Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The most up-to-date information about how the University of Cincinnati is adapting and operating during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be found on UC’s Novel Coronavirus webpage.
Classes for our incoming first year AuD students beginning Summer 2021 will begin June 1, 2021. The first five weeks of courses will be delivered remotely at set times. Students will begin on-campus clinical activities the second half of the Summer semester with a hybrid course model.
At this time, didactic classes for our second and third year students will be split between synchronous online course delivery and hybrid where lectures are delivered online but labs and application content may be delivered on-campus in the classroom. Course delivery model is being evaluated on a course by course basis, finding the best delivery method to balance student safety and mastery of course learning objectives
Clinical placements were initially impacted by COVID-19 during the Spring and Summer of 2020. However, all clinical activities have now returned to typical practicum. Students are provided with expanded training on COVID-19 universal precautions and provided with proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when in the clinical setting.
We do not offer early decision to our UC Audiology Program. The application deadline is December 1st and students are generally notified in February of the decision.
All prerequisites need to be completed prior to entering the program. You may still apply if prerequisites are in progress or will be completed during the spring semester.
Application fees are paid to CSDCAS directly with an additional fee to the UC Graduate School. Upon submission of your application to CSDCAS, the UC Graduate School will send you an email with instruction on paying the Graduate School fee. Fees must be paid within 72 hours of receiving the notification. Applications will not be reviewed if the UC Graduate School Application fee has not been paid.
Please note that the GRE has been temporarily waived for the 2021-2022 application cycle. All applicants will be reviewed with or without GRE scores reported. However, applicants who voluntarily submit official GRE scores to CSDCAS (code 0734) may enhance their consideration for scholarship funding. If submitting GRE scores, GRE scores must be sent to CSDCAS (Code 0734) via ETS
Transcripts must be sent to CSDCAS directly to be included in your application. Upon admission to the program and your acceptance, all official transcripts must be sent to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department at UC, Attn: Karen Meyer.
No, audiology observation hours are no longer required to be admitted into the Doctor of Audiology Program. We provide opportunities for admitted students to observe in their first year.
Yes, in order for us to hold your seat, there is a $250 matriculation deposit for accepted applicants. This is returned as a tuition credit during your first semester.
No, we do not conduct interviews at this time.
The UC AuD program has transitioned to a 3 year (nine-semester) program beginning summer of 2021. Students entering summer 2021 and after will benefit from delivery of the same didactic coursework re-organized to optimize the student’s time in the program while graduating a year sooner than students in a typical 4 year AuD program.
Didactic classes and local practicum will be delivered over six semesters on or near campus and then the student will transition to their full-time final year externship with some additional online courses. This final year can be completed away from the greater Cincinnati area. By having a summer start, we ensure students can start their final year externship experience on the same timeline as traditional AuD programs thus not limiting the options for National practicum sites.
Beginning with students entering our program in summer of 2021, our program will be delivered over nine semesters compared to the previous eleven.
Given the course load paired with practicum rotations, students are not able to work full-time while they are in the program. Some students are successful in balancing part-time, weekend work schedules but should be available for class or clinic during the week days.
We generally have around 15 students per class.
Classes during the final year are delivered online to accommodate full-time externship experiences across the country. Students do not need to live near campus during this final year.
Clinical Rotations/Field Placements
Students begin their clinical training on day one of the program. First year students will gain hands on experience in the UC Speech and Hearing Clinic on campus and then begin to transition off campus to local practicum sites during their second year of the program. The third year is comprised of a full-time externship which may be completed anywhere across the country.
Our local clinical sites are located in the greater Cincinnati area, stretching to Dayton and Lexington. Students are assigned placements based on their clinical interest and areas of competency they must obtain.
Each semester of the program includes clinical practicum experiences.
The Director of Clinical Education works with each student to provide a well-rounded experience that takes into account the students interests and clinical competency needs.