NY State Program Code: 29010
HEGIS Code: 1220.00
CIP Code: 51.0204
Yula C. Serpanos, Ph.D., Program Director
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Long Island Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Consortium
The program is a four-year full-time course of academic and clinical training, in which students complete a minimum of 86 semester hours of post-baccalaureate study. The curriculum includes course work and clinical practicum experiences in all aspects of audiologic practice. In addition, a clinical research project proposal is required of each student.
Students attend classes on each campus but at least one-third of the credits needed to earn the Au.D. must be taken at the home university. The home institution is responsible for maintaining student transcripts, providing advisement, and for monitoring ASHA certification and New York State licensing requirements. The home institution will award the degree, noting that it was completed in conjunction with the two other universities in the consortium. Students may request a home institution, but the Audiology Faculty Council reserves the right to assign students to another campus to balance enrollment among the participating universities, as needed.
Note: Tuition and fees for the Au.D. program are set at the highest prevailing rate among the member institutions regardless of the home institution.
The mission of the Au.D. Consortium is to prepare students to be professional, knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate clinicians who are able to utilize evidence-based practice by integrating research principles and findings into their professional practice. Students will gain a strong appreciation for the connections between the scientific bases of the discipline and its clinical practices. It is our goal to produce highly skilled practitioners with the ability to perform the wide variety of diagnostic, remedial, and other critical services within the scope of practice for audiologists, while maintaining sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity. The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, in cooperation with Hofstra and St. John’s Universities, offers a professional Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.).
Consistent with the missions of the three universities as institutions of higher education preparing professionals to be ethical, competent clinicians in a diverse community, the institutions and program abide by all applicable federal, state and local laws which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status or disability in admitting students or in administering educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, loans, and other institutionally administered programs or activities. These policies are available to students in university documents and on the university websites.
The clinical doctoral program offered by the Long Island Au.D. Consortium of Adelphi, Hofstra, and St. John’s Universities is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through January 31, 2021. Any questions concerning accreditation may be addressed to the program directors, the Au.D. program coordinator, or the CAA at 301.296.5700.
The latest available information on student outcomes, including program completion, Praxis pass rates, and employment after graduation, can be found here.
Admission is determined by the Audiology Faculty Council, which is composed of faculty from each participating university. The application is submitted through Adelphi University, and requires an official transcript from all schools attended (minimum overall GPA of 3.0), GRE scores, two letters of recommendation, and a 300-word essay describing why the individual wants to pursue a doctoral degree and the applicant’s diverse qualities and/or experiences. An interview is required of all students being considered for admission to the program.
Applications are due by February 1 (fall admission only). Applications completed by the priority date are guaranteed a decision for the fall semester. Applications completed thereafter will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a major area other than communication sciences and disorders are required to show transcript evidence of the following six prerequisite courses at the time of application.
- Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
- Speech and Language Development
- Speech and/or Hearing Sciences
- Speech and Language Disorders
- Introduction to Audiology
In addition, requirements include courses in the following areas:
- Physical Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Social Sciences
Students’ progress through the program is monitored through academic advisement, assessment of educational and clinical performance, and competency-based evaluations administered to students following Levels 2 and 3 of the program.
During the first three levels of the program, students take academic and clinical courses. A clinical research project proposal is completed by the end of Level 3. During the fourth year of the program, students complete a full-time clinical externship (AUD 570 ).
Students will receive a diploma from their home institution upon successful completion of the Au.D. degree requirements. The diploma will note that the degree was awarded in conjunction with the other two universities in the consortium.
Program of Study
Consistent with the current standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) described by ASHA, the program of study for the Au.D. consists of a minimum of 86 post-baccalaureate semester credit-hours of academic course work including a minimum of 12 months’ full-time equivalent of supervised clinical practicum in the requisite areas of foundations of practice, prevention and identification, assessment (re) habilitation, advocacy/consultation, and education/research/administration.