Course Sequence

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.

Program of Study

The expected program of study is four years (eleven terms) for the AuD program (including summer terms). 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 term 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 terms, part-time study, or other accommodations, as appropriate. This will extend the program of study beyond the usual number of terms.