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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology, (AuD)

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AuD Program

Program Admission

  1. The admissions committee will review all completed applications. The deadline for applications is February 1 each year for the following Fall semester. Students are admitted in the fall semester only. Students should have a GPA of 3.00 (on a 4-point system). GRE scores are required (General Test). Application instructions are available online at  Applicants should follow the application instructions on the website for current procedures. Assistance for the fall semester is greater for applications received prior to February 1.

  2. Applicants should submit recommendations from at least three individuals familiar with the applicant’s academic background and aptitude for graduate work in Audiology.

  3. Applicant should also submit a personal statement describing his/her professional goals and preparation for study in Audiology.

  4. Students are expected to understand and use English proficiently.

Assumed Background

  1. To be considered for admission, all applicants must have completed or be in the process of completing a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Previous academic preparation in audiology/speech-language pathology is not a requirement for admission.
  2. The AuD program assumes that students have basic coursework in the biological, physical, mathematical, and social/behavioral sciences, as shown below, by the time of graduation. In addition, students are required to have completed two courses in speech-language development/disorders in order to meet program graduation requirements. This coursework should be completed at the undergraduate level. However, if not, this coursework may be taken during the AuD program at the University of Memphis and is not required for admission.

    Biological Science (3)
    Mathematical Science (3)
    Physical Sciences (3)
    Behavioral Sciences (3)
    Speech-Language Development (3)
    Speech-Language Disorders (3)

General Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 99 credit hours and meet the academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additional coursework will be required for those students without undergraduate preparation in audiology/speech-language pathology.
  2. A maximum of 24 credit hours in AUSP 8104 and a maximum of 6 credit hours in AUSP 8125  may be counted toward meeting the 99 credit hour graduation requirement.
  3. Students must achieve a grade of 3.00 or better in AUSP 8104  in their last two semesters in residence.
  4. All students must complete an individual research project (AUSP 8121 ) for a minimum of 4 hours credit.
  5. All students must successfully complete an oral qualifying examination.
  6. All students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination containing both written and oral components.

Retention Requirements

All students enrolled in the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders are expected to attain high academic achievement in all courses taken. In addition to Graduate School policy, the criteria listed below will be used to determine the retention status of students enrolled in the School.

  1. Grades of less than 2.00 in a required course are considered unacceptable. These courses must be repeated with a minimum grade of 2.00 in order to meet graduation requirements.
  2. A student may count two grades of 2.00 toward their degree. Students have the option of repeating two courses in which a grade of 2.00 or less was earned. The student will be dismissed at the end of the semester in which a third grade of 2.00 or less has been earned.
  3. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.00 at the end of each semester of enrollment at the University of Memphis. A GPA below 3.00 across two consecutive semesters may be grounds for dismissal.
  4. Students may be dismissed for any of the following:
    • Failure to maintain appropriate standards of academic integrity or CSD Policies.
    • Failure to follow the ASHA and AAA Codes of Ethics.
    • Failure to follow HIPAA guidelines.
    • Failure to pass the oral qualifying examination.
    • Failure to pass the comprehensive examination (including both written and oral components).
    • A grade of less than 2.00 in clinic practicum will mandate a review within the School and may be grounds for dismissal.

Externship in Audiology

All students will complete an externship during the fourth year of the program, which is consistent with current accreditation requirements. To be eligible for the externship the student must have completed all academic coursework, including the research project, and successfully passed the comprehensive examination. Externship placement may be obtained in coordination with the Director of Clinical Services in Audiology. Successful completion of the externship must include the approval of the Director of Clinical Services in Audiology and the Director of Graduate Studies. The externship is to provide a comprehensive training environment for students to expand and sharpen their clinical skills. Externships may be in either paid or unpaid positions.

Specific Requirements

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