Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Classes for our incoming first year AuD students will be delivered remotely at set times to allow students to start where you are. The curriculum has been revised to provide clinical simulation opportunities during the first semester and increase hands-on clinical practicum during the second (spring) semester at the UC Speech and Hearing Clinic.
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 bases, finding the best delivery method to balance student safety and mastery of course learning objectives.
Clinical placements have been impacted by COVID-19 for the past spring and summer semesters. However, we have begun slowly repopulating clinics with student clinicians ensuring safety measure are in place for the students, patients and clinicians. We anticipate a return to typical practicum schedules for the fall of 2020 for our second through fourth year students with modifications made for our first-year students.
At this time we are not making any changes to the admissions process specifically due to COVID-19. However, our application deadline has been moved to 1/1/2021(transcripts received to CSDCAS and application submitted). Please visit our admission requirements page for other specifics.
We do not offer early decision to our UC Audiology Program. The application deadline is January 1st and students are generally notified in February of the decision.
All prerequisites need to be completed prior to entering the program which is transitioning to a summer semester start. 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 48 hours of receiving the notification. Applications will not be reviewed if the UC Graduate School Application fee has not been paid.
GRE scores must be sent to CSDCAS by ETS directly using code 0734.
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.
Yes, in order for us to hold your seat, there is a $250 fee 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 is transitioning to an accelerated 9 semester program beginning summer of 2021. Our first accelerated cohort will benefit from delivery of the same didactic coursework condensed 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 6 semesters and then the student will transition to their full-time final year externship with some additional online courses. 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 in an accelerated model over 9 semesters as opposed to the previous 11.
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.