Audiology (Au.D.)

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) program includes academic coursework, clinical practica, and research experience. The program enables its graduates to conduct audiological assessments and provide intervention to individuals with hearing related issues. The degree is an essential component of licensure for audiologists; new requirements state that the doctorate is the entry level degree for audiologists beginning in 2007. Students may enter the program at the post-baccalaureate level or the post-master´s level. Students interested in the post-master’s program must have a master’s degree in audiology and have or be eligible for the CCC-A awarded by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

The mission of the Audiology program is to prepare audiologists to function as clinicians, educators, administrators and collaborators in research. As clinicians, graduates will be able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs. In the area of education, graduates will be prepared to teach in community health care environments. As administrators, the graduates will be able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings. Graduates will have research skills that enable them to analyze new information in the field and apply it to their clinical practice.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Program Objectives

  • To prepare clinician/researchers to practice within the health care system in a variety of community settings by providing them with a broad base of knowledge to serve clients of all ages
  • To prepare clinician/researchers to use their research skills to critically analyze new information in the field and develop independent research programs.
  • To prepare audiologists to function as clinicians who are able to identify the hearing health needs of individuals and design, implement and evaluate treatment plans to meet those needs
  • To prepare audiologists to function as educators who are prepared to teach in community health care environments
  • To prepare audiologists to function as administrators who are able to plan, establish and evaluate audiology services in a variety of settings
  • To prepare graduates to communicate care to others such as patients, colleagues and other health care professionals

Admissions

Initial admission status requires that students meet the minimum admissions criteria. Prospective students must submit the following for consideration:

  • A completed and signed application for doctoral study
  • A personal essay describing their view of the relevance of doctoral education to their personal and professional development
  • A statement discussing areas of potential research interest
  • Transcripts of undergraduate and graduate work, (WES evaluation, if necessary)
  • GRE scores; TOEFL or IELTS scores if necessary
  • Three letters of recommendation, including at least two from professional colleagues or college/university faculty who can attest to the candidate's potential for advanced study and research
  • Application fee.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is located at 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield. Its phone number is 973-655-7752 and the program assistant can be reached at slpinfo@mail.montclair.edu.

The Center for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology is also located at 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ in Building B. The phone numbers to it are (973) 655-3934 for the Audiology Clinic and (973) 655-6917 for the Speech Clinic. All emails for the center should go to csdclinic@mail.montclair.edu.

Program Requirements

Academic Core
CSND 504Speech-Language Pathology for Audiologists3
CSND 544Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology I3
CSND 545Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology II3
CSND 546Diagnostic Procedures in Audiology III3
CSND 547Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic I1
CSND 548Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic II1
CSND 549Clinical Laboratory for Diagnostic III1
CSND 550Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting3
CSND 551Clinical Laboratory Basic Hearing Aid Technology and Fitting1
CSND 576Aural Rehabilitation Across the Lifespan3
CSND 577Scientific and Professional Writing3
CSND 601Auditory Processing Disorders3
CSND 602Hearing and Speech Science3
CSND 620Pediatric Audiology3
CSND 621Implantable Devices for the Remediation of Hearing Loss3
CSND 696Issues in Healthcare Systems2
CSND 701Auditory Anatomy and Physiology3
CSND 702Clinical Instrumentation3
CSND 703Biomedical Ethics2
CSND 704Clinical Laboratory in Auditory Processing Disorders1
CSND 707Basic Medical Audiology: Genetics and Pathology3
CSND 708Psychoacoustics I3
CSND 709Laboratory for Psychoacoustics I1
CSND 807Advanced Medical Audiology3
CSND 808Psychoacoustics II3
CSND 809Speech Perception3
Clinical Practica
CSND 530Clinical Observation/Clinical Preparation3
CSND 552Clinical Internship I3
CSND 553Clinical Internship II3
CSND 554Clinical Internship III3
CSND 699Clinical Externship I2
CSND 700Clinical Externship II3
CSND 731Clinical Externship III2
CSND 732Clinical Externship IV2
CSND 862Fourth Year Externship I3
CSND 863Fourth Year Externship II3
CSND 864Online Grand Rounds2
Research and Culminating Exp
CSND 750Research Methods3
STAT 600Statistical Methods for Research Workers I3
STAT 601Statistical Methods for Research Workers II3
CSND 850Directed Research I2
CSND 851Directed Research II3
CSND 852Directed Research III3
Professional Practica
CSND 834Seminar in University Teaching1
CSND 837Seminar in Clinical Preceptorship1
CSND 835Practicum in University Teaching2
or CSND 836 Practicum in Clinical Preceptorship
Electives
Select 4 credits from the following by advisement:4
Educational Audiology
Aural Rehabilitation for Adults
Pediatric Aural (Re)Habilitation
Special Topics in Audiology
Community and Industrial Audiology
Advanced Amplification Technology
Advanced Auditory Potentials
Total Credits118