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Doctor of Audiology in San Francisco

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The Doctor of Audiology program is the only three-year accelerated program in California. Students with a bachelor's degree in any major and an interest in the profession of audiology are encouraged to apply. While in the program, students will gain rich and diverse clinical experiences through the onsite audiology clinic, nearby medical and audiology centers as well as the audiology clinic in Stockton. This program is offered at Pacific's new state-of-the-art campus in the SoMa district of San Francisco.

Mission

The mission of the Audiology department is 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. These efforts are assisted by the department's commitment to professional growth through clinical practice, scholarly activity, and service to the profession and the community. 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.

Program Highlights

  • Pacific's Doctor of Audiology program is 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.

Rewarding Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, "Employment of audiologists is expected to grow by 37% from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Hearing loss increases as people age, so an aging population is likely to increase demand for audiologists. The early identification and diagnosis of hearing disorders in infants also will spur employment growth. Advances in hearing aid design, such as the reduction of feedback and a smaller size, may make the devices more appealing as a means to minimize hearing loss, leading to more demand for the audiologists who provide hearing aids."

Accreditation

The program has been awarded candidacy status by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and "developing status" by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE). See the program accreditation status link for further details of the accreditation process.

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