Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Audiology (Clinical) AuD


Overview


This eleven-semester, four-year program leads to the Clinical Doctorate of Audiology (Au.D.). Qualified graduates may apply for state licensure and the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A) from The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program in audiology (residential) at The University of Southern Mississippi is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

 

Campus: Hattiesburg

Admission Requirements


In addition to the admission requirements stated in the Admission Requirements and Procedures  section of the bulletin, applicants should have completed a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences that includes one biology lab science. Three letters of recommendation and GRE scores should also be submitted.

Individuals with a degree in another discipline should contact the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences for information regarding “leveling-in” courses that should be completed prior to applying for graduate studies.

Select applicants will be contacted by a school representative to arrange an in person or online admission interview. 

Applicants will submit a personal statement that includes the following (please limit to two pages):

  • an introduction that includes the applicant’s name, undergraduate school, major, and clinical interests
  • professional and clinical experiences/strengths
  • how the applicant became interested in audiology
  • how the applicant became interested in Southern Miss

Individuals with a degree in another discipline should contact the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences for information regarding “leveling-in” courses that should be completed prior to applying for graduate studies.

Program Requirements and Academic Policies


A mandatory two-day orientation is held by the School of Speech and Hearing Sciences for new graduate students each fall prior to the beginning of classes. Second year students are required to pass a Qualifying Examination, and third year students are required to pass a Comprehensive Examination. There is no thesis or dissertation requirement. A Capstone is included in the curriculum.

First, second, and third year students complete practica in the on-campus Audiology clinic or at other area or regional sites. The fourth year is an intensive externship arranged with the off-campus placement director.

See General Degree Requirements  and General Academic Information  for additional policies and requirements