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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


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:
Jennifer Lister
Phone: 813-974-9282
Email: jlister@usf.edu

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


Faculty Search: Behavioral and Community Sciences Faculty List


Program 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 Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools; the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

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

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

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

Admission Requirements

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


Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

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

Program Admission Requirements

  • 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
  • GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 for last 60 credit hours of baccalaureate degree
  • Demonstration of competency in communication skills as determined by the chairperson or delegate.
 

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree 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 program. 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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College Degree Requirements

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

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USF Degree Requirements

See USF Degree Requirements —
http://www.grad.usf.edu/policies.php

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program 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,