Required Courses for the Au.D. Program

All students must complete the required core courses listed below. Students may be waived from one or more of the required courses only if comparable course work has been completed at another institution or previously at this institution. 

COMM-DIS 520: Counseling in Communication Disorders
COMM-DIS 530: Neurological Bases of Speech, Language and Hearing
COMM-DIS 630: Graduate Research in Communication Disorders 
COMM-DIS 640: Advanced Diagnostic Audiology
COMM-DIS 641: Advanced Hearing Rehabilitation 
COMM-DIS 642: Hearing Aids and Amplification 
COMM-DIS 643: Hearing Conservation and Industrial Audiology 
COMM-DIS 645: Theories of Hearing 
COMM-DIS 646: Assessment/Rehabilitation of Balance Disorders and Tinnitus 
COMM-DIS 647: Implantable Auditory Prostheses 
COMM-DIS 650: Pediatric Audiology 
COMM-DIS 651: Electrophysiological Procedures in Audiology 
COMM-DIS 691G: Seminar in Auditory Processing 
COMM-DIS 691I: Seminar: Clinical Audiology I 
COMM-DIS 692A: Medical Audiology 
COMM-DIS 692I: Seminar: Clinical Audiology II 
COMM-DIS 697A: Instrumentation in Audiology 

In addition, Au.D. students must complete the following non-departmental course work: 

  • Statistics/research design course work: 6 credits
  • Non-departmental electives: 6 credits

Finally, each student will design and complete a 6-credit capstone research project. During this project students will work closely with a faculty member to gain experience with planning, conducting, analyzing, and writing up results of a small-scale experiment.