San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University California San Diego (UCSD) offer a joint doctoral program (AuD) in Audiology. The AuD Joint Doctoral Program involves faculty from the School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services at SDSU, and from the Division of Surgery (Otolaryngology) in the School of Medicine at UCSD. The joint doctoral program in audiology is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). See website for more information and application (http://chhs.sdsu.edu/slhs/audmain.php).
The AuD program is a four-year graduate degree program designed for individuals who intend to specialize in clinical practice and to meet professional standards requiring a clinical doctorate as the entry-level degree for a certified/licensed audiologist. It is expected that students will come into this program from a variety of different science backgrounds, including speech, language, and hearing sciences, biological and physical sciences, engineering, psychology, nursing, or a pre-med curriculum.
The target enrollment for the AuD program is 10 students per year. Students must be enrolled full-time (12-15 units/semester) for four years (including some summer enrollment). Students will complete about 134 semester units, over 11 academic terms. Program begins in Fall term, and graduation occurs in May of 4th year.
The program is comprised of the following six components.
• Academic Component
28 required professional courses (14 core courses/14 elective courses); Years 1 and 3 at SDSU, Year 2 at UCSD, Year 4 is a full time externship at an approved clinical facility.
• Research Component (a research methods course, lab rotations on both campuses and doctoral project)
• Clinic Component (clinical staffing courses, supervised clinics at both campuses, and community agencies, ~700 hours)
• Full-time Clinical Externship
SDSU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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