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Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

Audiology - AUD

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Degree Title: Doctor of Audiology

Program Name and Number(s): Audiology - AU5317

Department/Unit(s): School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus (AU5317)

Program Mission: The Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders is dedicated to excellence in research and teaching undergraduate and graduate students who will be successful in future academic study and employment.

Program Learning Objectives:

  • Students will be able to appraise research in the discipline.
  • Students will demonstrate professional behavior when interacting with key stakeholders.
  • Students will identify appropriate diagnostic tools and procedures for children and adults.
  • Students will identify appropriate treatment techniques and procedures for children and adults.

Program Overview:  Leading to professional certification in audiology, this four-year clinical program targets four areas of study and training in the first three years: didactic coursework for foundational knowledge and critical-thinking skills in the profession; professional clinical training for the application of knowledge in the classroom; direct patient contact in formal and closely supervised settings; and guided clinical research experiences in areas such as hearing aid technology and benefits, cochlear implants, psychophysics and signal processing, diagnostic audiology, otoacoustic emissions and physiological measures of the auditory system. We offer students access to state-of-the art facilities and equipment, a variety of clinical experiences, and mentored research experiences. The program includes a full-time, twelve month supervised externship in the fourth year.

Additional features of our program include the following:

  • The three components of the doctorate, including coursework, clinical practicum, and research training are integrated into a sequential program.
  • We offer ample and diverse clinical experiences in a variety of settings including a beautiful, well-equipped on-campus clinic located in the same building as the academic classrooms, research laboratories and faculty and staff offices.
  • Engagement with multicultural, multinational and multilingual students and faculty.
  • Dedicated personalized clinical supervision from seasoned clinicians.
  • Opportunities to engage in interdisciplinary and global health initiatives.
  • Upon completion of the program, candidates will provide comprehensive clinical services in the prevention, identification, assessment and treatment of individuals with disorders of hearing, balance, and other neural systems.
  • Our graduates will be able to function as administrators and advocates for the discipline.

Concentrations:  Clinical doctorate in audiology degree applicants who are interested in academic careers and who demonstrate potential for doctoral study may request consideration for admission to the Integrated Au.D./Ph.D. program. This program is designed for students who are certain they wish to pursue a Ph.D. and receive the Au.D. degree along the way. Upon completion of the program, the student will have completed the clinical doctorate of audiology and a doctorate of philosophy in hearing science. This allows for maximum efficiency overall and permits the student to pursue research and clinical training simultaneously, rather than sequentially. The purpose of this program is to nurture and guide students with excellent potential while integrating clinical doctorate and doctoral coursework, research and clinical experiences.

Opportunities for Graduates: The clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) degree at Ohio University provides numerous distinctive opportunities including ample and diverse clinical experiences and settings and a nationwide network of clinical externship sites.

Link to Program: http://www.ohio.edu/chsp/csd/academics/aud.cfm

Link to Program Handbook: Graduate Handbook

Graduation Requirements:

  1. 102 credit hours of approved graduate course with a minimum GPA of 3.0
    1. Completion of CSD and ASHA prerequisites
    2. 50 hours of CSD requirements (16 courses)
    3. Complete statistics course EDRE 7200 or equivalent
    4. 9 graduate hours of approved electives
    5. 14 hours of graded practicum over 8 semesters
    6. 11 hours of credit practicum over 8 semesters
    7. Complete a 3 credit clinical externship during 2nd summer semester
    8. Complete 3 semesters of full-time clinical externships at a minimum of 2 credit hours each
  2. Satisfaction of ASHA clinical requirements for meeting certification
  3. Completion of 1820 clinical hours including 25 observation hours
  4. Official Score Report on the NTE (PRAXIS) exam

Admission Requirements:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Recommended  scores:  Verbal 45th percentile or above;  Quantitative 40th percentile or above;  Writing 50th percentile or above 
  • 3.0 minimum overall undergraduate grade point average
  • Completion of the CSDCAS Application
  • Completion of the Ohio University Graduate Application
  • Completion of ASHA Prerequisites:
    • Biological Science (General Biology or Human Biology or Human Anatomy and/or Physiology)
    • Physical Science (Physics or Chemistry)
    • Social/Behavioral Science (Psychology, Sociology or Cultural Anthropology)
  • Completion of CSD Prerequisites:
    • Introduction to Communication Disorders
    • Phonetics
    • Speech Science
    • Hearing Science
    • Anatomy/Physiology of Speech and Language
    • Basic Audiology
    • Language Development               
    • Sign Language I
  • International applicants must additionally submit an English proficiency score (TOEFL or IELTS) and a sample of spoken English
  • Complete application information and instructions can be found at: Au.D. Graduate School Application Information and Instructions

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