Audiology - Au.D. and Ph.D.
|DESCRIPTION:||The Doctor of Audiology is a professional doctorate that prepares students as competent audiologists. Graduates are independent professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.
The Ph.D. program in Audiology provides the student with a strong theoretical background and research competencies in communication processes and/or disorders.
|Official transcript(s), GRE, goal statement and two letters of recommendation.|
|Au.D.: The curriculum is a continuous 48-month post baccalaureate course of study designed to integrate classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. All students attend full-time and take the same courses in appropriate sequence. The emphasis of the program is on the principles and practices underlying evaluation, treatment and provision of hearing care services.
For progression and graduation, students must meet the following degree requirements:
Specific school requirements include completion of 45 semester hours of precandidacy graduate work beyond the master’s degree and acceptable performance on a written and oral comprehensive examination.
Students who have not completed a master’s thesis are required to complete and defend a research project prior to taking their comprehensive examination.
The 45 semester hours of precandidacy study consists of 24 hours in a major area of focus, 15 hours in two minor areas of focus, and 6 semester hours of research tool courses.
|CANDIDACY:||Students may be admitted to the Ph.D. Program on a part-time basis; however, students must also meet a residency requirement of two consecutive semesters of fulltime enrollment prior to acceptance into candidacy.
After completion of coursework, students take the candidacy examinations, consisting of both written and oral portions. The written portion entails 16 hours of writing on material studied within the major and minors. The oral portion occurs two to four weeks later and can cover information on any topic in addition to those covered on the written portion. Successful completion of these examinations culminates in "admission to candidacy" and allows the candidate to begin work on the dissertation.
|Although competence in reading a foreign language is not universally required of all students in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, it may be required where the dissertation research demands it.
|ACCREDITATION:||Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology