Doctor of Audiology

 

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 September 30 with enrollment beginning in the Fall Semester only. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 15

▼   Application Information
Applications 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 December 15. Applicants are responsible for verifying that all reference forms and official transcripts have been received by CSDCAS.

  2. Send your GRE scores from ETS to Department code 2691.

  3. Submit the $75.00 administration fee directly to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology by the application deadline, December 15th.

  4. After you have been accepted into the graduate program, submit the $500 nonrefundable matriculation fee directly to the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology using the link provided in your acceptance letter. To hold your seat in the class, this fee must be paid within 24 hours of your acceptance of our admission offer. Upon matriculation into the program, this fee will be applied to your first semester tuition.

▼   Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions

Please see the USA Bulletin for the Degree Requirements and the Course Descriptions.

▼   Model Curriculum

Please see the .pdf below for the Model Curriculum.

▼   MSSLP and AuD Student Outcomes Data

Below are the employment rate, Praxis Exam pass rate, and the on-time and overall 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.

Student Achievement Data

On-time Program Completion Rates

Reporting
Period
(Academic Year)
Speech Language Pathology Audiology
# Completed
within Expected
Tmeframe
% Completed
within Expected
Timeframe
# Completed
within Expected
Timeframe
% Completed
within Expected
Timeframe
2020-2021 24 96% 9 100%
2019-2020 25 100% 9 100%
2018-2019 26 100% 11 100%
2017-2018 21 95% 11 100%
2016-2017 20 100% 11 100%

 

Praxis Pass Rates

Reporting
Period
(Academic Year)
Speech Language Pathology Audiology
# Taking
the Exam
# Passed
the Exam
% Passed
Exam Rate
# Taking
the Exam
# Passed
the Exam
% Passed
Exam Rate
2020-2021 24 24 100% 9 9 100%
2019-2020 25 25 100% 9 9 100%
2018-2019 26 26 100% 11 11 100%
2017-2018 21 21 100% 11 11 100%
2016-2017 20 20 100% 11 10 91%

 

Employment Rates of Graduates

Reporting
Period
(Academic Year)
Speech Language Pathology Audiology
# of Graduates
from Prior Year
% of Graduates
from Prior Year
# of Graduates
from Prior year
% of Graduates
from Prior year
2020-2021 25 100% 9 100%
2019-2020 26 100% 11 100%
2018-2019 21 100% 11 100%
2017-2018 20 100% 11 100%
2016-2017 20 100% 9 100%

 

▼   Accreditation

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology {residential} at the University of South Alabama 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.

▼   Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the FAQs for answers to General Admissions and AuD Program Questions.