Jan 21, 2021  
2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology [Postprofessional] (Online), AuD


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[Post-Professional] Doctor of Audiology - online


A.T. Still University’s Post-Professional Audiology Program is a fully online program that offers the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree and is uniquely tailored to each audiologist’s experiences and needs. This program design offers the most personally relevant and rewarding route for current practitioners to pursue the AuD degree, making a difference in their future, the future of their patients, and the future of the profession of audiology.

Length of Program

The standard program length for completion of the online Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program is 2 years (38 semester hour credits) for students with the equivalent of three or more years of full-time audiology practice experience after completing a master’s degree in audiology. A 3-year curriculum plan option (57 semester hour credits) is available for students with one to three years of post-master’s degree audiology practice experience.   

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.

Curriculum Plan Tuition
2-Year Curriculum Plan for the entire program for students who matriculate during the 2019-2020 academic year with tuition billed $4,000 per semester (Standard Academic Plan for practitioners with a minimum 3 years of post-masters’ degree professional practice experience. $16,000.00
3-Year Curriculum Plan for the entire program for students who matriculate during the 2018-2019 academic year with tuition billed $3,750 per semester (For practioners with less than 3 years of post-masters’ degree professional practice experience. $22,500.00

Admissions

Application Process

The online Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program is designed with a focus on meeting the needs of the global practicing professional. The program is now accepting applications.  Program information and a link to the online application can be found at https://www.atsu.edu/doctor-of-audiology-degree-online.

Application Deadline

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Students are enrolled in the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program twice a year; July and January. 

Admission Requirements

  1. Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Audiology Post-Professional degree program must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation. Applicants are required to meet all ATSU and ATSU-ASHS general admission requirements.
  2. A master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from a regionally-accredited college or institution, or the equivalent based on evaluation of foreign transcripts for U.S. degree/course equivalency. Master’s degree equivalency as demonstrated through state licensure in audiology or verification of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) is also accepted.
    1. Submission of all official college or academic transcripts from the institutions where master’s and/or doctoral degree/s were earned, or official transcripts for all academic coursework utilized for degree/course equivalency. 
    2. Canadian transcripts which are in English and on a 4.0 grading scale do not require evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. 
    3. For students using VA benefits, transcripts for all institutions attended are required.
  3. A minimum of 2.70 GPA for the graduate program (on a 4.0 scale). The undergraduate GPA will be included in the GPA calculation for applicants whose transcripts are from countries where the undergraduate degree is the degree in audiology and the master’s degree is not required to practice.
  4. International applicants must also review the information on admissions for international students.
  5. Submission of a personal resume following the guidelines published in the application packet.
    1. Length and breadth of experience will assist in determining curriculum.
      1. A two-year curriculum plan is the standard for applicants with three or more years of full-time audiology experience post master’s degree.
      2. A three-year curriculum plan is available for applicants with one to three years of full-time audiology experience post master’s degree.
      3. If an applicant is not currently licensed, certified, or registered and has not been engaged in the profession of audiology in the past 5 years, the 3-year curriculum option with 57 semester credit hours of course work is required.
      4. Individuals who have not held an audiology license, certification or registration and who have not been engaged in the profession of audiology within the last 10 years are not eligible for the online Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology degree program.
  6. Applicants must submit an Employer Verification form from a current or most recent employer. A colleague can complete the verification form to attest for those who are self-employed.
  7. Length and breadth of experience post-master’s degree will assist in determining curriculum.
  8. A two-year curriculum plan may be approved for an applicant with three years or more of full-time clinical experience.
  9. A three-year curriculum plan may be approved for an applicant with one to three years of full-time clinical experience. If an applicant is not currently licensed, certified, or registered and has not been engaged in the profession of audiology in the past 5 years, a three-year academic plan will be required. Individuals who have not held an audiology license, certification or registration and who have not been engaged in the profession of audiology within the last 10 years are not eligible for the online Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology degree program.
  10. Computer literacy and experience in word processing and Internet use. All curricula require extensive computer usage.
  11. Three references from audiologists or healthcare professionals familiar with the applicant’s clinical and professional experience. Letters of reference must be submitted for each application year.
  12. A personal resume following the guidelines published in the application.
  13. Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:
    1. Option 1 - English is your first language.
    2. Option 2 - Graduated from a regionally accredited four year university or college in the United States (minimum BA or BS).
    3. Option 3 - You are demonstrating your English proficiency by submitting acceptable scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Testing Service (IELTS).
  14. Acceptable minimal scores for ASHS applications are:
    1. TOEFL: Internet based total score = 80
    2. IELTS score are an overall band score of 6.5
  15. The TOEFL is administered by TOEFL/TSE Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ, 08541-6151, USA 609.771.7100. Information is available at TOEFL. A.T. Still University’s institutional code is 0339. Please be sure to include this information when you submit your application packet. TOEFL Educational Testing Services P.O. Box 6151 Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 609.771.7100
    1. IELTS information can be found at https://www.ielts.org/en-us
  16. Interview conducted via virtual meeting or by phone for those applicants who are considered potential candidates.
  17. If an applicant is not granted admission, upon consideration of a completed application file, new materials and fees must be submitted in order to reapply at a later date and to demonstrate additional qualifications. Applicants who wish to be considered for more than one program at ATSU must submit a separate application fee and application packet. Application materials are not transferable to another ATSU program. Acceptance to ATSU is to a specific program and is not transferable to any other program. 

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Doctor of Audiology degree through the post-professional online program, all students must:

  1. Complete all courses in the prescribed academic degree plan.
  2. Pass all courses with a minimum grade of ‘C’ and an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Discharge all financial obligations to ATSU.
  4. Submit an RSVP for the appropriate commencement ceremony (found on the graduation website).
  5. Ensure that the mailing address in the CampusNexus Student Portal is current. This is the address where the diploma will be mailed.

Note: Attending a commencement ceremony is not required but is highly recommended.

Curriculum

These exceptional courses in the doctor of audiology curriculum will provide students with the advanced knowledge, skills, insights and techniques consistent with what makes A.T. Still University a preeminent learning-centered institution. Please note that each student has a customized academic degree plan so students do not take every course listed below.

Courses of instruction used for the online audiology degree allow specific areas of knowledge and clinical practice to be defined and presented in concise units. Each course is four or ten weeks in length (indicated in parentheses following the description). Credits assigned to audiology courses are one and a half semester credit hours for a four-week course, and four semester credit hours for a ten-week course. Course descriptions, course durations, and related information are subject to change.

Courses

Descriptions and Credit Values


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