Sep 23, 2017
Professor Ferrand, Graduate Program Director, (516) 463-5508
The Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences Department, in cooperation with Adelphi and St. John’s Universities, offers a professional doctorate in audiology (Au.D). This is a four-year, post-baccalaureate program with an integrated curriculum across the three institutions. The primary objective of the program is to produce highly skilled practitioners who are competent to perform the wide variety of diagnostic, remedial, and other critical services within the scope of practice for audiologists.
Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a minimum of 89 semester hours of post-baccalaureate study. A comprehensive examination must be successfully completed at the end of Level 2 in order to progress to Level 3. A second comprehensive examination is administered at the end of Level 3. Students participate in practicum experiences every semester through Level 3. During the fourth year students complete a full-time externship.
The curriculum includes advanced course work in vestibular assessment, hearing aid technology, early intervention, and electrophysiology. In addition to classes being scheduled during traditional semesters, a variety of instructional formats such as intensive one to eight week institutes and weekend workshops may be offered.
Requirements for matriculation in the Au.D. program include a minimum GPA of 3.0, satisfactory GRE scores, three academic letters of reference, and a 300-word essay describing why the applicant wants to pursue a doctoral degree. An interview with the Audiology Faculty Council is also required.
The Audiology Faculty Council, composed of academic and clinical faculty and staff of each participating institution, makes recommendations for admission to the home institution. Requests by applicants for a specific home institution will be honored, if possible. In order to balance the enrollment among the participating schools, the Council may assign students to a different school than the one requested.
The home institution is responsible for maintaining student transcripts and providing advisement. The clinical coordinator monitors each student’s ASHA certification and New York state licensing requirements. Each student is assigned a faculty adviser who monitors the student’s knowledge and skills acquisition and progress through the program. The Audiology Faculty Council meets regularly to discuss students’ progress and performance.
Students will receive a diploma from their home institution upon
successful completion of the Au.D. degree requirements. The diploma
will note that the degree was awarded in conjunction with the two other
universities in the consortium.
Prerequisite Course Work
Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a major area other than communication sciences and disorders will be required to complete prerequisite course work that includes but is not limited to the following areas prior to admission:
SPCH 5A - Phonetics, 3 s.h.
SPCH 6 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanisms, 3 s.h.
SPCH 8 - Introduction to Hearing Science, 3 s.h.
SPCH 102A - Normal Language Development, 3 s.h.
SPCH 103 - Introduction to Speech Science, 3 s.h.
SPCH 131 - Introduction to Communication Disorders, 3 s.h.
SPCH 134 - Clinical Methods in Speech and Hearing, 3 s.h.
SPCH 137- Introduction to Audiology, 3 s.h.
In addition, in order to fulfill ASHA requirements, students who have not done so must complete the following undergraduate course work by the time they graduate:
Physical sciences, 3 s.h.
Statistics/mathematics, 3 s.h.
Biological sciences, 3 s.h.
Social sciences, 6 s.h.