Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.)
The Au.D. curriculum is a four-year clinical doctorate program with a primary objective to produce audiologists who are competent to perform the wide array of diagnostic, remedial, and other services associated with audiology. This audiology doctorate program places major emphasis on clinical training and the practical application of research, theory, and technology into clinical practice.
The first two years of the audiology doctorate program emphasizes didactic instruction and laboratory class work combining theory, practicality and emerging technology. The emphasis in the final two years is on combining the theory with clinical learning experiences.
The fourth year is a full year externship with monitoring and advisement by the faculty and staff. Both academic and practicum experience focus on the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of individuals with disorders of auditory, balance, communication and related systems.
This audiology doctorate program includes academic and clinical training in diagnosis, amplification, electrophysiological testing, aural rehabilitation, educational audiology, assistive devices, cochlear implants, industrial audiology, and private practice.
BU's audiology doctorate program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Upon graduation, the individual is eligible for the certificate of clinical competence issued by the Council for Clinical Certification of the American Speech, Language and Hearing Association. The graduate also meets all requirements for licensure by the Pennsylvania State Board of Examiners in Speech, Language and Hearing.
Program Summary Statistics
|Employment rate||100% (10/10)||100% (6/6)||100% (8/8)|
|Praxis exam pass rate||82% (9/11)||85% (6/7)||100% (5/5)|
|Completion Rate||100% (10/10)*||100% (6/6)**||100% (8/8)***|
(*) Three students withdrew, one was dismissed for academic reasons
(**) One student withdrew, one student was dismissed for academic reasons
(***) One student withdrew