Sep 23, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Audiology, AuD Professional Doctorate


Associate Professor Davidow, Graduate Program Director, 516-463-4582

The Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences  Department, in cooperation with Adelphi and St. John’s Universities, offers a professional doctorate in audiology (AuD). 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. . The audiology program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Students enrolled in the program are required to complete a minimum of 86 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.

Admission Requirements


Requirements for matriculation in the AuD program include a minimum GPA of 3.0, satisfactory GRE scores, two 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.

Advisement


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.

Graduation


Students will receive a diploma from their home institution upon successful completion of the AuD degree requirements. The diploma will note that the degree was awarded in conjunction with the two other universities in the consortium.

Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 86


Consistent with the 2012 Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) described by ASHA, the program of study for the AuD consists of a minimum of 86 post-baccalaureate semester credit-hours of academic course work including a minimum of 12 months’ full-time equivalent of supervised clinical practicum in the requisite areas of foundations of practice, prevention/identification, assessment, (re)habilitation, advocacy/consultation, and education/research/administration.

Plan of Study


Level I


Level II


Level III


Level IV


Course Semester Hours
AUD 570 - Clinical Externship in Audiology  (summer) 1
AUD 570 - Clinical Externship in Audiology  (fall) 1
AUD 570 - Clinical Externship in Audiology  (spring) 1
TOTAL 3

Total Credits for Program: 86

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:

Course Semester Hours
SPCH 005A - Phonetics 3
SPCH 006 - Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanisms 3
SPCH 008 - Introduction to Hearing Science 3
SPCH 102A - Normal Language Development 3
SPCH 103 - Introduction to Speech Science 3
SPCH 131 - Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
SPCH 137 - Introduction to Audiology 3

Additional requirements include courses in the following areas:

  • Physics/Chemistry
  • Biological sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Statistics