Doctor of Audiology (AuD)
The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) program at Wichita State University is a post-baccalaureate, entry-level graduate clinical program that prepares students to practice as audiologists in all clinical settings. This three-year program requires a minimum of 87 credit hours which includes continuous enrollment in clinical practicum. Our students are engaged in interprofessional learning opportunities with other health disciplines in the College of Health Professions. The bridge between academics and clinical practice is made through critical thinking seminars and experiences.
Students receive a variety of practicum experiences while serving clients of all ages at the WSU Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic and other clinical sites during the first two years of the program. Wichita, the largest city in Kansas, and the surrounding metropolitan area offers a full range of externship opportunities at major hospitals, clinics, and schools to ensure that students can apply their learning in multiple professional settings.
Advancement to candidacy allows students to enroll in the final program requirement -- a full-time, one-year supervised residency experience in a hospital, clinical or other audiology practice environment. To advance to candidacy, students must:
- Maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA and satisfactorily demonstrate knowledge and skills to faculty and clinical supervisors throughout the first two years of the program
- Complete a comprehensive, competency based examination at the conclusion of the first and second years in the program
- Complete a mentored research project and oral presentation during their second year
Prior to graduation, students must have achieved sufficient clinical clock hours to satisfy requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) for the Clinical Certificate of Competence (CCC-A). Students must demonstrate clinical competency and meet knowledge and skills learning outcomes in compliance with ASHA standards of certification. A passing score on the Praxis exam (as determined by ASHA and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services) is also required.
|Program Entry Point||Summer|
|Program Length||9 semesters|
|Study Plan Options||Full-time|
|Application Deadlines||February 1|
|Minimum GPA to apply||3.00 GPA in last 60 credit hours|
|GPA range of accepted students in last application cycle||3.21-4.00 in last 60 credit hours (Average 3.81 GPA)|
|Examinations required to apply||Graduate Record Examination or Miller Analogies Test.
Non-native English speakers must also document written and spoken English proficiency.
|Average range of exam scores of accepted students in last application cycle (middle 50%)||GRE: Verbal Reasoning 139-155, Quantitative Reasoning 142-153, Analytical Writing
MAT: Range not available (suggested range: 399-431)
|Degrees required||Bachelor's degree in any field|
|Professional certifications and licenses needed to practice||Varies by state (learn more about the profession)|
|Student Outcome Data||Program completion, Praxis exam, and employment rates|
Campus Visit/Information Session
Please click on the link below to schedule an individual campus visit or to sign up for a scheduled group information session.
The following foundational coursework, or its equivalent, are required for students in the AuD program. Courses may be taken prior to or after admission to the graduate program. Taking prerequisite coursework at WSU does not guarantee acceptance into the program.
Interested students who are not currently admitted to WSU should contact the Office of Admissions to start the enrollment process. Course descriptions are available in the WSU Undergraduate Catalog under College of Health Professions, then Communication Sciences and Disorders.
American Sign Language or Signing Exact English (e.g., CSD 260 or 270)
Aural Rehabilitation (CSD 504)
Early Language Development (CSD 304)
Research Methods (e.g., CESP 701, HP 800 or PSY 311)
The doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at Wichita State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.