May 23, 2019
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program is designed to prepare students to meet the academic and clinical requirements for California state licensure in Audiology as well as for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology. The program is a candidate for accreditation by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) of the American Academy of Audiology. The degree is designed to be completed in four years (including summers and with a common entry point in the fall semester). A minimum of 111 units is required for the AuD degree.
Admission Requirements and Academic Prerequisites
A baccalaureate degree is a prerequisite to enter the AuD program. It is expected that students will have obtained a broad general education to serve as a background prior to their graduate study. Undergraduate coursework in mathematics and in basic and applied sciences is strongly encouraged. If the baccalaureate degree is not in the area of communication sciences and disorders, courses in the following content areas, or their equivalents as determined by the AuD Program Director, are required for admission to the graduate program:
- COMD 4000 (Hearing Science) or equivalent
- COMD 4020 (Audiology and Audiometry) or equivalent
- COMD 4200 (Rehabilitative Audiology) or equivalent
- COMD 4630 (Neuroscience of Communication) or equivalent a course in Statistics
And at least one course from among the following:
- COMD 4220 (Advanced Audiology) or equivalent
- COMD 4560 (Language Development) or equivalent
- COMD 4610 (Descriptive Phonetics) or equivalent
- COMD 4620 (Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism) or equivalent.
NOTE: Prerequisite course work must have been completed within the past 10 years.
Students will complete a minimum of 66 units of academic coursework and a minimum of 45 units of clinical experience. Students will complete a minimum of 1820 hours of supervised clinical experience.
Audiology Didactic Courses (66 units minimum)
Audiology Clinical Courses (45 units minimum)
- AUD 6510 - Clinical Practicum in Audiology I (2)
- AUD 6520 - Clinical Practicum in Audiology II (2)
- AUD 6530 - Clinical Practicum in Audiology III (2)
- AUD 6610 - Clinical Externship in Audiology I (4)
- AUD 6620 - Clinical Externship in Audiology II (4)
- AUD 6630 - Clinical Externship in Audiology III (4)
- AUD 6710 - Clinical Residency in Audiology I (9)
- AUD 6720 - Clinical Residency in Audiology II (9)
- AUD 6730 - Clinical Residency in Audiology III (9)
In Years 1 and 2, students complete AUD 6510, 6520, and 6530 (Clinic Practical on campus) and then complete the first off-campus clinical experience, AUD 6610, Clinical Externship I.
In Year 3, the student completes the remaining externship experiences, AUD 6620 and 6630. In Year 4, the student completes a year-long (three term sequence) of full-time clinical experience in AUD 6710, 6720, and 6730 (Clinical Residency I, II, III)
- Successful completion of the doctoral preliminary examination after the completion of Year 1 of doctoral study.
- Successful completion of the doctoral qualifying examination after the completion of Year 2 of doctoral study.
- Successful completion of the PRAXIS examination in Audiology at the end of Year 3 of doctoral study.
- Doctoral Investigative Project completed via enrollment in AUD 6910. 6920, and 6930. The project is begun in Year 3 and culminates in the Summer term of Year 4.
- Acceptance and adherence to Program Technical Standards.