Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) Degree
The general educational objectives of the Au.D Program of Study are to:
- prepare audiology practitioners who are well-grounded in the basic sciences;
- provide didactic coursework and supervised clinical practicum experiences necessary to enable students to develop competencies in the areas outlined by ASHA (Foundations of Practice, Prevention and Identification, and Evaluation and Treatment), and
- expose students to research in an effort to develop skills that will allow them to use evidence-based approaches to clinical practice.
Students completing the Au.D. program will have met the course and practicum requirements set by ASHA for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology and for New York State licensure.
The Doctor of Audiology education program in audiology at Syracuse University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Any student holding a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in this country, or its equivalent in a foreign institution, will be eligible for the Au.D. program in audiology. Potential students need not have an undergraduate degree in the field of speech and/or hearing sciences. However, in order to comply with ASHA general education requirements, all students will need to take, or show evidence of having taken, coursework in math, science, social science, basic human communication processes, and speech/language disorders. If a student has not taken any of these courses as an undergraduate and needs to take them as part of the graduate program, then it may add to the length of the student's program.
See the Background Course Requirements for incoming Au.D. graduate students.