Communication Sciences Disorders is both an academic department and a professional preparatory program with a dual focus on academic and clinical education. Graduates of CSD graduate level degree programs are qualified for professional positions in private and public clinical settings and in academic settings. The overall mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is to provide a high-quality, student-focused education that prepares students to be ethical, engaged, compassionate, and accomplished professionals.
Our clinic mirrors our academic programs in terms of excellence and strength and is a vital and critical component of our programs; this is the training ground for our student clinicians. We offer a wide range of speech-language pathology and audiology services to clients of every age and provide our students with an excellent foundation of clinical knowledge and skills.
The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) is a four-year post baccalaureate degree program. This degree consists 54 hours of academic credit hours, 26 clinical credit hours, and 6 hours of Capstone Independent Study.
In the AuD program, graduate student clinicians typically participate in four or five semesters of on-campus Clinic. As students proceed through on-campus clinical education experiences and demonstrate proficiency in clinical competencies, they become eligible for mini off-campus clinical experiences in conjunction with their last three semesters of on-campus Clinic. The culminating clinical experience for AuD graduate student clinicians is the completion of a year-long clinical residency that begins in the summer of the third year and ends in the spring of the fourth year. Upon graduation, students should demonstrate mastery of the clinical competencies necessary for practice as an independent beginning professional in the field of audiology.
A student applying to a doctoral program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
A student applying to this program must complete:
A student applying to this program must have:
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from continuous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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