May 19, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2019-20 [Archived Catalog]

Audiology - AUD

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Degree Title and Name:  Doctor of Audiology

Program Name and Number:  Audiology – AU5317

Department/Unit: School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Term(s) of Entry: Fall

Program Overview:  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.

This four-year audiology program provides the academic and clinical experiences necessary for professional licensure and certification. The 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. 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 supervised externship during the summer of the third year and fall and spring of 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.

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 Joint 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.

Program Learning Outcomes:

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

Opportunities for Graduates:  Potential employment settings include hospitals, private and group practice, health care facilities, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, and industry.

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Graduation Requirements:  A total of 109 credit hours of approved graduate course with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and completion of CSD and ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) prerequisites.

  1. Required courses:51 hours of CSD requirements (16 courses), with no grade below a “C”:
    • CSD 6010 - Research Methods (3)
    • CSD 6030 - Neuroscience of Communication (3)
    • CSD 6270 - Medical Aspects of Auditory Disorders (3)
    • CSD 6730 - Diagnostic Audiology (3)
    • CSD 6731 - Advanced Diagnostic Audiology (3)
    • CSD 6740 - Hearing Aids (3)
    • CSD 6749 - Electrophysiologic Assessment (3)
    • CSD 6751 - Advanced Electrophysiologic Assessment (3)
    • CSD 6770 - Advanced Hearing Science (3)
    • CSD 7620 - Rehabilitative Audiology (3)
    • CSD 7630 - Pediatric/Educational Audiology (3)
    • CSD 7680 - Noise Exposure and Hearing Conservation (3)
    • CSD 7700 - Cochlear Implants (3)
    • CSD 7750 - Advanced Hearing Aids (3)
    • CSD 7850 - Balance Function Assessment (3)
    • CSD 8949 - Research Practicum in Audiology (3) (taken 2 semester for 6 cr total)
  2. EDRE 7200 - Educational Statistics (or equivalent) (4)
  3. Total of nine graduate hours of electives (each elective must be approved by an academic advisor)
  4. Total of 17 hours of graded practicum over seven semesters
    • CSD 6351 - Professional Education in Audiology 1 (2)
    • CSD 7352 - Professional Education in Audiology II (3)
    • CSD 7950 - Integrated Clinical Education (1)
    • CSD 8351 - Professional Education in Audiology III (2)
      The typical sequence is:
      Fall – CSD 6351 (2), CSD 7352 (3), CSD 7950 (1), CSD 8351 (2)
      Spring – CSD 6351 (2), CSD 7352 (3), CSD 8351 (2)
      Summer – CSD 6351 (2)
  5. Total of 12 hours of credit practicum over seven semesters
    • CSD 6921 - Audiology Practicum I (1-2)
    • CSD 7921 - Audiology Practicum II (1-3)
    • CSD 8921 - Audiology Practicum III (1-3)
    • The typical sequence is:
      Fall – CSD 6921 (1), CSD 7921 (2), CSD 8921 (2)
      Spring – CSD 6921 (1), CSD 7921 (2), CSD 8921 (2)
      Summer – CSD 6921 (2)
  6. Total of 4 credit hours of clinical externship during second summer semester
    • CSD 7910 - Clinical Externship in Audiology (4):
    • Full-time clinical externship:Total of 12 credit hours semesters over three semesters
    • CSD 8910 - Full-time Audiology Externship (4):
  7. Satisfaction of ASHA clinical requirements for meeting certification
  8. Completion of 1,820 clinical hours including 25 observation hours
  9. Official Score Report on the NTE (PRAXIS) exam

Students taking the normal load of courses will be in residence on the Athens campus for three academic years. Students take courses during summer of year 1 and they go on an externship during summer of year 2. The 3-semester full-time clinical externships begin the summer of year 3.  

Culminating Experience: Completion and public presentation of a research project during year 3.  Begin summer of the third year or fall of the fourth year, the student will complete a full-time clinical externship.

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
  • English Proficiency
    • Non-native speakers of English must demonstrate by submitting official test scores for either the  (TOEFL) or the (IELTS). Photocopies and/or faxes of English proficiency scores are not accepted.
    • Non-native speakers of English must also submit a recorded sample of spoken English.

Up to 8 hours of graduate-level coursework can be considered for transfer credit.

Complete application information and instructions can be found at: Au.D. Graduate Application Info & FAQ

International Students:  This program permits full-time enrollment in residence at Ohio University, and an I-20 may be issued based on admission to this program.


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