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OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 [Archived Catalog]

Audiology - AUD

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Doctor of Audiology

Audiology – AU5317

Division of Communication Sciences and Disorders
School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences
Grover Center W218
Athens, OH 45701-2979
Fax: 740.593.0287

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms 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 in audiology. Opportunities will also be available for those who seek national certification. 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.


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

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • appraise research in the discipline.
  • demonstrate professional behaviors when interacting with key stakeholders.
  • identify appropriate diagnostic tools and procedures for a child client.
  • identify appropriate diagnostic tools and procedures for an adult client.
  • identify appropriate treatment techniques and procedures for a child client.
  • identify appropriate treatment techniques and procedures for an adult client.

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.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/chsp/rehab/communication-sciences/doctor-clinical-audiology

Admission Requirements

  • 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.

Graduation Requirements

Complete 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.

Course Requirements

Complete the following course requirements:

Elective Courses

A total of 9 graduate hours of elective courses. Electives must be approved by an academic advisor.

Graded Practicum

A total of 17 hours of graded practicum over seven semesters:

Credit Practicum

A total of 12 hours of credit practicum over seven semesters:


Other Requirements

Completion of a minimum of 12 months full-time equivalent clinical experience over the course of the program, completion of a minimum of 1,820 supervised clinical hours including 25 observation hours, passing score on the comprehensive written and practical examination year 2, and an official score report on the NTE (PRAXIS) exam are required.

Culminating Experience

Students must complete and publicly present a research project during year three. Beginning summer of the third year or fall of fourth year, the student will complete a full-time clinical externship.

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