The Au.D. is a 4-year* program including 3 years of classes & clinical rotations +
1 year of full-time externship.
The SLP-MS is a 2-year* program including classes and clinical practicum each semester.
Our graduate programs focus on applying current research to daily clinical practice.
Our strengths include:
Ninety percent of courses are taught by full-time faculty who are available during
class and after.
Our suburban metropolitan location attracts a variety of patients for our new on-campus
clinics: The Speech & Language Center and the Hearing & Balance Center at the Institute
for Well-being (IWB). These centers offer a variety of interdisciplinary clinical
The department offers state-of-the-art labs and clinical facilities in audiology and
Students are involved with faculty in applied clinical research in the areas of autism
spectrum disorder, vestibular (balance) assessment, electrophysiology, pediatric stuttering,
auditory processing disorder, international adoptions, neural plasticity, hearing
aids, military audiology, early intervention, and literacy.
Over the past two years, 100% of our students passed the Praxis Examination for certification,
the vast majority on their first attempt.
A wide variety of clinical placements are available locally at area hospitals, schools,
private practices, and rehabilitation facilities.
*The expected program of study is two years (five semesters) for the SLP MS program
and four years (eleven semesters) for the AuD program (including summer semesters).
All courses and clinical practicum will be provided to allow students to complete
the program in this time-frame. However, individual students may request an extended
program of study after the first semester of the program to accommodate personal circumstances
(e.g., medical emergency, physical and mental well-being issues, military deployment,
missionary work, academic difficulty, family crisis, financial difficulty, and so
forth). On an individual basis, the student and program director will work together
to develop a modified program of study that may involve withdrawal for one or more
semesters, part-time study, extended study, or other accommodations. On-time graduation
for students will follow the modified program of study and will be longer than the
usual 5 (SLP MS) or 11 (AuD) semesters.