Au.D. Program Description
The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program prepares graduate students for careers as clinical audiologists working in the areas of diagnostic and rehabilitative audiology.
The Au.D. program is a post-bachelors, residential program that requires a minimum of 120 semester hours over a period of four years. Three stages of clinical experience are completed during the first three years of the program. During year 1, students complete clinical laboratory coursework. During year 2, students complete clinical experiences within the USF Hearing Clinic. During year 3 they complete clerkships at a variety of clinical sites in the greater Tampa Bay area, including Veterans Affairs hospitals, children's hospitals and speech and hearing clinics. The fourth year of the Au.D. program is devoted to a full-time clinical externship. In addition to didactic coursework and clinical experiences, each student completes a professional research project during their third year in the program.
Graduates of the Au.D. program are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) administered by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and for Florida state licensure in Audiology.
A student with a master's degree, State License in Audiology or the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) may be admitted into an individualized program of study.