Dec 13, 2019  
2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog

Audiology (Residential), AuD


Doctor of Audiology Program - residential


The Doctor of Audiology entry-level program at ATSU-ASHS is designed to prepare professionals to become skilled in a wide variety of diagnostic, rehabilitative, habilitative, and related areas of the profession and practice of audiology. The degree earned is the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree. The entry-level AuD program at ATSU-ASHS incorporates basic science education with clinical education through a combination of on-campus classes, clinical rotations, and computer-based education. Graduates will be prepared to handle the extensive scope of audiologic care, including the diagnosis and management of auditory and/or vestibular system deficits for all ages, tinnitus management, hearing conservation, and neuro-audiologic examination, as well as the management and business aspects of audiology.  Graduates of the program will be eligible for state licensure in audiology.

Length of Program

The entry-level, residential Doctor of Audiology program is a four-year post baccalaureate program that includes three years of didactic and laboratory course work and clinical experiences in addition to one year of full-time clinical rotations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 168.5 semester credit hours to obtain the residential AuD degree.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is due twice a year at ATSU. It is due at the beginning of the first and second semesters. Each payment is half the cost for the entire year. Tuition may be paid any time during the week that it is due. Delinquent tuition penalties accrue at 1.5% per month, which is 18% per year.

Class/Year Tuition Educational Supply Fee
Class of 2023, year 1 $24,102.00 $1,150.00
Class of 2022, year 2 $24,102.00 $1,150.00
Class of 2021, year 3 $24,102.00 $1,150.00
Class of 2020, year 4 $22,602.00 $1,150.00

Admissions

Application Process

Applicants who are interested in the Doctor of Audiology program can locate an online application at apply.atsu.edu or may contact Admissions at admissions@atsu.edu or 866.626.2878 ext. 2237.

Application Deadline

Applicants for the Doctor of Audiology entry-level degree program should apply by February 1 to be included in the initial screening and selection process. All subsequent applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis until remaining openings are filled.

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Audiology entry-level program must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation. Applicants are required to meet all ATSU and ATSU-ASHS general admission requirements.
  2. Applicants accepted for admission into the Entry Level Doctor of Audiology Program will have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. 
  3. Applicants must have achieved an overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.70 or an overall grade point of 3.00 in the final 60 semester hours of undergraduate study (on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Applicants must have achieved a grade point average of 2.50 in undergraduate science courses (on a 4.0 scale).
  5. Applicants are expected to be computer literate and experienced in word processing. All curricula require extensive computer usage.
  6. Applicants are required to submit complete and official scores for one of the following tests: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), Optometry Aptitude Test (OAT), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), or Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT). The GRE code for ATSU-ASHS is 3743 (there is no department code). This requirement will be waived for those applicants who have earned a graduate degree from an accredited institution. Test scores are required and reviewed as part of the application process; however, there are no minimum or cut-off scores used for the test data.
  7. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation as specified in the application document. Letters of recommendation must be submitted for each application year.
  8. Applicants must submit a personal resume following the guidelines in the application instructions.
  9. Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the quarter prior to matriculation.
  10. Applicants who are considered potential candidates will be required to participate in an interview. Personal interviews conducted on-site are preferred; however, interviews also may be conducted by telephone or video conference.
  11. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. You can find information on the methods by which you can demonstrate your English Proficiency in the General Admission Requirements  section under ATSU-ASHS School Policies.
  12. Applicants who wish to be considered for more than one program must submit a separate application fee, official test scores required by each program, transcripts, and references for each health science program. Acceptance to ASHS is to a specific program and is not transferable to any other program. Application materials are not transferable from one application year to another.
  13. Applicants are required to submit all official college or academic transcripts.
  14. ATSU-ASHS and many of its clinical affiliations require criminal background checks on matriculated students to ensure the safety of patients and employees. The checks are conducted by a vendor selected by ATSU. The student will pay the cost of the criminal background check directly to the vendor. Failure to comply with this mandate will result in denial to matriculate. A matriculant with a positive criminal background screen will be reviewed.
  15. Review Minimal Technical Standards for Admission and Matriculation under the ATSU-ASHS General Admission Requirements  section in this catalog.
  16. Review Minimum Technology Specifications  to see computer requirements. 

Prerequisite Courses & Transfer of Credit

Prerequisite Courses

  • Biology - (e.g., biology, microbiology, anatomy, physiology, histology, cell biology, genetics) Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours
  • English - (e.g., composition, grammar, literature) Minimum of 6 semester/8 quarter hours
  • Humanities - (e.g., philosophy, religion, literature, fine arts, logic, ethics, foreign language, history) Minimum of 6 semester/8 quarter hours
  • College Algebra or higher - Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours
  • Social Sciences - (e.g., general psychology, sociology, anthropology) Minimum 9 semester/12 quarter hours
  • Physical Science - (e.g., chemistry, physics, electronics, geology) Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours

Transfer of Graduate Credit

The Department of Audiology will consider a transfer of credit toward the Entry Level Doctor of Audiology Program for applicants in good standing from an accredited U.S. graduate school. Students may transfer up to 6 semester credit hours (9 quarter credit hours), unless otherwise specified in future articulation agreements. The applicant must be interviewed, accepted for admission, pay all appropriate fees, and submit the institution’s Application to Transfer Academic Credit prior to receiving transfer credit.

The decision whether or not to grant a transfer of credits is dependent on:

  • the content of the course,
  • the credit hours awarded for the course,
  • when the course was taken (no more than 7 years prior to the request to transfer),
  • what the course will replace within the program’s curriculum, and
  • the grade received (letter grade “B” or better required).

Clinical clock hours are not transferable. Due to the program’s prescribed and sequential nature, the transfer of course work credits will not result in an accelerated completion of the degree.

The Department Chair will review the Application to Transfer Academic Credit and make a determination within 30 days of receiving the completed application packet. If you have questions concerning this process, please contact the Department Chair.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Doctor of Audiology degree, all students must:

  • Maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in clinical and research rotations.
  • Pass all courses for credit with a passing grade (“C” or better, “P” for Pass/Fail courses).
  • Meet all Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) proficiencies.
  • Complete satisfactorily second and third year comprehensive examinations.
  • Discharge all financial obligations to ATSU

Curriculum

Courses

Descriptions and Credit Values


A typical course schedule consists of the following. Additional course options may be available and listed below under Other Courses.

* Bridge Courses are required for students who do not have 6 semester credit hours of didactic coursework in the areas of speech and language disorders for adults and children shown on previous transcripts. The student will be required to enroll in one or both of the Bridge Courses to meet minimum credit hours, as specified in certain state licensure requirements. These courses may be taken by other students as electives.

First Year: Fall Semester


First Year: Spring Semester


Second Year: Fall Semester


Third Year: Fall Semester


Fourth Year: Spring Semester


Other Courses