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Audiology - Au.D. and Ph.D.

COLLEGE: College of Education, Health and Human Services

DEPARTMENT: School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Tel: 330.672.2197
Fax: 330.672.2194
Web: http://www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs/index.cfm

DESCRIPTION: The Doctor of Audiology is a professional doctorate that prepares students as competent audiologists. Graduates are independent professionals who specialize in the diagnosis, management and treatment of hearing and balance disorders.

The Ph.D. program in Audiology provides the student with a strong theoretical background and research competencies in communication processes and/or disorders.

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
Official transcript(s), GRE, goal statement and two letters of recommendation.
GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS:

Au.D.: The curriculum is a continuous 48-month post baccalaureate course of study designed to integrate classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. All students attend full-time and take the same courses in appropriate sequence. The emphasis of the program is on the principles and practices underlying evaluation, treatment and provision of hearing care services.

For progression and graduation, students must meet the following degree requirements:
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0.
  • Complete a minimum of 122 semester hours.
  • Accrue 2000 clock hours of clinical experience.
  • Meet the requirements for provisional Ohio licensure in audiology.
  • Pass academic and clinical competency-based examinations.
  • Satisfactorily complete the required course.
Ph.D.: After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate as well as the major.

Specific school requirements include completion of 45 semester hours of precandidacy graduate work beyond the master’s degree and acceptable performance on a written and oral comprehensive examination.

Students who have not completed a master’s thesis are required to complete and defend a research project prior to taking their comprehensive examination.

The 45 semester hours of precandidacy study consists of 24 hours in a major area of focus, 15 hours in two minor areas of focus, and 6 semester hours of research tool courses.

CANDIDACY: Students may be admitted to the Ph.D. Program on a part-time basis; however, students must also meet a residency requirement of two consecutive semesters of fulltime enrollment prior to acceptance into candidacy.
LANGUAGE
REQUIREMENT:
Although competence in reading a foreign language is not universally required of all students in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services, it may be required where the dissertation research demands it.

PROGRAM FEE: None
ACCREDITATION: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASLHA)—Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

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