AuD - DOCTOR OF AUDIOLOGY

Au.D. - Doctor of Audiology

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree provides an academic and clinical foundation for professionals providing service to children and adults with auditory impairments. Completion of the AuD degree qualifies graduates for state licensure in the profession of Audiology as well as National certification. The program requires four years of full-time study that includes summer sessions during the first three years. Thirty-four semester hours of clinical practicum are required.

The AuD professional program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is a four-year, residence-based, post-baccalaureate program that culminates in the AuD degree. The first three years of the Au.D. student’s program includes intensive academic training in conjunction with the progressive development of clinical skills. The final year of the AuD program includes a 48-week full-time clinical experience at a high-quality practicum host site.

Although the AuD is a clinically-oriented professional degree rather than a research oriented academic degree, it is clear that effective clinical practice in the modern healthcare environment requires the ability to critically evaluate clinical research and assess intervention outcomes. These skills will be developed through courses in research methods and statistics and through the development and presentation of original outcomes research during practicum rotations in the fourth year of study in both a grand rounds meeting and an academic forum.

By fulfilling departmental requirements, students will meet all academic and clinical practicum requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Certificate of Clinical Competence and State of Oklahoma Licensure.

 

The entry-level degree needed to practice audiology is the doctor of audiology (AuD) degree.  Audiologists may hold a doctor of philosophy (PhD) degree with emphasis in audiology.  Licensure is required to practice audiology.  Audiologists may choose to hold certification from the American Board of Audiology and/or the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.  Audiologists provide comprehensive diagnostic and rehabilitative services to individuals who have auditory disorders, vestibular disorders, and related disorders. These services are provided to individuals across the age span from birth through adulthood; to individuals from diverse language, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; and to individuals who have multiple disabilities.

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To be considered for admission to the AuD program, the applicant must complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) or another field. If the baccalaureate degree is in a field other than speech/hearing, then the applicant may apply for lateral entry into the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program. If admitted, then lateral entry students are subsequently enrolled in 24 semester hours of leveling coursework in CSD;
  2. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or the last 12 hours of graded graduate coursework (please note: in calculating GPA, the entire semester in which the 60 or 12 hours fall is counted). The College of Allied Health does not recognize academic forgiveness nor reprieve policies. All attempts of a course are included in the calculation of GPAs;
  3. Submit official transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended and non-refundable application fees;
  4. Submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores (the General Test) prior to the application deadline date. GRE scores must be no more than five years old at time of application. The OUHSC institution code for the GRE is 6902;
  5. Three letters of recommendation: provide contact information (including email address) for your three references on the online application.  Upon submission of your application, an email will be automatically sent to the three people you listed as your references giving them a link and instructions on where to upload their letter of recommendation;
  6. Complete an on-site or telephone interview with the CSD admissions committee;
  7. Students for whom English is a second language must earn a minimum score of 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) within two years prior to application on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The OUHSC institution code for the TOEFL is 6902;
  8. All international/Non US Citizen applicants are required to have all transcripts/mark sheets processed through World Education Services (WES); and
  9. Submit a completed on-line application.  The application deadline is February 1 for all applicants to the AuD program.

Note: If you plan on applying to the program this year, submit an official, sealed transcript from every institution attended AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to ensure that we receive the transcripts by the application deadline. Transcripts take time to process from one institution to the other; therefore, order your transcripts ASAP! Once your fall grades have been posted, please send us an updated transcript. 

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  1. Review and follow the instructions for application.
  2. Notification of Acceptance: An electronic letter of acceptance, alternate status, or denial to the program will be made during the latter part of April.  If notification is not received by May 1, please contact the department. Alternates will be selected for admission according to the ranking. Alternates may be admitted up to the first day of classes for the fall semester if all positions have not been filled.
  3. Students accepted for admission to the AuD program are required to confirm their intention to enroll by paying a non-refundable deposit on enrollment. The deposit is applied toward tuition and fees during the first term.

Students may expect additional costs that include, but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance, and supplies. Students are required to assume financial responsibilities for expenses associated with clinical requirements. For financial aid information, contact the Financial Aid Office at (405) 271-2118.


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The North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association accredits Doctor of Audiology (AuD) programs.

The doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology awarded the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Audiology Program accreditation for a period of 8 years beginning March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2025.

Lateral Entry

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Terminology in CSD CSD 7113 3
Found. Speech &  Lang. Development CSD 7443 3
Foundations of Audiology CSD 7463 3
Sign Language I CSD 9153 3

 

Lateral Entry

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Anat. & Physiology of Hearing Mech. CSD 7423 3
Clinical Observations in CSD CSD 7453 3
Diag. & Rehab. in Audiology CSD 7493 3
Speech and Hearing Science CSD 7413 3

Lateral Entry: For those with an undergraduate degree in a field other than speech/hearing.

 

Year 1

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Audiology I CSD 8133 3
Hearing Science CSD 8813 3
Advanced Anatomy & Physiology CSD 8173 3
Pathologies of the Auditory Sys CSD 8273 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. I CSD 8420 1

 

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Physiologic Measures I CSD 8253 3
Audiology II CSD 8233 3
Hearing Aids I CSD 8213 3
Instrumentation CSD 8153 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. II CSD 8420 1
Genetics in CSD CSD 9293 3

 

Summer Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Pediatric Audiology CSD 8313 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. III CSD 8420 2


*Y1 Clinical Skills Assessment

Year 2

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Hearing Aids II CSD 8333 3
Physiologic Measures II CSD 8193 3
Counseling in Audiology CSD 8352 2
SS: Implantable Hearing Tech CSD 8490 2
Clinical Practicum Sec. IV CSD 8420 1
Medical Arts/Otologic Practice CSD 9233 3

 

Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Balance Assessment CSD 9133 3
Advanced Amplification Systems CSD 9213 3
Adult Aural Rehabilitation CSD 9273 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. V CSD 8420 1

 

Summer Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Industrial Audiology CSD 8293 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. VI CSD 8420 2

*Y1 Clinical Skills Assessment

Year 3

Fall Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Professional Practices in Aud CSD 9253 3
Central Auditory Assessment CSD 9173 3
Directed Readings CSD 8460 3
SS: Ototoxicity CSD 8490 2
Clinical Practicum Sec. VII CSD 8420 2

 

Spring Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Biostatistical Methods I BSE 5163 3
Research Foundations CSD 9333 3
SS: Grand Rounds CSD 8490 4
Pediatric Habilitation CSD 9113 3
Clinical Practicum Sec. VIII CSD 8420 1
January
Comprehensive Examination
   

 

Summer Semester 

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours

Practicum Rotations
(Starting 1st Week of June)

Y3 Clinical Skills Assessment

CSD 8420 5

 

Year 4

Fall Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours
Practicum Rotations CSD 8420 9


Spring Semester

Course Name Course Number Credit Hours

Practicum Rotations
Capstone (Grand Rounds) Presentations

CSD 8420 9

SS = Special Studies

Curriculum Sheet

Course Descriptions

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Mary A. Hudson, PhD, CCC/A
Associate Professor, AuD Program Coordinator

College of Allied Health
1200 N Stonewall
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
Phone: (405) 271-4214 Ext. 46057
Fax: (405) 271-3360
Email Dr. Hudson

Office of Academic and Student Services
Phone: (405) 271-6588
Email

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