School of Audiology | About Us

The School of Audiology offers an accelerated three-year professional curriculum leading to a doctor of audiology (AuD) degree.

The mission of the School of Audiology is uncompromising: to graduate audiologists who are clinically outstanding, committed to lifelong learning, and prepared for professional and community engagement and leadership throughout their professional careers.

Aiming for Excellence

The primary goal of the School of Audiology is to graduate outstanding audiologists, ready to assume autonomous professional responsibilities in a variety of practice settings, including private practices, medical centers and clinics, and other diverse settings.

To achieve this goal, the faculty members strive to offer a curriculum that prepares students across the audiology scope of practice through a combination of rigorous, didactic courses and critical clinical experiences that work together to integrate comprehensive knowledge and skills. The curriculum is further enhanced with a rich framework of collegial inter professional collaboration, evidence driven practice, highly professional and ethical behavior, and a team-based learning environment that supports critical thinking and professional communication.

As a school, we are committed to fostering among our students a spirit of life-long professional learning, a commitment to service, and a desire to contribute to the advancement of the profession. Further, as part of our mission, we are also committed to developing healthcare programs that serve underserved communities and improve the lives of those in our region.

Pacific EarClinic

The School of Audiology now offers limited audiology clinical services on a part-time basis through its new on-campus audiology clinic — the Pacific EarClinic — to enhance and support the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree program. More information will be shared as we develop and expand this critical component to our educational mission to prepare outstanding audiologists. To learn more about the Pacific EarClinic or to make an appointment, call 503-352-2692.

Equitable Treatment for All

The School of Audiology, along with the entire Pacific University community, is committed to providing equitable treatment for all — students, faculty, staff, patients, colleagues, community members, visitors, and all other constituents and guests. As part of that commitment, we are pleased to share the university’s non-discrimination policy:

Pacific University - Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of sex, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, age, religious preference, or disabled veteran or Vietnam Era status in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other classification protected under state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, 503-352-2215.

In the News

February 2014, The Hearing Journal: "Editorial: So Many Ears and So Few Audiologists"
November 2013, Portland Tribune: "Pacific students bring services in house"
August 2012, OregonLive: "Pacific University's School of Audiology closes in on inaugural school year"
April 2012, The Hearing Journal: "Is the Road to an AuD Worth the Trip?"
April 2012, Hearing Review: "'Audiologist' Named Again in the Top 10 Best Jobs List for 2012"
September 2011, "Victoria Keetay to direct Pacific University's new School of Audiology"