Directory of Graduate Education in Acoustics

The Acoustical Society's Committee on Education in Acoustics has been given responsibility for gathering data on the status of acoustics education. This activity has resulted in the publication since 1970 of five listings of universities in the United States and Canada which provide graduate opportunities in at least one area of acoustics. The most recent forms the basis for this online directory, which is now being expanded to include programs offered by universities outside the U.S. and Canada.

This directory was complied from responses to a notice in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, as well as to inquiries sent to individuals who were listed in the previous edition of the directory. Information was requested on activity within 17 areas of acoustics, with the name of at least one individual who is personally cognizant of the activity within each acoustics program area and may be contacted for more detailed information. For may institutions, names are included for all faculty who are involved with acoustics graduate courses and/or research. Note that a cross on the university listing indicates that the doctoral degree is not awarded. Although an entry presumably indicates that formal courses are offered and there is ongoing graduate thesis research, the exact meaning of "graduate program" was left to the interpretation of each person who provided information included in this directory.

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Disciplines (select one or more):

 Acoustical Oceanography
 Acoustical Signal Processing
 Animal Bioacoustics
 Architectural Acoustics
 Engineering Acoustics
 Musical Acoustics
 Noise and Noise Control
 Physical Acoustics
 Physiological Acoustics
 Psychological Acoustics
 Structural Acoustics and Vibration
 Underwater Sound