Doctor of Audiology
For admission to the Doctor of Audiology program, the applicant must:
- Have an earned Baccalaureate degree with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or a Baccalaureate degree in any major with equivalent Post-Baccalaureate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
- Possess a 3.0 or higher GPA . The method of calculating an Admission GPA is based on the last 60± semester undergraduate credits (90± quarter credits) for coursework taken during the last two years of undergraduate training. Post-Baccalaureate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders will be considered in computing GPA.
- Apply through Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service at: https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login.
- Submit three letters of recommendation.
- Submit personal essay.
- Apply to, and meet all criteria for, admission to Graduate School.
Audiology Program Learning Outcomes
The overall goal of the Audiology Program is to prepare students to be skilled, professional, and ethical clinicians in the areas of evaluation, treatment, education, and prevention across the scope of practice in audiology. Specific program learning outcomes can be found here: Audiology Program Learning Outcomes
International students whose native language is not English must achieve at least the 50th percentile on the Verbal section of the GRE. Applicants whose first language is not English need to meet the following TOEFL requirements for Classified admission:
- Internet -based test (iBT): a total score of 80 with a score of at least 20 on each Section (graduate assistants who teach courses must score 23 or above on the Speaking Section) on the iBT; or
- Computer-based test: a total score of 213 with a score of at least 21 on Section 1 (Listening Comprehension) on the computer test; or
- Paper-based test: a total score of 550 with a score of at least 55 on Section l (Listening Comprehension) on the paper test or a score of 84 on the MTELP, or a score of 6 on the IELTS. Once admitted, non-native English-speaking students must also receive a passing score on a test of spoken English to participate in clinic.
*We do not accept IEI nor ELS in lieu of TOEFL/IELTS.
An average of 32 students are in the program at any time. The number of seats available for each new cohort will vary. On average eight (8) students are admitted per year. Classes begin in the Fall Semester of each year. Meeting entry-level requirements for admission does not guarantee a seat in the program.
The curriculum is four years in duration, and includes one year (fourth year) of full-time clinical practicum. There are eight regular (fall and spring) semesters and three summer semesters. For the third year, students will be required to relocate to the ISU Meridian campus to continue their academic and clinical instruction in a robust audiology community. Students will assume the financial, housing, and logistical responsibilities of the relocation.
Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) (Regular 4 year)
|CSD 5517||Interdisciplinary Evaluation Team 1||1|
|CSD 5570||Advanced Topics in Educational Audiology||3|
|CSD 6600||Principles of Research in Communication Disorders||3|
|CSD 6603||Clinical Practicum Audiology||1-4|
|CSD 6603L||Clinical Practicum Laboratory||0|
|CSD 6605||Externship in Audiology||4|
|CSD 6611||Advanced Auditory Assessment and Speech Audiometry||4|
|CSD 6621||Aud Rehab and Amplification I||3|
|CSD 6623||Pediatric Audiology||3|
|CSD 6626||Introduction to Balance Function Assessment||1|
|CSD 6631||Immittance/Special Assessment||3|
|CSD 6633||Introduction to Evoked Potential Audiometry||3|
|CSD 6641||Aud Rehab and Amplification II||3|
|CSD 6643||Aural Rehab and Cochlear Implants||3|
|CSD 6644||Implantable Technologies||1|
|CSD 6645||Auditory Anatomy and Physiology||2|
|CSD 6646||Central Auditory Processing||2|
|CSD 6647||Auditory Physiology of Speech and Non Speech Signals||2|
|CSD 6652||Auditory Language Learning||3|
|CSD 6670||Auditory Pathologies||3|
|CSD 6673||Introduction to Audiology Clinical Processes||1|
|CSD 6675||Hearing Conservation in Noise||2|
|CSD 6680||Counseling in Audiology||2|
|CSD 6692||Comprehensive Seminar||1|
|CSD 6693||Hearing Assistive Technology Systems||1|
|CSD 7705||Off Campus Clinical Practicum||4|
|CSD 7705L||Off Campus Clinical Practicum Laboratory||1|
|CSD 7710||Advanced Topics in Aud Rehab||3|
|CSD 7720||Audiology Practice Management and Dispensing||3|
|CSD 7730||Advanced Auditory Evoked Potential Audiometry and Early Identification||3|
|CSD 7740||Advanced Vestibular and Balance Function Assessment||3|
|CSD 8805||Fourth Year Externship||1-8|
|CSD 8810||Clinical Project||6|
If student completed CSD 4417 IET as an undergraduate, the student is not required to take CSD 5517 IET as a graduate student.
Students receiving the degree of Doctor of Audiology must have satisfactorily completed all courses in the curriculum and passed all clinical practicum assignments. In addition, in the fall semester of the third year, the student must pass the written comprehensive examination, and then in the spring, an internal departmental oral comprehensive examination that includes defense of the doctoral project. Students must take and pass the national Praxis prior to beginning the fourth year. According to university regulations, no student may be granted a graduate degree who does not have a 3.0 grade point average for courses listed on the Program of Study upon completion of all academic work. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders will terminate the graduate program of any student who has received grades of C+ or lower in two or more departmental courses, or if the cumulative GPA falls below 2.7 in the first year of study, or 3.0 by the completion of graduate studies. If a student's graduate education is terminated for reasons of poor academic performance, the student may reapply for admission no sooner than one full semester following the semester of dismissal.
Additionally, graduate students deemed by the faculty not to have made satisfactory progress in the acquisition of clinical skills may be required to enroll for further credits in clinical practicum in addition to the minimum required of all students. Students may be dismissed for failure to make satisfactory progress in clinical practicum.