Jun 23, 2021  
2020-2021 ATSU University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology [Postprofessional] (Online), AuD


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: All Programs

[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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. International applicants must also review the information on admissions for international students.
  5. Applicants must submit official documentation of current audiology licensure/certification/registration. If licensure/certification/registration were held in the past, but not currently active, applicants must submit official documentation of previous licensure, certification, or registration. If the licensure or certification agency does not send paper verification forms, the applicant must provide a website URL for verification of previous licensure or certification. For applicants who practice outside of the United States or Canada, the applicant must provide official documentation of regulatory certification or registration to practice audiology that is held by the applicant, and the applicant’s credentials will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Individuals are not eligible to enroll in the program if their license, certification or registration is currently revoked or suspended.
  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:
    1. A two-year curriculum plan may be approved for an applicant with three years or more of full-time clinical experience.
    2. A three-year plan may be approved for an applicant with one to three years of full-time clinical experience
    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, a three-year academic plan will be required. Individuals who have not been engaged in the profession of audiology within the last 10 years are not eligible for the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology degree program.
  8. Computer literacy and experience in word processing and Internet use. All curricula require extensive computer usage.
  9. Two 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.
  10. A personal resume following the guidelines offered in the application packet.
  11. 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:
  • Option 1 - English is your first language.
  • Option 2 - Graduated from a regionally accredited four year university or college in the United States (minimum BA or BS).
  • 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).

Acceptable minimal scores for ASHS applications are:

  • TOEFL: Internet based total score = 80
  • IELTS score are an overall band score of 6.5

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 IELTS information

  1. Interview conducted via virtual meeting or by phone for those applicants who are considered potential candidates.
  2. 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.

For additional information contact an Enrollment Counselor (toll-free) at 877.469.2878 or onlineinquiry@atsu.edu

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.

Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program Online Non-Degree

The Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Non-Degree Seeking (NDS) option is designed for practicing audiologists, holding a master’s or doctoral degree in audiology (e.g. MA, MS, AuD or PhD) with a minimum of one year of full-time practice as a licensed/certified/registered audiologist interested in the following:

  • Expanding current knowledge and skill set into another aspect of the profession
  • Collaborating with global peers on a topic of interest
  • Obtaining continuing education hours through online education (all individuals interested in obtaining CEU credits are encouraged to obtain prior course approval from their professional licensure/registration/certification organization)
  • Relocating and in need of additional credits to obtain licensure/certification/registration in a different country (documentation required from credentialing agency)
  • Considering the AuD program and enrolling in the single course option to explore online education

Non-degree seeking students may complete a maximum of three courses. Non-degree seeking credit hours may be transferred to the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program (AUD-P) if the course was passed with a grade of “C” (70%) or better.

  1. Non-degree seeking students transferring credit hours into the full, Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program (AUD-P) will be required to pay the full, flat rate established for the Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Program (AUD-P).
  2. Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology students transferring NDS credits would have 2 options: 
    1. Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology students may opt to not take a course in a session for which they have transferred in course credits.
    2. Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology students have the option to take another course that is offered during that session. Determination would be made during the interview process.
  3. Non-degree course credits will not be transferable after 5 years of completing the non-degree seeking course.

For enrollment in non-degree seeking online courses, A.T. Still University (ATSU) employees, legally recognized spouses and children of ATSU employees, residential students and legally recognized spouses, ATSU preceptors, ATSU alumni and members of audiology professional state associations or ATSU Audiology partner organizations MAY be eligible for a tuition discount. For questions regarding eligibility, please contact Enrollment Services at (toll-free) 866-626-2878 Ext. 2019 or (direct) 660-626-2019 or via email to enrollmentservices@atsu.edu.

For information, please contact Dr. Andrea Ruotolo, program director at aruotolo@atsu.edu.

Post-Professional Doctor of Audiology Non Degree Admissions Requirements:

  1. 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.
  2. Submission of all official college or academic transcripts for institutions from which a master’s and/or doctoral degree/s were earned, or official transcripts for all academic coursework utilized for degree/course equivalency. Canadian transcripts which are in English and on a 4.0 grading scale do not require evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency.
  3. Applicants must submit official documentation of current audiology licensure/certification/registration. If licensure/certification/registration were held in the past, but not currently active, applicants must submit official documentation of previous licensure, certification, or registration. If the licensure or certification agency does not send paper verification forms, the applicant must provide a website URL for verification of previous licensure or certification. For applicants who practice outside of the United States or Canada, the applicant must provide official documentation of regulatory certification or registration to practice audiology that is held by the applicant, and the applicant’s credentials will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Individuals are not eligible to enroll in the program if their license, certification or registration is currently revoked or suspended.
  4. Applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to A.T. Still University Arizona School of Health Sciences. Written and spoken proficiency in the English language may be demonstrated by one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - English is your first language.
  • Option 2 - Graduated from a regionally accredited four year university or college in the United States (minimum BA or BS).
  • 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).

Acceptable minimal scores for ASHS applications are:

  • TOEFL: Internet based total score = 80
  • IELTS score are an overall band score of 6.5

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.

IELTS information

Technology Requirements

All ATSU students are required to own a computer system. Minimum system technology specifications vary depending on program.

Foreign Credential Evaluation

Applicants who have graduated from a foreign college or university must submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalency. All coursework taken at the foreign institution must be evaluated for American institution equivalence by one of the following services:

World Education Services
P.O. Box 5087 Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
Phone: 212. 966.6311
Fax: 212.739.6139
info@wes.org
www.wes.org

Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
International Education Consultants
7101 SW 102 Avenue
Miami FL 33173
Phone: 305.273.1616
Fax: 305.273.1338
info@jsilny.com
www.jsilny.com

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


Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: All Programs