Audiology - Au.D.
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
The Doctor of Audiology degree is a professional doctorate that prepares students to be licensed clinical audiologists. The program emphasizes the principles and practices underlying evaluation, treatment and provision of hearing care services. Graduates are independent professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.
The Au.D. degree is a full-time, continuous, 48-month post-baccalaureate course of study designed to integrate classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences, culminating in the qualification for national certification and state (Ohio) licensure as an audiologist. All students attend full-time and take a fixed sequence of classroom- and clinic-based courses.
The Au.D. may be undertaken in conjunction with Kent State's Ph.D. degree program.
The Au.D. degree in Audiology is offered in consortium with the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Akron.
Fully Offered At:
- Kent Campus
Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
- Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited college or university (not necessarily in speech-language pathology and audiology) for unconditional admission
- Minimum 3.000 GPA on a 4.000 point scale for unconditional admission
- Official college transcript(s)
- GRE scores
- Goal statement
- Three letters of recommendation
- English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
- Minimum 587 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
- Minimum 94 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
- Minimum 82 MELAB score
- Minimum 7.0 IELTS score
- Minimum 65 PTE score
- Minimum 120 Duolingo English Test score
For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of standards of ethical conduct.
- Apply knowledge of the principles and methods of prevention, assessment and intervention for people with hearing impairments.
- Demonstrate knowledge about certification, specialty recognition, licensure and other relevant professional issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary professional issues.
- Apply knowledge of research processes by integration of research principles into evidence-based practice.
- Demonstrate skill in oral and written and other forms of communication sufficient for entry into professional practice.
- Apply knowledge of and experience with individuals from culturally/linguistically diverse backgrounds with client/patient populations across the lifespan.
|SPA 70615||CENTRAL AUDITORY PROCESSING EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT||2|
|SPA 70616||HEARING AID FITTING AND SELECTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN||4|
|SPA 70618||IMPLANTABLE TECHNOLOGY||4|
|SPA 70627||MULTICULTURAL ISSUES IN AUDIOLOGY||2|
|SPA 70630||PRACTICE MANAGEMENT IN AUDIOLOGY||3|
|SPA 70691||SEMINAR IN AUDIOLOGY||2|
|SPA 70701||BASIC AND APPLIED PHYSICAL ACOUSTICS FOR AUDIOLOGY||4|
|SPA 70702||ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PERIPHERAL AUDITORY AND VESTIBULAR SYSTEMS||3|
|SPA 70703||ACOUSTIC PHONETICS||3|
|SPA 70704||CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH IN AUDIOLOGY||2|
|SPA 70705||AUDITORY DISORDERS||2|
|SPA 70706||ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY UNDERLYING NEURO-OTOLOGY||4|
|SPA 70708||CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH||2|
|SPA 70709||AUDIOLOGIC ASSESSMENT||3|
|SPA 70710||INDUSTRY AND COMMUNITY NOISE||3|
|SPA 70712||DIAGNOSIS OF AUDITORY DISORDERS||3|
|SPA 70713||HEARING AID TECHNOLOGY||4|
|SPA 70714||GERONTOLOGICAL ISSUES IN AUDIOLOGY||3|
|SPA 70717||PEDIATRIC AUDIOLOGY||3|
|SPA 70719||COUNSELING IN AUDIOLOGY||3|
|SPA 70721||EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF BALANCE DISORDERS||3|
|SPA 70725||MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF AUDITORY DISORDERS||2|
|SPA 70726||ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY||3|
|SPA 70732||AUDIOLOGIC TREATMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN||4|
|SPA 70733||ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC AND VESTIBULAR MEASURES||4|
|SPA 70734||PRINCIPLES IN PRECEPTING||1|
|SPA 70747||GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST I||3|
|SPA 70748||GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST II||3|
|SPA 70750||GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST IV||8|
|SPA 70753||LABORATORY FOR ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES IN AUDIOLOGY||1|
|SPA 70754||LABORATORY FOR EVALUATION AND MANAGEMENT OF BALANCE DISORDERS||1|
|SPA 70755||LABORATORY FOR ADVANCED ELECTROPHYSIOLOGIC AND VESTIBULAR MEASURES||1|
|SPA 70791||FOURTH YEAR SEMINAR (course is repeatable)||2|
|SPA 70892||INTERNSHIP III||2|
|SPA 70992||INTERNSHIP IV||2|
|SPA 74592||CLERKSHIP I||1|
|SPA 74692||CLERKSHIP II||1|
|SPA 74792||GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST III||6|
|SPA 74892||GRADUATE AUDIOLOGIST V||8|
|SPA 75792||INTERNSHIP I||1|
|SPA 76792||INTERNSHIP II||1|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||120|
|Minimum Major GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Accrue 2000 clock hours of clinical experience
- Meet the requirements for conditional Ohio licensure in audiology
- Pass academic and clinical competency-based examinations
For any clinical practicum (on campus or off campus) in speech pathology or audiology that requires candidates to be placed within the on-campus speech and hearing clinics. school or agency setting, the SPA program requires candidates to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned clinic/school/agency before the beginning of their placement or the first day of the semester in which the practicum will take place. Authorized school/agency personnel will determine whether a candidate may participate in practicum in the off-campus setting. The BCII and FBI background checks are good for one year and the candidates will need to complete one each year that they are in graduate school.
Electronic fingerprinting is available for BCII and FBI in 221 White Hall and should be completed one month prior to clinical practicum. Candidates are responsible for fees incurred for this requirement. For more