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Audiology - Doctorate

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This eleven semester, four year program addresses normal and abnormal communication processes, assessment, treatment and prevention over the lifespan. The curriculum emphasizes writing skills and a knowledge and application of research techniques.

Students must pass a qualifying exam in the second year of study and a comprehensive exam in the third year. There is no thesis requirement.

The Au.D. education program in audiology at The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800.498.2071 or 301.296.5700.

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What Will I Learn?

Course topics include aural (re)habilitation, cochlear implants, counseling, electrophysiology, hearing aids, hearing conservation, pharmacology and psycho-social aspects.

First year students complete practica in on-campus facilities. Second year students may transition to local audiology practices in the Laurel-Hattiesburg area, while third year students are placed with off-campus affiliates. The fourth year externship is an intensive, 9 month experience.

Students must pass the national examination in Audiology (Praxis II) in order to be eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-A) and state licensure.

Expert Faculty Who Are There to Help

We have an excellent undergraduate program with about 150 undergrad majors, all participating in undergraduate research. Our faculty are at the forefront of their fields, but always make time for students, and often perform research side by side with the students in their classes.


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School of Speech and Hearing Sciences

J.B. George Building 208
102 Kay James Drive
Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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  • Noelle Dunbar, 2014
    Assistant Professor, Columbia University Medical Center: I have my dream job, thanks to Southern Miss training.
  • Sarah Pope, 2010,
    Audiologist, Kevin Lunde, M.D., P.A. Thanks, Southern Miss. I'm a successful audiologist.
  • Lee Helen Weeks, 2016,
    Audiologist, Gulf Coast VA: Southern taught me the importance of interdisciplinary approaches to patient care.