Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)
The Au.D. program is designed to provide students with the greatest clinical education opportunities available. The clinical and academic curricula are designed to help students meet the credential of licensure and to be consistent with the standards of the Council of Academic Accreditation. Students have the option of following a clinical curriculum that will lead to certification by ASHA.
The Au.D. program is specifically designed for individuals who have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited university and who have met the prerequisite requirements for admission to the Au.D. This is a 4-year (11 semester) full-time academic and clinical program. Most students who have completed an undergraduate degree in communication disorders meet our coursework requirements for admission. Students with undergraduate degrees in other fields may need to meet prerequisite requirements prior to admission to the graduate program.
Prerequisite courses for admission to the Au.D. program include coursework in behavioral and social sciences, mathematics, natural science, human communication, language acquisition, phonetics, acoustics and/or speech science, and an introductory course in human communication disorders. Most students have also completed additional introductory coursework in speech-language pathology and audiology.
Admission is based on academic performance, GRE scores, recommendations, and a personal essay. Transcripts, scores, and a completed application must be submitted in total prior to consideration for admission. The Department reserves the right to arrange a personal interview with applicants via phone or in person.
The integrated 4-year curriculum includes coursework in all aspects of audiology. Full-time on-campus faculty lead the program. In addition, because of its unique location in Metropolitan Detroit, the department is able to draw on the rich experience of a number of local experts in audiology, speech-language pathology, deaf education, and related disciplines.
The department is equipped for advanced clinical training in audiology. Facilities include four research laboratories for basic research in communication disorders. Two new Audiology Clinical Training Laboratories were recently opened. These state-of-the-art labs are designed to house all of the equipment necessary for student preparation and practice. The labs, available only to students in our program, will be used as the major teaching facility for our students.
The first 2 years of the new curriculum include basic coursework in acoustics, hearing science, hearing disorders, instrumentation, and basic clinical audiology. Clinical requirements over the first 2 years progress from basic experiences in the simulation laboratory to introductory clinical practicum experiences with patients in one of our many clinical affiliation sites. During the third year, students complete three internship rotations while participating in advanced audiology coursework. In the final year, students complete an intensive 9-month fellowship experience that is consistent with ASHA's Clinical Fellowship (CF) program. Thus, upon completion of the 4-year Au.D. and the national Praxis Exam, graduates of our program will be eligible for ASHA Certification and licensure in most states.
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For basic information about the graduate Au.D. program, please contact the Admissions Coordinator by phone at (313) 577-3339 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org