Communication Sciences and Disorders and Audiology Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School's Policy Guide.

Course Requirements


Didactic courses (PhD)

  • CSD 404-1xperimental Design and Statistics in CSD
  • CSD 404-2 Experimental Design and Statistics in CSD
  • CSD 412  Scientific Writing
  • CSD 511  Translational Research
  • CSD 545  Professional Development
  • CSD 550  Research Methods in CSD
  • NUIN 490 Responsible Conduct in Research
  • Elective  (Topic Seminar)


Research courses (PhD)

  • CSD 499  Qualifying Research Project (for 3 quarters)
  • CSD 552-1  Laboratory Rotation   
  • CSD 552-2  Laboratory Rotation   
  • CSD 552-3  Laboratory Rotation   
  • CSD 590  Research


Didactic courses (AuD)

  • CSD 302  Anatomy & Physiology of Hearing
  • CSD 306  Psychoacoustics
  • CSD 401  Signals, Systems & Acoustics for the Communication Sciences
  • CSD 407  Implantable Devices
  • CSD 408  Business Practices
  • CSD 410  Biological Foundations of Speech & Music
  • CSD 411  Amplification
  • CSD 414  Advanced Amplification
  • CSD 417  Noise
  • CSD 419  Pediatrics
  • CSD 420  Pathologies I
  • CSD 421  Pathologies II
  • CSD 423  Evaluation of Peripheral Hearing
  • CSD 424  Evaluation & Treatment of Central Auditory Processing
  • CSD 425  Electrophysiology of the Human Auditory System
  • CSD 427  Otoacoustic Emissions
  • CSD 428  Vestibular I
  • CSD 429  Vestibular II
  • CSD 465  Hearing Impairment
  • CSD 467  Seminar: Mnagement of Hearing Impairment


Clinical courses (AuD)

  • CSD 415-1  Clinical Practicum:  Clinical Practice & Speech
  • CSD 415-2  Clinical Practicum:  Adult Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSD 415-3  Clinical Practicum:  Counseling
  • CSD 415-4  Clinical Practicum:  Ethics
  • CSD 415-5  Clinical Practicum:  Audiology Supervision Practices
  • CSD 415-6  Clinical Practicum:  Pediatric Aural Rehabilitation
  • CSD 580  Full-time Clinic Placement    

 

Other Degree Requirements


Assessments for the PhD include:  

  • Committee review (annually)
  • Oral presentations to the faculty on Research Presentation Days (annually)
  • Approval of the Qualifying Research Project proposal
  • Qualifying Research Project defense
  • Approval of the dissertation proposal
  • Dissertation defense


Assessments for the AuD include:  

  • Written qualifying exam to assess clinical knowledge base
  • Practical exam to assess hands-on clinical skills
  • Written comprehensive exam to assess knowledge of clinical integration and evidence-based practice
  • Full-time clinical placement

Simultaneous award of PhD and AuD


Students will receive both the PhD and AuD degrees simultaneously after all of the requirements for both degrees are complete.  Students who leave the program early will receive the non-clinical Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (MA), as deemed appropriate by their progress, following current practice in the PhD program.