-year accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and a ten-year accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). Learn more about the accreditation process.

About University of the Pacific

University of the Pacific's San Francisco Campus is a state-of-the-art home of learning, teaching, patient care and research. The campus features flexible learning environments, cutting-edge health clinics, research labs and communal spaces. Conveniently located in the South of Market district, the campus is close to all major public transportation options, including BART, Muni and CalTrain. Built to LEED Gold standards, the campus supports overall environmental health.