Doctor of Audiology Program

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Faculty


Professors: Peter F. Assmann, George M. Gerken (emeritus), Susan W. Jerger, Aage R. Møller, Karen Prager, Ross J. Roeser, Robert D. Stillman, Linda Thibodeau, Emily Tobey
Associate Professors: Michael Kilgard, Lucien T. Thompson
Clinical Faculty: Carolyn Musket, Jackie Clark, Carol Cokely, Lee Wilson
Distinguished Scholar in Residence: James F. Jerger

Objectives

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree offers broad-based professional preparation in audiology within an environment supporting an active program of clinical services and research. Students receive comprehensive exposure to clinical methods and procedures in communication disorders and to the scientific foundations from which clinical approaches are derived. Practical experience is available in a variety of clinical, educational, and medical settings.

Facilities

The principal site for the academic, clinical, and research activities of the Doctor of Audiology program is the U.T. Dallas Callier Center for Communication Disorders, which is adjacent to The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Courses and practicum are also offered at U.T. Dallas Callier Richardson on the Main Campus of the University. The U.T. Dallas Callier Advanced Hearing Research Center provides specialized clinical and research facilities for the program. These facilities, and others throughout the Metroplex, offer the educational, clinical, research, and medical environments essential for an interdisciplinary program in audiology.

Admission Requirements

The University’s general admission requirements are discussed here.

Admission to the Doctor of Audiology Program is based on a review of the applicant’s GPA, GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and narrative description of research interests and career goals. The GRE score is included in the evaluation of the applicant’s record. In general, students admitted to the program have a combined Verbal and Quantitative score on the GRE of at least 1100. However, there is no minimum cut-off score for admission nor does a score of at least 1000 assure admission to the program.

Degree Requirements

The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree requires 121 semester hours. Students completing the Au.D. degree meet the academic and clinical practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence offered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and Texas State licensure requirements for audiology. Specific degree requirements follow.

Required Courses (121 hours)

Foundation (25 Semester Hours)


AUD 6V20 Laboratory Procedures in Audiology and Hearing Science (taken 4 times)
AUD 6303 Hearing Science
AUD 6305 Anatomy and Physiology of Audition
AUD 6306 Speech Science
AUD 6310 Advanced Clinical Audiology
AUD 6311 Diagnostic Audiology
AUD 6316 Audiologic Rehabilitation for Adults
AUD 6318 Pediatric Audiology

Doctoral Core (24 Semester Hours)


AUD 6348 Counseling for Communication Disorders Professionals
AUD 6352 Medical Audiology
AUD 7321 Theories of Amplification
AUD 7324 Seminar in Cochlear Implants and Technology for Persons with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7326 Aural Habilitation of Children with Hearing Impairments
AUD 7327 Evaluation and Fitting/Amplification Systems
AUD 7353 Clinical Electrophysiology
HCS 6312 Research Methods in Human Development and Communication Sciences – Part I

Advanced (24 Semester Hours)


AUD 7310 Professional Issues in Audiology
AUD 7328 Hearing Conservation
AUD 7351 Physiologic Assessment of Vestibular and Auditory System
AUD 7371 Doctoral Seminar in Audiology (taken 3 times)

AUD 7340 Auditory Processing Disorders
HCS 6314 Instrumentation

Experiential (48 Semester Hours)

HCS 7380 Practicum in Human Development and Communication Sciences (24 semester hours)

AUD 8V80 Individual Research in Audiology (6 semester hours)
AUD 8V97 Doctoral Internship in Audiology (18 semester hours)

Out-of-Field Students

Students entering the program who lack undergraduate preparation in communication disorders are required to take a specified 6-12 semester hour sequence of preparatory courses. These courses may be taken at The University of Texas at Dallas and may be enrolled in concurrently with some graduate courses.

Students are advised that participation in off-campus practicum and internship requires a criminal background check.  Students excluded from off-campus sites for any reason may be unable to complete all degree requirements.  Students are responsible for the cost of criminal background checks.