Jul 13, 2024  
2024-25 University Catalog 
    
2024-25 University Catalog

Audiology, AuD


Doctor of Audiology


ATSU-ASHS School Information and Policies   

Length of Program

Tuition and Fees

Admissions

Graduation Requirements

Courses: Descriptions and Credit Values


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 residential Doctor of Audiology program is a four-year post baccalaureate program that includes three years of didactic and laboratory course work with integrated clinical experiences in addition to one year of full-time clinical rotations. Students are required to complete a minimum of 162.5 semester credit hours to obtain the residential AuD degree.

Tuition and Fees

Annual tuition rates are split and billed according to the scheduled semesters and are due on the first week of class. Most fees follow a similar billing schedule with a few exceptions. Rates are subject to change each academic year for all enrolled students. Delinquent balances incur penalties at a rate of 1.5% per month, totaling 18% annually.

For ATSU programs approved to certify for Title IV funding, a Cost of Attendance (COA) is available which provides estimated amounts for direct and indirect expenses for a period of enrollment. 

 

  Class of 2028, Year 1 Class of 2027, year 2 Class of 2026, year 3 Class of 2025, year 4
Tuition $27,394 $27,394 $27,394 $25,894
Student Technology Fee $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400

Admissions

Application Deadline

Applicants for the Doctor of Audiology program should apply through the Communication Sciences and Disorders Centralized Application Service (CSDCAS) by February 15 to be included in the initial screening and selection process. All subsequent applications submitted by the final deadline of March 1 will be considered on a rolling admissions basis until the remaining openings are filled.  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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Audiology 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 Doctor of Audiology Program will have earned a baccalaureate degree from a college or university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education institutional accreditor. 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 upcoming application cycle, the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is not required.
  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.

Accepted students are required to submit to a criminal background check at their own expense prior to starting the program.

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

Review minimum technology specifications to see computer requirements.

Initial offers of acceptance will be made to applicants by March 31st. Applicants will be required to accept their offers by April 15th, or they will forfeit their seat in the program.

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

All students admitted to the Audiology program at A.T. Still University are responsible for their own transportation to and from assigned clinical rotations. Clinical sites are established across the valley and can be more than 40 miles away from campus. The Phoenix metro area has an extremely limited public transit system that is not conducive to getting to and from clinical placements in a timely or efficient manner. Clinical rotations begin in the second week of the program.

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 and Speech-Language Pathology will consider a transfer of credit toward the 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 ATSU’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.

International Students

This program is approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20 paperwork to non-immigrant students in order to apply for an F-1 Visa.

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 first, second and third year comprehensive examinations.

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.

*Courses denoted with an asterisk may be delivered via web- based technology.

**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 Bridge Courses to meet minimum credit hours, as specified in certain state licensure requirements. These courses may be taken by other students as electives.

***Elective Courses are not required for the completion of the audiology curriculum. It is completely optional for a student to choose to take an elective course. The credits and grade do appear on the transcript and may fill an area of interest for a student. There is no additional cost for the departmental electives listed here. Elective courses may be available through other departments at a cost.

First Year: Fall Semester


First Year: Spring Semester


Second Year: Fall Semester


Third Year: Fall Semester


Fourth Year: Spring Semester