The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) curriculum is carefully designed to use evidenced
based practice to develop clinical skills across a wide range of diagnostic and treatment
areas. Towson University Au.D. graduates are competent to begin independent practice
upon graduation, with over 2000 hours of clinical experience.
The 99-unit (minimum) program consists of the following requirements: a clinical
practicum with a minimum of 35 units, including a one-year clinical residency and
a minimum of 57 units of course work, including a minimum of seven units of doctoral
thesis preparation. As students progress through the program, they are periodically
evaluated to determine if they are ready to proceed to the next level of courses or
clinical training. These assessments are listed in the last column of the chart. The
names of the assessments are included at the end of the chart.
If you are enrolled in a graduate ASLD program, you may repeat a maximum of two courses
for which grades of "C" or lower were earned for any required courses.
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Note: The expected program of study is four years (eleven semesters) for the AuD program
(including summer semesters). All courses and clinical practicum will be provided
to allow students to progress to an on-time graduation. 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, or other accommodations,
as appropriate. This will extend the program of study beyond the usual number of