Dec 13, 2019  
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog 
    
2018-19 ATSU University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology [Postprofessional] (Online), AuD


[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.

Class/Year Tuition
Class of 2021 (3 year program), year 1 $7,500.00
Class of 2020 (2 year program), year 1 $8,000.00

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 and will admit the first cohort of students starting in July 2018.  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

Applicants for admission to the Doctor of Audiology Post-Professional degree program must meet the following requirements prior to matriculation.

  1. Applicants are required to meet all ATSU and ASHS general admission requirements.
  2. Applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative graduate program GPA of 2.70 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. Applicants will have earned a master’s   or doctoral degree in audiology from a regionally accredited college or institution or submit acceptable evidence of U.S. degree/course equivalence.
  4. Applicants are required to submit all official college or academic transcripts prior to matriculation.
  5. Applicants must present official documentation of a current audiology licensure/certification/registration in state, region, or province of residence.
    1. If licensure and/or certification were held in the past, but are not currently active, applicants must submit official documentation of previous licensure and/or certification.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Individuals are not eligible to enroll in the program if their license, certification or registration is currently revoked or suspended.
  6. Submission of a personal resume following the guidelines published in the application packet.
    1. Length and breadth of experience will assist in determining curriculum.
    2. A two-year curriculum plan is the standard for applicants with three or more years of full-time audiology experience post master’s degree.
    3. A three-year curriculum plan is available for applicants with one to three years of full-time audiology experience post master’s degree.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Submission of 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.
  9. All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in English when applying to the Arizona School of Health Sciences, A.T Still University. See the English Proficiency section under the ASHS General Admission Requirements for more details.
  10. Computer literacy and experience in word processing and Internet use. All curricula require extensive computer usage.
    1. See the Minimum Technology Specifications under the ASHS General Admission Requirements.

International Student Admission

International applicants must show proof of current certification, registration, or a license to practice audiology that is equivalent to licensure in the United States.

All applicants (whether residing in or outside of the United States) who are considered potential candidates will be required to participate in a virtual interview or phone interview if face-to-face arrangements cannot be made.

If an applicant is not granted admission, upon consideration of a completed application file, new materials, reference letters, and fees must be submitted in order to reapply at a later date and to demonstrate additional qualifications.

Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Complete all prescribed and elected didactic courses.
  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


2-Year Track


3-Year Track