Clinical Audiology, Combined Doctor of Audiology and Doctor of Philosophy (Au.D./Ph.D.)

Doctoral students are required to complete 110 credits including 78 credits of coursework and 32 credits of Clinical Registration Requirements. Students must also successfully pass the comprehensive exams.

The Dual-degree (Au.D./Ph.D.) program requires 60 credit hours of graduate coursework, 6 credit hours of pre-candidacy research, 12 credit hours of dissertation research, 14 credit hours of clinical practicum registration, and 18 credit hours of full-time clinical internship registration, for a total of 110 credit hours. The Dual-degree program is designed to meet requirements specified in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and in the Handbook for Board Certification in Audiology of the American Board of Audiology. The program also meets all requirements of the Graduate School. Ph.D. students must develop an individual study plan with the approval of a faculty Program Planning Committee, pass comprehensive examinations, and complete a dissertation and oral defense. Full-time students are expected to complete the program in approximately 6 years. Students will earn an Au.D. degree on the way to the Ph.D. degree after they have successfully completed academic coursework, pre-candidacy research, clinical practicum, the 4th-year clinical externship, and comprehensive examinations. The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences also offers the traditional Doctor of Philosophy degree, with major emphasis in either speech, language or hearing, for those students seeking careers in research or higher education without clinical training. For information about the Ph.D. in Hearing and Speech Sciences, please see HESP.

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
HESP600Instrumentation in Hearing and Speech Sciences3
HESP634Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems3
HESP722Psychoacoutics3
HESP724Research Design3
HESP606Basic Hearing Measurements3
HESP630Electrophysiological Measurements3
HESP632Medical Audiology3
HESP635Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation3
HESP636Geriatric Audiology3
HESP645Pediatric Audiology3
HESP700Hearing Aids3
HESP701Hearing Aids II3
HESP706Advanced Clinical Audiology3
HESP730Vestibular-ocular Assessment and Management (Electrophysiologic Measures II)3
BIOL600Ethics in Scientific Research2
Select one of the following:6
Quantitative Research Methods I
and General Linear Models I
Quantitative Methods I
and Quantitative Methods II
Electives10
HESP898Pre-Candidacy Research6
Clinical Registration Requirements:
HESP649Clinical Practice in Audiology (HESP649A - Diagnostic Procedures)8
HESP649Clinical Practice in Audiology (HESP649B - Aural Rehabilitation)2
HESP729Advanced Clinical Practice in Audiology4
HESP829Clinical Internship Residency18
Dissertation Research Requirements
HESP899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits110