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About the Program

Pacific’s Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) educational program offers a streamlined path for aspiring Audiologists who are eager to enter the workforce. We welcome applicants with a passion for hearing and a Bachelor’s degree in any major. From their very first day, our students are immersed in a student-centered learning experience and hands-on clinical education. Classes are conducted on the ultra-modern San Francisco campus surrounded by the city’s SoMa district.

Growing Demand

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 11% growth in Audiologist employment from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average across all occupations. This increase can be attributed to the prevalence of hearing loss in an aging population and advancements in hearing aid technology, amplifying the demand for audiology services. Additionally, the emphasis on early detection and treatment of hearing disorders in infants and young children will further boost demand.

Three-year accelerated program

Located in vibrant downtown
San Francisco 

Committed to diversity and inclusion

On-campus audiology clinic

Why choose Audiology at Pacific?
  • As the first accredited Au.D. program in Northern California, we have an established network of world class medical center internship and externship placements.
  • The accelerated program allows you to begin employment after 3 years of education; 100% employment rate after graduation.
  • Expert team of full-time faculty provide personalized clinical and academic education, with the option to participate, present and publish with our research faculty.
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About the Audiology Program

Student Outcome Data

Student achievement measures from the last most recently completed academic years are made available to the public using the following metrics:
  • On-time program completion rates
  • Praxis examination pass rates of test-takers
  • Employment rates of graduates

Student Outcome Data

 

Pacific’s Audiology staff and faculty are at the top of their field and are here to guide you.

Gabriella Musacchia, Department Chair, Program Director

Joe Hu, Vice-Chair, Director of Clinical Education

Gail Amornpongchai, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinic Director (Stockton)

Julia Chung, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinic Director (San Francisco)

Fadi Najem, Assistant Professor

Celia Zhang, Assistant Professor

Melanie Rosenblatt, Clinical Assistant Professor

Munirah Awad, Clinical Assistant Professor

 

Maria Petersen, Program Services Administrator

Shantelle Bishop, Clinical Coordinator

Iris McCollum, Audiology Assistant

Cherry Henson, Administrative Assistant

Meet an Audiology student
Natalie Sienko ’22
Meet an Audiology student
Jaynelle Garcia ’21

To empower aspiring audiologists to achieve the highest quality of education in an accelerated timeframe. We emphasize  academic excellence, student-centered learning, holistic patient care, community service, and innovation in research. Our graduates are highly skilled, forward-thinking professionals who advance the field of audiology and provide exceptional care to individuals with hearing and balance disorders.

The strategic plan for Pacific’s Department of Audiology integrates educational enhancements, research excellence and robust community engagement, aiming for holistic healthcare education and research leadership. It plans to adapt to evolving accreditation standards, enhance curriculum and strengthen faculty and partnerships. With a focus on community outreach and patient satisfaction, it aligns with health sciences and audiology standards. Sustainable funding and national recognition are targeted, positioning the program as a leader in addressing health disparities and setting benchmarks in audiology education and community service.

Graduates of the Doctor of Audiology program will demonstrate:

Comprehensive knowledge of audiology theories, principles, and practices. Benchmarks are high academic performance and successful completion of coursework that aligns with accreditation standards.

Clinical competence, including the ability to assess, diagnose, and treat individuals with hearing and balance disorders. Graduates meet or exceed all clinical education accreditation standards.

Professionalism and ethical behavior in audiological practice, adhering to the highest ethical standards in patient care and research.

Engagement in research activities, such as designing experiments, conducting studies, and presenting findings, contributing to the advancement and understanding of evidence-based audiological knowledge.

Accreditation Statements
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The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at University of the Pacific is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20191  (703) 226-1056, https://acaeaccred.org, for the period of April 1, 2018 – April 30, 2028.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at University of the Pacific 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.

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Audiology Admissions

Read our Admissions information for everything you need to know about prerequisites, how to apply, and more.

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Non-Discrimination Disclosure

The Program is an equal opportunity institution of higher learning and is firmly committed to nondiscrimination in its delivery of educational services and employment practices. In compliance with all applicable federal and state laws, such decisions will be made irrespective of the individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except for minors), sex, marital status, citizenship status, military service status, sexual orientation, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic condition), disability and/or any other status protected by law. For further information, please see the University’s policy

Contact Us

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Audiology

155 Fifth St.
San Francisco, CA 94103