Careers in Audiology

Audiologists work in a variety of different work settings including:

  • Offices of other health practitioners
  • Offices of physicians
  • Hospitals: state, local and private
  • Educational services: state, local and private
  • Health and personal care stores
  • Universities and research institutes
  • Hearing device manufacturers

Clinical competency certifications are offered by American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and American Board of Audiology. Most states also require audiology and/or hearing aid dispensing licenses to practice audiology.

Accelerated Doctor of Audiology Program

NIU will be moving exclusively to a three-year Doctor of Audiology program beginning in summer 2023. The four-year Doctor of Audiology program is no longer an option for newly admitted students. The last cohort of the four-year program began in fall 2022.

The three-year program is an accelerated version of the curriculum which consists of two full years of academic coursework and integrated clinical experiences followed by an external clinical practicum year.

Tuition News

NIU has eliminated the more expensive out-of-state tuition rate for both undergraduate and graduate students, making it financially easier for you to take advantage of our excellent programs.

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