The first two years of the program emphasize didactic instruction and laboratory class work combining theory, practicality and emerging technology. The emphasis in the final two years is on combining the theory with clinical learning experiences. The fourth year is a full year externship with monitoring and advisement by the faculty and staff.
The audiology program includes:
- Academic and clinical training in diagnosis
- Electrophysiological testing
- Aural rehabilitation
- Educational audiology
- Assistive devices
- Cochlear implants
- Industrial audiology and private practice
Both academic and practicum experiences focus on the prevention, identification, evaluation and treatment of individuals with disorders of the auditory, balance and related systems.
Audiology Program Admission
Admission to the Doctorate of Audiology program is on a competitive basis. Interested students are encouraged to apply early. Note: Application deadline is Feb. 1.
Prerequisite coursework and requirements
The graduate school's general admission criteria and the following specific criteria must be met for unconditional admission.
- Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00
- Three academic letters of recommendation
- A minimum of three semester hours in each: life sciences, physical sciences, behavioral sciences, mathematics, written and oral communications
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
- TOEFL scores for international students
- One-page, typed letter detailing their professional background, experience and rationale for wanting to be admitted to the program in audiology
- Current Resume
- Official GRE scores (*not required for Fall 2021 admission)
Individuals not meeting all requirements: Conditional admission is considered upon recommendation of the faculty.
Audiology Doctorate Handbook
BU's clinical doctorate (Au.D.) program in Audiology is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Any concerns specific to the program's accreditation status should first be addressed to the program and Bloomsburg University and then to the CAA.
Out-of-State Licensure and Certification
Bloomsburg University is approved to offer programs that lead to certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensure in Pennsylvania. BU’s Doctorate in Audiology program is designed to prepare you for the national exam required for certification and leads to eligibility for audiology licensure in Pennsylvania. BU cannot confirm that this program meets the requirements for licensure in other states. Other states’ requirements may be viewed at the ASHA website. Because requirements differ by state, applicants should verify requirements for their state(s) of interest prior to applying to this program. Note that state requirements are subject to change at any time and without notice. Please visit https://intranet.bloomu.edu/state-authorization and https://www.asha.org/ for more details.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders Admissions Committee accepts graduate students based on the evaluation of an applicant’s ability and readiness for graduate work. The committee may conditionally accept a limited number of undergraduate students enrolled in Bloomsburg University’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program who meet the strict criteria established by the Department. The specific conditional acceptance policy is here.