Graduate Catalog

Au.D. in Audiology

Overview

Dr. Chizuko Tamaki, Program Director

Sorenson Language and Communication Center, Room 2216

The Clinical Doctoral Degree (AuD) education program in Audiology at Gallaudet University 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.

The Au.D. program is designed to produce audiologists who are able to function independently in all diagnostic and rehabilitative settings, serving individuals of all ages, including individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program offers an intensive, broadly based academic curriculum together with an integrated sequential clinical experience that starts in the first semester, culminating in the final year with a full-time immersive externship experience. The curriculum was developed in accordance with the recommendations and guidelines of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), and the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology (ARA).

In addition to providing a strong academic and clinical experience, the Gallaudet University Au.D. program has the unique charge of training audiologists who are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL) and are knowledgeable of Deaf Culture, and who have particular expertise in serving members of the Deaf community.

Academic and clinical instruction and coordination are led by 9 full-time faculty and clinical educators, with additional contributions from faculty members of the M.S. program in Speech-Language Pathology and the Ph.D. program in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences, as well as faculty from other Gallaudet University departments. In addition, Gallaudet University's Au.D. program benefits from having outstanding adjunct faculty, as well as high-quality clinical placements and internship preceptors in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

Admissions Procedures

Applicants for the Au.D. in Audiology must complete the application process and meet the requirements for graduate study at Gallaudet University. Please visit the Graduate Admissions website for more information and a checklist of application requirements. Detailed program information and course descriptions are also available under the 'Courses' and 'Requirements' tabs.

DEADLINE DATE
Last Date for Consideration of Application: February 1

Program Specific Requirements

GRE

Three Letters of reference

Interview

Recommended Undergraduate Major

Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology or related discipline

Communication Sciences/Disorders

Prerequisite Coursework

Physical Science (3 hrs)

Biology (3 hrs)

Statistics/Math (3 hrs)

Behavioral/Social Science (6 hrs)

Anatomy and Physiology of Speech/Hearing Mechanisms

Phonetics/Phonology

Speech Science/Acoustics

Normal Language Development

Intro to Audiology

2019-2020 Program of Study

Year I - Summer session (11+3 PST Credits)

HSL 784Research Methodology in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

3

HSL 815Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

3

HSL 817Anatomy & Physiology of the Auditory & Vestibular System

3

HSL 831Foundations of Clinical Audiology

1

HSL 871Clinical Lab: Hearing Evaluation

1

PST American Sign Language

3

Year I - Fall semester (14+3 PST Credits)

HSL 814Instrumentation Lab

1

HSL 819Neural Bases of Hearing, Speech, and Language

3

HSL 828Clinical Applications of Sign Communication I

1-2

HSL 832Diagnostic Audiology

3

HSL 843Amplification I

3

HSL 872Clinical Practicum: Introduction

1-2

HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

1

PST American Sign Language

3

Candidacy Examination

Year I - Spring semester (14+3 PST Credits)

HSL 829Clinical Applications of Sign Communication II

1

HSL 833Pediatric & Educational Audiology

3

HSL 838Vestibular Assessment and Management

3

HSL 844Amplification II

3

HSL 873Clinical Practicum-Advanced

2

HSL 874Clinical Practicum-Specialty Areas

1

HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

1

PST American Sign Language

3

Year II - Summer session (15 Credits)

HSL 816Applied Acoustic Phonetics

2

HSL 821Informational Counseling and Multicultural Issues

3

HSL 823Auditory (Re)habilitation Across the Lifespan

4

HSL 848Cochlear Implants

3

HSL 874Clinical Practicum-Specialty Areas

1

HSL 877Internship in Audiology

2-6

HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

1

Year II - Fall semester (13 Credits)

HSL 836Electrophysiological Measures

3

HSL 845Communication Technology

1

HSL 865Professional Issues

1

HSL 877Internship in Audiology

2-6

HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

1

Elective

2-3

Comprehensive Exam (Oral and MC)

Year II - Spring semester (11-14 Credits)

HSL 851Central Auditory Processing Disorders -- Evaluation and Remediation

3

HSL 853Community and Industrial Audiology

2

HSL 860Seminar in Medical Audiology

2

HSL 877Internship in Audiology

2-6

HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

1

Elective

2-3

Year III - Summer Session (7 Credits)

HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

1

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Year III - Fall semester (7 Credits)

HSL 859Private Practice Development/Clinic Management

3

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Year III - Spring semester (7 Credits)

HSL 854Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

1

HSL 869Current Topics in Audiology

1-2

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Year IV - Summer session (1 Credit)

HSL 879Externship

1-6

Additional Requirements:

  • Students must take a minimum of two electives following the first semester of the program.
  • Students must successfully complete candidacy exams.
  • Students must successfully complete comprehensive exams.
  • Beginning the Fall semester of Year 2, students must register for HSL883 (Research Project in Audiology) for each semester until the research project is formally completed.
  • Students must successfully complete ASL III.

    Prior to 2018-2019 Program of Study

    Year I - Fall semester

    HSL 814Instrumentation Lab

    1

    HSL 815Acoustics and Psychoacoustics

    3

    HSL 817Anatomy & Physiology of the Auditory & Vestibular System

    3

    HSL 834

    4

    HSL 840

    1

    HSL 846

    1-2

    PST American Sign Language

    3

    Year I - Spring semester

    HSL 784Research Methodology in Hearing, Speech, and Language Sciences

    3

    HSL 818

    3

    HSL 840

    1

    HSL 847

    1

    HSL 850

    3

    HSL 861

    3

    Elective

    2-3

    PST American Sign Language

    3

    Year I - Summer semester

    HSL 821Informational Counseling and Multicultural Issues

    3

    HSL 827

    3

    Total Credit Hours:32-35

    Year II - Fall semester

    HSL 824Aural Rehabilitation: Adults

    3

    HSL 835

    3

    HSL 841

    2

    HSL 842

    1

    HSL 852

    3

    HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

    1

    PST American Sign Language

    3

    Year II - Spring semester

    HSL 826Aural Rehabilitation:Pediatric

    3

    HSL 841

    2

    HSL 842

    1

    HSL 858

    3

    HSL 866

    3

    HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

    1

    PST American Sign Language

    3

    Year II - Summer semester

    HSL 877Internship in Audiology

    2-6

    HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

    1

    Total Credit Hours:30-33

    Year III - Fall semester

    HSL 862

    3

    HSL 863

    2

    HSL 873Clinical Practicum-Advanced

    2

    HSL 877Internship in Audiology

    2-6

    HSL 870Research Project in Audiology

    1

    Year III - Spring semester

    HSL 855

    3

    HSL 870

    2

    HSL 877Internship in Audiology

    2-6

    Year III - Summer Session

    HSL 875

    1

    HSL 879Externship

    1-6

    Total Credit Hours:24

    Year IV - Fall and Spring semesters

    HSL 879Externship

    1-6

    Year IV - Summer Session

    HSL 879Externship

    1-6

    Additional Requirements:

    • Students must take a minimum of two electives following the first semester of the program.
    • Students must successfully complete candidacy exams.
    • Students must successfully complete comprehensive exams.
    • Beginning the Fall semester of Year 2, students must register for HSL883 (Research Project in Audiology) for each semester until the research project is formally completed.
    • Students must successfully complete ASL III.