Audiology, AUD

director of graduate studies: Cynthia Johnson, Ph.D.

graduate office: 901 South Sixth Street, Room 220, Champaign, IL 61820

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department faculty: Speech and Hearing Science Faculty

college catalog page: Applied Health Sciences

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The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) is a four-year post-baccalaureate degree that emphasizes the application of basic science and technology and provides advanced professional training for the diagnosis and habilitation/rehabilitation of hearing disorders and related communication and educational disorders, as well as the scholarly study of professional practice-centered problems. The first two years of the program have more didactic courses than clinical practicum. The Comprehensive Examination (a written qualifying exam) is typically taken after one and a half years of the program, with the Preliminary Examination (defense of the prospectus for the Doctoral Research Project) taken at the beginning of the third year. The third year typically involves didactic coursework and clinical practicum, as well as completion of the Doctoral Research Project. The fourth year usually involves full-time clinical practicum. The Final Examination (defense of the Doctoral Research Project) should be completed by the end of the fourth year.  The program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

Minimum required major and supporting course work : Didactic coursework requires 77 hours.
Minimum hours required for graduation: 112 hours.

Minimum GPA: 3.0

Didactic Coursework:
SHS 540Psychoacoustics4
SHS 541Clinical Auditory Anat & Phys4
SHS 550Assess Audition & Aud Disorder4
SHS 551Electrophys Indices Audition4 or 5
SHS 552Diag Hear Impair Infants Child4
SHS 553Hearing Aids and Amplification4
SHS 554Advanced Audiological Assess4
SHS 556Sens Prosth Devices Hear Loss4
SHS 558Tinnitus2
SHS 559Hearing Conservation2
SHS 560Audiological Assessment Lab2
SHS 561Medical Audiology4
SHS 563Amplification Lab2
SHS 564Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation4
SHS 570Quant Reasoning Spch Hear Sci2 or 4
SHS 572Counseling in Comm Disorders2 to 4
SHS 579Prof/Eth/Legal Issues AuD/SLP3
SHS 580Cochlear Implants4
SHS 581Auditory Processing Disorders3
SHS 593Special Problems (Section SS - Systems & Signals)1 to 8
SHS 593Special Problems (Section EA Educational Audiology)1 to 8
SHS 593Special Problems (Section ARI Advanced Aural Rehab)1 to 8
SHS 593Special Problems (Section BPS Business Practice Seminar)1 to 8
Graduate Level Statistics course such as EPSY 580 or PSYC 506
Electives/specialty emphasis12-16
Clinical practica25
SHS 557Adv Clin Prac Aud Assess Rehab1 to 8
Doctoral/Capstone Project10
SHS 593Special Problems (Capstone Project)1 to 8
Total Hours112

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Masters Degree Required for Admission to AuD? No
Qualifying Exam Required: Yes
Preliminary Exam Required: Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required: Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required: No
Minimum GPA: 3.0