In order to become a practicing audiologist, students must obtain a clinical doctorate (Au.D). The well-rounded program at UNT allows students to gain valuable research experience by working with faculty members on various projects. The department maintains laboratories for research, clinical treatment rooms, a clinic library, a student workroom and a computer lab. Doctoral students will complete 2,000 clock hours of clinical training and 70 academic hours of coursework during the first three years of the program. The fourth year of the program consists of a yearlong externship in clinical training. Students will benefit from opportunities in research and clinical practice because of the solid network UNT has developed throughout the Metroplex and across the United States.