Doctor of Audiology

General Information


Students at Graduation The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) serves either as preparation for professional clinical audiology, including certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), or as preparation for graduate study leading to the PhD degree. The AuD program provides a broad range of basic science courses and specialized offerings emphasizing assessment, intervention, and prevention techniques used with patients of all ages who have hearing or balance-related disorders. Students are prepared for careers as clinicians in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice and community clinics. Clinical practicum opportunities occur at the on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic and many affiliated ENT clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, and hospitals. Within this framework, students must meet the academic and practicum requirements for national certification (the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology [CCC-A] awarded by ASHA) and Alabama State Licensure. The AuD program typically extends for 11 academic semesters including two semesters of clinical externship. Assistantships are available annually on a competitive basis. Applications for admission and assistantships are accepted after November 1 with enrollment beginning in the Fall Semester only. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 15. Specific information about the AuD. Program is available from the department.
 

Application Information

Students Studying and Talking around a tableApplications to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program requires four steps:

  1. Complete the application process online through the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service for Clinical Education in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CSDCAS). 
     
    Applications must be complete by January 15.
    Applicants are responsible for verifying that all reference forms and official transcripts have been received by CSDCAS.
     
  2. Send your GRE scores to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of South Alabama, school code 2691.

  3. Submit the $75.00 administration fee directly to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology by the application deadline, January 15th. You may pay this fee using the following link: 
    Pay online - $75.00 fee

  4. Submit the $500.00 matriculation fee directly to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology when you accept an offer of admission. To hold your seat in the class, this fee must be paid within 24 hours of acceptance of an admission offer. You may pay this fee using the following link: 
    Pay online - $500.00 fee

 

Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

Please see the USA Bulletin for Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions
 

MSSLP and AuD Student Outcomes Data

Below are the employment rate, Praxis Exam pass rate, and the program completion rate outcomes for the past 5 years. Our graduates from both programs continue to find employment in varied settings including outpatient medical facilities, hospitals, government agencies, public and private schools, outpatient rehabilitation facilities, and private practice.

Employment Rates

  Speech Pathology Audiology
Period Percentage Percentage
2017 100% (20/20) 91% (10/11)
2016 100% (20/20) 100% (9/9)
2015 100% (20/20) 100% (10/10)
2014 100% (22/22) 100% (7/7)
2013 100% (21/21) 100% (5/5)

 

Praxis II Exam (National Certification Exam) Pass Rates

  Speech Pathology Audiology
Period Percentage Percentage
2017 100% (20/20) 91% (10/11)
2016 100% (20/20) 100% (9/9)
2015 100% (20/20) 100% (10/10)
2014 100% (22/22) 100% (7/7)
2013 100% (21/21) 100% (5/5)

 

Program Completion Rates

  Speech Pathology Audiology
Period Percentage Percentage
2017 100% (20/20) 100% (11/11)
2016 100% (20/20) 100% (9/9)
2015 100% (20/20) 91% (10/11)
2014 100% (22/22) 88% (7/8)
2013 95% (21/22) 83% (5/6)

 

Accreditation

The doctoral program (Doctor of Audiology) education program in Audiology at the University of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the FAQs for answers to General Admission Questions.


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