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2022-23 ATSU University Catalog 
2022-23 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology (Residential), AuD

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Doctor of Audiology (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 neuroaudiologic 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 165 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. For more information on Student Account Collection, please reference ATSU Policy #50-112 within the Financial Policies  section of this catalog.


Class/Year Tuition Student Technology Fee
Class of 2026, year 1 $25,696 $1,150
Class of 2025, year 2 $25,696 $1,150
Class of 2024, year 3 $25,696 $1,150
Class of 2023, year 4 $24,196 $1,150


Application Deadline

Applicants for the Doctor of Audiology entry-level degree program should apply through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) by February 15. Applications should be submitted 2 to 3 weeks early to CSDCAS so the audiology program receives all documentation prior to the initial screening and selection process,  All subsequent applications will be considered on a rolling admissions basis until remaining openings are filled.

Admission Requirements

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.

  1. Applicants accepted for admission into the Entry-Level Doctor of Audiology Program will have earned a baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution.  All degree requirements must be completed and the undergraduate degree must be posted by July 1st. Applicants who do not meet this requirement, will not be reviewed.
  2. 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).
  3. Applicants must have achieved a grade point average of 2.50 in undergraduate science courses (on a 4.0 scale).
  4. Applicants are expected to be computer literate and experienced in word processing. All curricula require extensive computer usage.
  5. For the 2021-2022 application cycle, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or other standardized tests are not required. Future applicants may be required to submit complete and official scores for one of the following tests through CSDCAS: Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Dental Aptitude Test (DAT), Optometry Aptitude Test (OAT), Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), or Miller’s Analogies Test (MAT). GRE scores must be submitted directly from ETS to CSDCAS using the code: 4547 A.T. Still University – School of Health Sciences CSDCAS. Score reports for other tests must be uploaded in CSDCAS by the applicant in the “Documents” section. The standardized test 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.
  6. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation through CSDCAS.
  7. Applicants must submit a personal resume under “Other Documents” in CSDCAS or enter data in the Experiences, Achievements and Conferences Attended sections under “Supporting Information” in CSDCAS in place of a personal resume.
  8. Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the quarter or semester prior to matriculation.
  9. 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 conferencing.
  10. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the ATSU-ASHS. You can find information on the methods by which you can demonstrate your English Proficiency in the General Admission Requirements section under English Proficiency.
  11. 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.
  12. Applicants are required to submit all official college or academic transcripts through CSDCAS.
  13. 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.

Review minimal technical standards for admission and matriculation under ATSU-ASHS general admission requirements section in the University catalog.

Students are required to attend the in-person New Student Orientation and the Audiology Program Orientation in Arizona, the week prior to the first day of classes.

Prerequisite Courses & Transfer of Credit

Prerequisite Courses

  • Biology - (e.g., biology, microbiology, anatomy, neuroscience/neuroanatomy, physiology, histology, cell biology, genetics) Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours
  • English - (e.g., writing/composition, grammar, literature) Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours
  • Humanities - (e.g., philosophy, religion, literature, fine arts, logic, ethics, foreign language, history, music, theater) Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours
  • Statistics/College Algebra or higher - Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours
  • Social Sciences - (e.g., psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science) Minimum 6 semester/8 quarter hours
  • Physical Science - (e.g., chemistry, physics, electronics, geology, acoustics) Minimum of 3 semester/4 quarter hours

* At this time, the Audiology Department will accept pass/fail prerequisite courses for which a passing grade was received from the Spring of 2019-2020 through the 2020-2021 academic year.

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 proficiencies.
  • Satisfactorily complete second and third year comprehensive examinations.



Descriptions and Credit Values

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


First Year: Spring Semester

Second Year: Fall Semester

Third Year: Fall Semester

Fourth Year: Spring Semester

Other Courses

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