Students enrolled in the Ph.D. program with a concentration in clinical audiology (i.e., the clinical tract option) are required to complete the same set of core academic and clinical courses in Audiology as is required of students in the Au.D. program. In addition, individuals in the Ph.D. program with a concentration in clinical audiology must complete a minimum of 15 credits of minor-area course work. The minor area consists of a clearly-defined area of study that is outside the Department of Communication Disorders. It may consist of courses entirely within another department, or it may consist of courses from different departments that conform to a defined area of study. The two elective courses that are required for the Au.D. program can count toward the 15 credit minor-area coursework requirement as long as they fit into a clearly defined minor area. In addition, students must complete 3 additional credits of statistics/research design course work outside of the department.
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.
Students enrolling in the Ph.D. program with a concentration in clinical audiology will not be required to complete the Capstone Project, but rather will complete a Doctoral Dissertation. A maximum of 18 credits can be counted toward the major area requirement (33 credits) for the Ph.D. degree in Communication Disorders (the Graduate School requires registration of at least 10 and no more than 18 dissertation credits).
In addition to meeting the core coursework above, students must meet the following minimum credit requirements for the Ph.D. degree as indicated below:
A minimum of at least 6 and maximum of 9 graduate independent studies credits must be taken within the department.