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Graduate Programs


Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

For students with a graduate degree in a field related to Audiology

Minimum Totals for Graduation: 36 hours

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

Note: Effective May 31, 2006, applications are no longer being accepted for the Doctor of Audiology program offered through Off-Campus Programs.


  • 1.

    Applicants must have a graduate degree in a field related to Audiology. For U.S. applicants, a valid state license to practice Audiology or national certification, such as that offered by the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (CCC-A) or the American Academy of Audiology, is also required. For applicants from outside the U.S., the applicant must have certification or licensure at the applicant’s practice location.

  • 2.

    Applicants must be certified or licensed as an audiologist and have worked full-time (40 hours/week) as an audiologist for the past three years. Applicants working less than full-time must be certified or licensed and have worked as an audiologist for at least four of the past five years.

  • 3.

    Applicants with a graduate degree must have a minimum GPAof

3.0 in their previousAudiology graduate work; or, for applicants from outside the U.S., a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all Audiology coursework.

  • 4.

    Applicants must submit three letters of support.

  • 5.

    Applicants from non-English speaking countries must achieve a minimum score of 600 (250 CBT) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Program Requirements

Successful completion of the Au.D. requires a minimum of 36 hours of course work beyond the master’s degree and a GPA of 3.0 or better. At least 24 of the 36 hours must be earned at the 600 level or above and at least 18 of the last 21 hours earned at the 700 level or above. Students must successfully pass a comprehensive examination in order to graduate.

Students must complete CDO 898 - Doctoral project for a total of 6 credit hours. The doctoral project will be an evidenced-based endeavor designed to enhance the student’s capacity to be a critical consumer of audiologic research and to create and opportunity for the student to engage in an in-depth study of an area of Audiology. Students may enroll for CDO 898 as variable credit in blocks ranging from 1-6 credit hours. Concurrent with enrollment in CDO 898, the student will select a doctoral project advisor, who must have graduate faculty status at Central Michigan University. Prior to initiating the doctoral project, it must be approved by the Division of Audiology Doctoral Project Committee. Upon completion of the doctoral project, the student must submit it to the Division of Audiology Doctoral Project Committee in an acceptable format.

Degree Requirements

Core Courses (15 hours) CDO 762 - Advanced Amplification for the Hearing-Impaired

3(3-0) CDO 783 - Advanced Electrophysiological Techniques in

Audiology 3(3-0) CDO 853 - Psychosocial Aspects of Hearing Loss 3(3-0) CDO 898 - Doctoral Project 1-12(Spec)

Electives (21 hours)

The student and an Advisory Committee, comprised of at least two faculty members from the Division of Audiology, will develop jointly a sequence of elective courses. As a minimum, this sequence consists of 21 credit hours selected primarily from course offerings within theAu.D. curriculum; however, upon review of the student’s previous graduate coursework, professional experiences and continuing education, additional courses (such as CDO 849) beyond the 21 credit hour minimum may be assigned to the student’s program.

Total: 36 semester hours

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