Doctor of Audiology
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) serves either as preparation for professional clinical audiology, including certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), or as preparation for graduate study leading to the PhD degree. The AuD program provides a broad range of basic science courses and specialized offerings emphasizing assessment, intervention, and prevention techniques used with patients of all ages who have hearing or balance-related disorders. Students are prepared for careers as clinicians in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice and community clinics. Clinical practicum opportunities occur at the on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic and many affiliated ENT clinics, rehabilitation centers, schools, and hospitals. Within this framework, students must meet the academic and practicum requirements for national certification (the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology [CCC-A] awarded by ASHA) and Alabama State Licensure. The AuD program typically extends for 11 academic semesters including two semesters of clinical externship. Assistantships are available annually on a competitive basis. Applications for admission and assistantships are accepted after November 1 with enrollment beginning in the Fall Semester only. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is January 15. Specific information about the AuD. Program is available from the department.
Applications to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program requires two steps:
(1) complete the application process online through the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service for Clinical Education in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology (CSDCAS)
Go to: https://csdcas.liaisoncas.com/applicant-ux/#/login
Applications must be complete by January 15.
Applicants are responsible for verifying that all reference forms and official transcripts have been received by CSDCAS.
(2) submit a second set of official transcripts and application fee to the department. Please send your GRE scores to the University of South Alabama, school code 1880. (There is no department code.)
In addition to applying through CSDCAS, you must send a second set of official transcripts to the Department of Speech Pathology & Audiology and pay a $45.00 administration fee. (Make checks payable to the University of South Alabama.) Send transcripts and $45.00 to:
USA Speech Pathology and Audiology
5721 USA Dr. North, HAHN 1119
Mobile, AL 36688-0002
This department fee and transcripts should also be received by the deadline, January 15.
Degree Requirements and Course Descriptions
The doctoral program (Doctor of Audiology) education program in Audiology at the University
of South Alabama is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology
and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or 301-296-5700.