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    Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

Audiology, Au.D.

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Also offered as Concurrent Degree

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College: Behavioral & Community Sciences
Department: Communication Science and Disorders

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The Au.D. is a four-year post-baccalaureate professional degree. The primary objective is to produce audiologists who are competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic, remedial, and other services associated with the practice of Audiology and who meet the standards mandated by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.


Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Admission Information

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

In addition to the USF Admission Application, applicants to the Au.D. Major are required to complete a CSDCAS application.

  • Three 3 letters of recommendation
  • A 1-2 page letter of intent
  • GRE scores with preferred scores at or above the 33rd percentile on both Verbal and Quantitative sections.
  • GRE writing with a preferred score of 4.00 or better
  • Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.

Curriculum Requirements

Total Minimum Hours - 120 credit hours

  • Core - 62 credit hours   
  • Practical Experience - 49 credit hours
  • Doctoral Project - 9 credit hours

General University requirements for graduate work must be fulfilled and a minimum of 120 hours of regularly scheduled academic course work and clinical practica at the graduate level designed to meet competencies set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Also required for graduation are the attainment of a “B-” or better in each graduate Audiology course, the attainment of clinical competence determined by a GPA of 3.00 in all clinical practica and academic coursework, satisfactory passage of annual comprehensive didactic and clinical oral examinations, and successful completion of an audiology doctoral project. A student with a bachelor’s degree in any field may enter the four-year post-baccalaureate program.  However, students who lack undergraduate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders may be required to add several courses to their graduate major.  A student with a master’s degree and State License in Audiology or the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) may be admitted into an individualized program of study.

Core Requirement

Practical Experience (49 Credit Hours)

Doctoral Project (9 Credit Hours Minimum)

Annual Examination

Students in Audiology will be evaluated at the end of each year of coursework. The purpose of these examinations is twofold: 1) Determine eligibility for continuation in academic coursework and practical experiences; and 2) Determine areas of weakness that will require remediation. Individualized remediation programs will be designed, if needed, by the student under the supervision of the Audiology faculty and may include the completion of additional written papers, projects, and/or additional course work.

Audiology Doctoral Project

The goal of the Audiology Doctoral Project (ADP) is to provide an experience in basic or applied research or evidence-based practice. Upon completion of the ADP, students are expected to continue to be critical consumers of research and be able to apply current research findings to their practice of audiology. It is expected that all students will complete the ADP experience before the end of the third year of study. The ADP must be completed and defended prior to graduation.

Concurrent Degree

Also available as a Concurrent Degree  

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