Graduate plan of study: audiology

Au.D. courses displayed by semester

Au.D. curriculum by semester
I. Fall-1 (12 hrs) 1* II. Spring-1 (12 hrs) III. Summer-1 (12 hrs)
SHS 528- (3) Clin Aud I SHS 621- (3) Amp Sys I SHS 701- (3) Psychoac
SHS 625- (3) Instru/Calib SHS 623- (3) Clin Aud II SHS 718- (3) Psy Df/Sp H
SHS 706- (3) Bioacous SHS 723- (3) Ev Poten I SHS 724- (3) Hear Cons
SHS 688- (3) Practicum SHS 688- (3) Practicum SHS 688- (3) Practicum
IV. Fall-2 (12 hrs) V. Spring-2 (12 hrs) 2* VI. Summer-2 (12 hrs)
SHS 622- (3) Amp Sys II REF/SHS 601- (3) Res Design   REF 602- (3) Statistics
SHS 722- (3) Ped Aud SHS 708- (3) Vestib Eval SHS 721- (3) Ed Aud
SHS 743- (3) Ev Poten II SHS 726- (3) Aud Per Dis SHS 740- (3) Audio Hab
SHS 688- (3) Practicum SHS 688- (3) Practicum SHS 688- (3) Practicum
VII. Fall-3 (12 hrs) 3* VIII. Spring-3 (12 hrs) 4* IX. Summer-3 (9 hrs)
DPH 625- (3) Hlth Admn SHS 703- (3) Aud Path SHS 736- (3) Pharma. Aud
SHS 710- (3) AR in Adults   SHS 735- (3) Counseling SHS 791- (3) Res in SLP/A
SHS 733- (3) Coch Impl SHS 791- (3) Res in SLP/A SHS 688- (3) Practicum
SHS 688- (3) Practicum SHS 688- (3) Practicum
X. Fall-4 (9 hrs) 5* XI. Spring-4 (9 hrs) 5*
SHS 694- (9) Externship SHS 694- (9) Externship    [rev 9/21/17]

Total hours: 123
Notes:
*1- Submit plan of study to The Graduate School.
*2- Pass qualifying exam.
*3- Arrange externship with off-campus placement coordinator.
*4- Pass comprehensive exam & apply for graduation.
*5- Pass the Praxis II certification exam in Audiology (as applicable for certification/licensure).

Graduate Bulletin

*2- Qualifying exam
  • Students complete a qualifying examination during the Spring semester of the second year of the Au.D. program.
  • Action criterion based on a mean correct score of 72.6% (SD=6.6).
  • ResultAction
    Pass: highest >66%“Outstanding Academic Student Award”
    Pass: >66% Continues program without consequence
    Pass: >59.4%, <66% Continues program, but advised in writing to review prior coursework and areas of weakness identified by the qualifying exam
    Pass: >52.8%, <59.4%Continues program, but must complete remediation based on areas of weakness identified by the qualifying exam & prior coursework
    Pass: >46.2%, <52.8%Continues program. Meets with faculty to discuss course(s) to repeat based on areas of weakness identified by the qualifying exam & prior coursework
    Fail: <46.2% Faculty meets to discuss performance and votes for student’s continuance in the program. A faculty vote >50% is required to discontinue the student’s program. A vote for continuance requires the faculty to recommend a remediation plan that includes repetition of courses as previously described.
  • Any student requiring accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Disability Accommodation regarding information on appropriate policies and procedures.
*4-Comprehensive exam
  • All students
    • Any student requiring accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Office of Disability Accommodation regarding information on appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Audiology Graduate Students
    • Effective fall semester, 2013 and thereafter
      • Au.D. students will complete a departmental-derived comprehensive exam. The exam will:
        • replace the policy of passing the ASHA Praxis exam as a condition for graduation;
        • be administered online to students in the spring semester of their third year;
        • consist of objective type questions:
          • submitted from each faculty member for each course they teach or from clinical practicum experiences;
          • compiled into a large pool of about 500 questions from which approximately 150 items will be selected at random for each administration.
        • be periodically reviewed with regard to test items, number of items per administration, number of items in the larger pool, student performance and pass/fail criterion.
      • First administration
        • Date: On a day to be specified during the last week of January of the spring semester in the third year of the Au.D. program.
        • Pass criteria: 75% correct score or higher.
        • Action: Students will be reported to the Graduate School as fulfilling the comprehensive exam requirement for graduation.
        • Fail criteria: Less than 75% correct score.
        • Action: Students will be reported to the Graduate School as failing the first administration.
        • Remediation: students who fail the first administration will be directed to seek assistance from faculty members regarding materials to review to prepare for the second administration.
      • Second administration
        • Date: On a day to be specified during the second week of April of the spring semester in the third year of the Au.D. program.
        • Pass criteria: 75% correct score or higher.
        • Action: Students will be reported to the Graduate School as fulfilling the comprehensive exam requirement for graduation.
        • Fail criteria: Less than 75% correct score or failure to take the exam on the appointed date.
        • Action: Students will be reported to the Graduate School as failing the second administration.
          • the graduate school mandates a limit of two attempts on doctoral comprehensive exams;
          • students will be dismissed from the Au.D. program effective the semester in which the failures occur.