Clinical Audiology, Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

The Au.D. curriculum meets requirements specified in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, as well as those required for Board Certification in Audiology from the American Board of Audiology.Doctoral students are required to complete 93 credits including 61 credits of coursework and 32 credits of Clinical Registration requirements. 

Clinical registration requirements include 14 credit hours of clinical practicum registration, and 18 credit hours of full-time clinical internship registration. Full-time students are expected to complete the program in four years.

Advance to Candidacy: In addition to completing the coursework requirements, students must successfully pass comprehensive exams administered during the first three years of the program, as well as complete a four-credit doctoral capstone research project in order to advance to candidacy by the end of their third year in the program. 

Post-Candidacy:  Students complete 18 credits in a clinical internship residency.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
HESP600Instrumentation in Hearing and Speech Sciences3
HESP634Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems3
HESP724Research Design3
HESP615Counseling in Communicative Disorders3
HESP606Basic Hearing Measurements3
HESP630Electrophysiological Measurements3
HESP632Medical Audiology3
HESP645Pediatric Audiology3
HESP704Audiology Practice Management3
HESP700Hearing Aids3
HESP701Hearing Aids II3
HESP706Advanced Clinical Audiology3
HESP710Industrial and Environmental Noise Problems3
HESP730Vestibular-ocular Assessment and Management (Electrophysiologic Measures II)3
HESP732Hearing Aids Lab1
HESP733 (Hearing Aids Lab II)1
HESP712Cochlear Implants and Other Implantable Technologies3
HESP734Basic Hearing Measurement Laboratory1
HESP735Hearing, Aging, and Public Health3
EDMS645Quantitative Research Methods I3
or PSYC601 Quantitative Methods I
HESP849Capstone Research Project I2
HESP859Capstone Research Project II2
Clinical Registration Requirements:
HESP649Clinical Practice in Audiology (HESP649A - Diagnostic Procedures)8
HESP649Clinical Practice in Audiology (HESP649B - Aural Rehabilitation)1
HESP729Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology4
HESP731Seminar in Clinical Supervision1
HESP829Clinical Internship Residency18
Total Credits93