Sep 21, 2020  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2009-2011 [Archived Catalog]

Audiology (Au.D.)


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The School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences offers a clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) leading to professional certification in audiology.

This clinical doctorate in audiology is designed so that full-time students typically can complete the 166-quarter hour program in four years. The program includes a planned sequence of required core courses, electives, clinical and research experiences, and concludes with a nine-month full-time supervised externship. Students must pass the National Teacher’s Examination (PRAXIS) in Audiology and satisfy the ASHA academic and clinical requirements for certification. Depending on the student’s background, additional coursework may be necessary for professional certification and graduation.

There are four targeted areas of study and training in the first three years. First, didactic coursework provides the student with the foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills of the profession. Second, professional clinical training provides an informal setting to apply the knowledge learned in the classroom as well as to discuss clinical issues. Third, the student will have direct patient contact informal and closely supervised settings. Clinical experiences evolve in quantity, scope and complexity within a variety of supervised settings on- and off-campus providing experiences more extensive and diverse than those offered by many urban programs. Fourth, guided clinical research experiences are provided in areas such as hearing aid technology and benefits, cochlear implants, psychophysics and signal processing, diagnostic audiology, otoacoustic emissions, and physiological measures of the auditory system.

The fourth and final year of the Au.D. program consists of a full-time supervised externship. Students can select from our large nationwide network of clinical sites. The externships are available with certified professionals contingent on mutual approval by our Coordinator of Clinical Services and outside agencies. By graduation, students will have completed 400 clinical hours in addition to the nine-month full-time externship, thus exceeding ASHA standards for obtaining professional certification.

Application Process

The following materials must be received by February 1 to be considered for admission for the following year.

Note: You must request official scores for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) be sent directly from the testing agency. Student-supplied photocopies are not accepted as official, but may be included for review and to assist with official score matching. The Ohio University reporting code is 1593.

When you submit an ONLINE APPLICATION, you need to provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-3 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate College, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

1. Copy of Application Submission page or the application transaction (order) ID.
2. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Graduate College on your behalf.
3. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.

In envelope #2 put items 4-5. Mail this envelope to: Coordinator of Professional Programs, School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; Grover Center W218; College of Health and Human Services, Athens, OH 45701.

4. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation with the writer’s signature over the seal. These letters may be on the form available through the Graduate College (www.ohio.edu/graduate), or official letterhead stationary, attached to the completed Ohio University recommendation forms. Please make certain to include the program you plan to pursue on the form prior to giving the form to the person providing the reference.
5. The completed supplemental information form available from the school or online at the school’s Web site, http://www.hhs.ohiou.edu/hsls/_bucket/supplementalinfoform.pdf.

NOTE: If submitting an online application, do not submit a paper copy of the application for the same term/degree program.

When you submit a PAPER APPLICATION, provide printed copies of the following materials to complete your application. You will need two separate envelopes for these materials.

In envelope #1 put items 1-7 (as applicable). Mail this envelope to: Graduate College, McKee House, 44 University Terrace, Athens, OH 45701.

1. One completed, signed application (Form 1).
2. One completed, signed In-State Tuition Rates Form (Form 2).
3. One completed, signed Background Information & References Form (Form 3)
4. Non-refundable application fee (check, cash or money order) payable to Ohio University.
5. Two copies of official transcripts from each U.S. postsecondary institution attended. (Official transcripts are those in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution). Ohio University transcripts will be obtained by the Graduate College on your behalf.
6. Two copies of official or registrar certified transcripts/mark sheets and two certified English translations for each non-U.S. postsecondary institution attended (in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution, if possible). Transcripts must reflect all courses taken, including courses that were repeated or taken outside a degree program.
7. International applicants who need a certificate of eligibility, include one completed, signed Financial Affidavit of Support (Form 4).

In envelope #2 put items 8-9. Mail this envelope to: Coordinator of Professional Programs, School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences; Grover Center W218; College of Health and Human Services, Athens, OH 45701.

8. Three (3) letters of recommendation from people who are qualified to evaluate your capability for graduate study, in envelopes sealed by the person writing the recommendation with the writer’s signature over the seal. These letters may be on the form available through the Graduate College (www.ohio.edu/graduate), or official stationary, attached to the completed Ohio University Recommendation Form.
9. The completed supplemental information form available from the school or online at the school’s web site, www.ohiou.edu/hearingspeech/gradpacket.htm.

All documents received by the University in connection with an application for admission become the property of Ohio University. They will not be returned or forwarded to another agency or college/university.

All non-native speakers of English must demonstrate proficiency by submission of official TOEFL (550 minimum paper-based test/213 computer-based test) or IELTS scores (7.0 overall average). Tests older than two years are not accepted. In addition you must submit a recorded conversation speech sample (not reading). Send the tape-recorded speech to Coordinator of Professional Programs, School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences, Grover Center W218, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701. See elsewhere in this catalog for exemptions and more details regarding English proficiency requirements.

Favorable candidates may be contacted by the School of Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences to coordinate the interview.

Additional Information


Students will complete at least 4 quarters (approximately 7 hours) of HSLS 635A and 3 quarters (approximately 7 hours) of HSLS 635B during their first year. During the second and third years, students will complete 6 quarters (approximately 12 hours) of HSLS 735A and 6 quarters (approximately 30 hours) of HSLS 735B. During the summer of the second year, students will complete a full-time externship, HSLS 790, for a minimum of 9 hours. In the third year, students will enroll in a research practicum, HSLS 801 for a minimum of 21 hours. During the fourth year, HSLS 890, a full-time, 12 month externship will be completed for at least 3 hours per quarter for a total of 12 hours.

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