Frequent Questions

Why an AuD?
Audiologists are hearing care specialists who provide evaluation and treatment for individuals with hearing impairments. The scope of practice in audiology, at a minimum, has tripled over the last 35 years. In 2007 the doctoral degree will be the mandated entry level degree.

Can I also earn a Ph.D. within this program?
Yes.  Kent State University continues to have a long-standing Ph.D. program in audiology.  At present, the Au.D. and Ph.D. programs are undertaken sequentially.  Contact the Kent campus NOAC coordinator for more details.

Why the Northeast Ohio AuD Consortium?
The University of Akron and Kent State University are nationally recognized for their strong audiology programs and are ideally suited to offer a collaborative professional doctorate. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is internationally recognized as providing excellent health care. The collaborative nature of the Au.D. program merges the assets of these two strong audiology programs and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation into one unified professional doctorate degree program.

The structure of our Au.D. program results in optimal use of the schools' resources and represents a logical evolution of the schools' previous masters degree programs. Additionally, students obtain a broader range of experiences through placements at the Cleveland Clinic and its satellite facilities, as well as at other excellent health facilities in the Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown area. Research opportunities are available at both universities and at the Cleveland Clinic.

How do I apply?
Fill out an application form either from The University of Akron or Kent State University. Applicants enter the AuD program through one of the universities.

Is financial aid available ?
Financial aid is not available jointly by the Consortium. Awards of aid are determined and provided separately by the university through which a student is enrolled.

Which university will grant my professional doctorate degree?
Your diploma will be granted by the university through which you entered the AuD program.

On which campus will my classes be taught?
Classes will be taught on either university's campus, depending on which faculty member is teaching each course. Classes are scheduled to minimize students' need to drive from one campus to the other.

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