Doctor of Audiology

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Faculty


Professors: George M. Gerken (emeritus), Susan W. Jerger, Aage R. Moller, Ross J. Roeser, Robert D. Stillman, Emily Tobey
Associate Professors: Peter F. Assmann, William F. Katz, Anu Sharma, Linda Thibodeau, Lucien T. Thompson
Clinical Faculty: Carolyn Musket, Carol Cokley
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. The UTD/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, a combined Verbal and Quantitative score on the GRE of at least 1000 is advisable based on our experience with student success. 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 127 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 (127 hours)

Foundation (31 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
HCS 7380 Practicum in Human Development and Communication Sciences (taken 2 times)
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 Eval and Fitting/Amplification Systems
AUD 7353 Clinical Electrophysiology
HCS 6312 Research Methods in Human Development and Communication Sciences – Part I
Advanced (27 Semester Hours)

AUD 7310 Service Delivery in Audiology
AUD 7328 Hearing Conservation
AUD 7350 Anatomy and Physiology of the Head and Neck
AUD 7351 Physiologic Assessment of Vestibular and Auditory System
AUD 7371 Doctoral Seminar in Aud (taken 3 times)
HCS 6314 Instrumentation
HCS 6346 Integrative Neuroscience
Experiental (45 Semester Hours)

AUD 7V80 Clinical Practicum in Audiology (18 semester hours)
AUD 8V80 Individual Research in Audiology (9 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.