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Graduate Catalog 2018/2019


Audiology (AYD)

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Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
CIP Code: 51.0202
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (BC)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 156
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 120

Contact Information:
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department (CSD)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue PCD1017
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Jungmee Lee
Phone: 813-974-4630
Email: jungmeelee@usf.edu

Website: http://csd.usf.edu/


Faculty Search: Behavioral and Community Sciences Faculty List


Major Information

The Au.D. is a four-year post-baccalaureate professional degree. The primary objective is to produce audiologists who are competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic, remedial, and other services associated with the practice of Audiology and who meet the standards mandated by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

Major Priority Deadline

Fall: January 15
Spring: ---
Summer: ---

Graduate Admission Application Deadlines

MASTER'S AND
EDUCATION SPECIALIST DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

June 1

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

June 1

September 15

February 15

DOCTORATE DEGREES

Admission for
Fall Semester

Admission for
Spring Semester

Admission for
Summer Semester

  • Applications received by the Priority Deadline will receive maximum consideration. 
  • Applications received after the Priority deadline, but by the Final University Deadline, are considered on a space available basis. 
  • Applications must be complete with all required information by the stated deadline.  Any application materials received after the deadline may be reviewed on a space-available basis.

Check with the Graduate Major Director for availability or to discuss options for admission in a subsequent term. 

Priority Deadline
(for funding and consideration)

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Refer to Specific Major

Final University Deadline
Domestic
Applicants

February 15

October 15

February 15

Final University Deadline
International
Applicants

February 15

September 15

February 15


Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

In addition to the USF Admission Application, applicants to the Au.D. Program are required to complete a CSDCAS application.

  • Three 3 letters of recommendation
  • A 1-2 page letter of intent
  • GRE scores with preferred scores at or above the 33rd percentile on both Verbal and Quantitative sections.
  • GRE writing with a preferred score of 4.0 or better
  • Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Major Requirements

General University requirements for graduate work must be fulfilled and a minimum of 120 hours of regularly scheduled academic course work and clinical practica at the graduate level designed to meet competencies set by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Also required for graduation are the attainment of a “B-” or better in each graduate Audiology course, the attainment of clinical competence determined by a GPA of 3.0 in all clinical practica and academic coursework, satisfactory passage of annual comprehensive didactic and clinical oral examinations, and successful completion of an audiology doctoral project. A student with a bachelor's degree in any field may enter the four-year post-baccalaureate program. However, students who lack undergraduate coursework in Communication Sciences and Disorders may be required to add several courses to their graduate major. A student with a master's degree and State License in Audiology or the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) may be admitted into an individualized program of study.

REQUIRED COURSES

 

Credits

CORE REQUIREMENTS

Audiology Science Core

17

SPA6392
SPA5303
SPA5120
SPA5132
SPA5153
SPA6805

Profession of Audiology
Auditory Anatomy & Physiology
Psychoacoustics
Audiology Instrumentation
Quantitative Problem Solving
Research Procedures

2
3
3
3
3
3

Audiology Practice Core

48

SPA5328
SPA6311
SPA6340
SPA6341
SPA6307
SPA6305
SPA6314
SPA6316
SPA6393
SPA6354
SPA7346
SPA7931
SPA7332
SPA6324
SPA7330
SPA7331

Rehabilitative Audiology for Adults
Medical Audiology
Principles of Amplification I
Principles of Amplification II
Speech Perception & Hearing Loss
Pediatric Audiology
Electrophysiology
Vestibular Evaluation & Treatment
Audiology Bus & Practice Management
Hearing Conservation
Cochlear Implants
Advanced Sensory Aids
Advanced Electrophysiology
Aural Rehabilitation: Children
Advanced Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment
Advanced Medical Audiology

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3

Practical Experience

49

SPA6535
SPA6536
SPA6505
SPA6505
SPA6505
SPA6508
SPA6508
SPA6508
SPA6508
SPA6508
SPA6508

Audiology Clinical Lab I
Audiology Clinical Lab II
Clinic I
Clinic II
Clinic III
Clerkship I
Clerkship II
Clerkship III
Externship I
Externship II
Externship III

3
3
4
6
6
3
3
3
6
6
6

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATION

Students in Audiology will be evaluated at the end of each year of coursework. The purpose of these examinations is twofold: 1) Determine eligibility for continuation in academic coursework and practical experiences; and 2) Determine areas of weakness that will require remediation. Individualized remediation programs will be designed, if needed, by the student under the supervision of the Audiology faculty and may include the completion of additional written papers, projects, and/or additional course work.

 

DOCTORAL PROJECT

6

SPA6910
SPA7834

Directed Research
Audiology Doctoral Project Seminar

3
3

The goal of the Audiology Doctoral Project (ADP) is to provide an experience in basic or applied research or evidence-based practice. Upon completion of the ADP, students are expected to continue to be critical consumers of research and be able to apply current research findings to their practice of audiology. It is expected that all students will complete the ADP experience before the end of the third year of study. The ADP must be completed and defended prior to graduation.

 

MINIMUM TOTAL CREDITS

120

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Concurrent Degree Option

Concurrent Au.D./Ph.D.

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) in Audiology (AYD) total minimum hours 120+ credit hours
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) - total minimum hours 152 credit hours

The concurrent Au.D./Ph.D. degrees option is designed to offer a path for those interested in Clinical Research to earn both doctoral degrees within approximately six years. The primary objective is to produce research audiologists competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic, remedial and other services associated with the practice of audiology as well as conduct independent research in the area of hearing and balance disorders.Refer to individual Majors for deadlines and details of degree requirements.Additional Admission Requirements for the Concurrent degree option:

  • Admission to the Au.D. Major
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a member of the USF Audiology research faculty.
  • A 1-2 page letter of intent.
  • Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.

Shared Courses 9 hoursThese three courses (9 credits) are shared by the two majors and are accepted in place of three Advanced Au.D. Seminars:

  • SPA 7330 Advanced Vestibular,
  • SPA 7331 Advanced Med. Aud.
  • SPA 7332 Advanced Electrophys.

Degree Requirements for the Au.D. /Ph.D. are the same as the requirements for the individual majors with the following exceptions:

  1. The Audiology Doctoral Project (ADP) and associated coursework (SPA 6910 Directed Research credit hours and SPA 7834 ADP Seminar sequence) may, upon Ph.D. faculty approval, satisfy the requirements of one Research Rotation in the Ph.D. program. Upon completion, the student should submit the ADP document to the Ph.D. Program Director for review. If the topic, scope and level of independence demonstrated in the project are sufficient, one of the two research rotation requirements is waived (typically, the research rotation for depth; 9 credits, SPA 6910 Directed Research)
  2. The Au.D. Course focused on business aspects of managing a private practice (SPA 6393 Audiology Business and Practice Management) is not required for Au.D. /Ph.D. students.
  3. Of the four Core Content courses (12 credits) in the Ph.D. only three (9 credits) are required:
    • SPA 7812 (3)Research Foundations in Hearing Science
    • Student selects two of the remaining three courses 6 credit hours:
      • SPA 7811 (3)Research Foundations in Speech Science
      • SPA 7826 (3)Research Foundations in Neurocommunicative Science
      • SPA 7841 (3)Research Foundations in Language Science
  4. These three courses (9 credits) are shared by the two majors and are accepted in place of three advanced Au.D. Seminars (SPA 7330 Advanced Vestibular, SPA 7331 Advanced Med. Aud., and SPA 7332 Advanced Electrophys).
  5. The Concentration/Advanced Study (9 credits) of the Ph.D. are waived, since the student will have met this requirement through coursework included in the Au.D.

Course Requirements
See course listings for the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) offered by the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. The credits required for the Au.D./Ph.D. program will constitute no less than 120 hours beyond the Bachelors Degree irrespective of waived courses or course substitutions.

All other requirements of each major must be completed. Refer to the Concurrent Policy for more information.


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

SPA6571, SPA5303, SPA5120, SPA5132, SPA5153C, SPA6805, SPA5328, SPA6311, SPA6340, SPA6341, SPA6676, SPA6305, SPA6314, SPA6316, SPA6930, SPA6354, SPA7346, SPA7931, SPA7931, SPA6324, SPA5506, SPA7931, SPA5506, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA6505, SPA650,