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Program Mission and Goals, and Strategic Plan

Mission and Goals – Licensure Qualifying Program (AuD)

The mission of the Program is to prepare audiologists to:

a) Deliver evidence-based hearing and vestibular assessment and management services to the culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse population of the greater New York City metropolitan area.

b) Serve as advocates for persons with hearing and/or vestibular impairment.

c) Be active contributors to the clinical science that subserves audiology and to the continuing development of the profession.

The overall goal of the AuD Program is to provide students within New York City, New York State, and the nation with the highest quality academic preparation and with varied and enriched clinical experiences so as to prepare them to be highly qualified autonomous clinicians providing state-of-the-art services to individuals of all ages with hearing loss. More specific goals of the Program include:

a) Preparation of audiologists who will be able to meet the hearing health-care needs of the culturally, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse population of the greater NYC metropolitan area.

b) Preparation of audiologists, through a full-time, intensive health sciences doctoral program, for autonomous practice. Graduates will be capable of providing comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative audiologic services to individuals across the lifespan who have auditory and vestibular disorders.



The strategic plan was informed by the mission statements of the Graduate Center, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and the previous plan.
Mission of the CUNY Graduate School and University Center
The Graduate Center is located in the heart of Manhattan and set within the large and multi-campus City University of New York. It fosters advanced graduate education, original research and scholarship, innovative university-wide programs, and vibrant public events that draw upon and contribute to the complex communities of New York City and beyond. Through a broad range of nationally prominent doctoral programs, the Graduate School prepares students to be scholars, teachers, experts, and leaders in the academy, the arts, and in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. Committed to CUNY’s historic mission of educating the “children of the whole people,” we work to provide access to doctoral education for diverse groups of highly talented students, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education.

Click here to view the 2018 to 2022 Strategic Plan