Doctor of Audiology, Au.D.

89 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus

Overview

St. John's, Adelphi and Hofstra Universities, three distinguished academic institutions on Long Island, have joined to offer their combined resources for a ground breaking Doctor of Audiology program. This four-year post-baccalaureate program meets national standards for certification in Audiology (ASHA). Students are able to utilize the resources of all three schools, including labs, equipment, faculty, and externship sites and earn 89 credits.

The objective of this clinical program is to produce highly skilled practitioners with the ability to perform the wide variety of diagnostic, remedial, and other critical services within the scope of practice for audiologists to meet the current requirements for certification and practice.

Each doctoral candidate in audiology completes his/her plan of study and takes classes at each of the three schools to earn the Au.D. Each student selects a home university. The home institution maintains student transcripts, provides advisement, and monitors ASHA certification and New York State licensing requirements. The home institution awards the degree, noting that it was completed in conjunction with the two other universities.

The curriculum includes advanced course work in vestibular assessment, hearing and technology, early intervention, and electrophysiology. In addition to classes that are scheduled within traditional semesters, a variety of instructional formats such as intensive one- to eight-week institutes, weekend workshops, and distance courses are also offered. Efforts are made to balance the number of course offerings among the three schools. The student takes courses in a lock step program for the first 3 years and completes a 2000 hour practicum in the fourth year.

For additional information visit http://education.adelphi.edu/audiology/admission.php

Admissions

All students apply to the doctoral program through Adelphi University Admissions Office. Admission is determined by faculty and staff from each participating university. The application is submitted through Adelphi University, and requires an official transcript from all schools attended (minimum overall GPA of 3.0), GRE scores, three letters of recommendation, and a 300-word essay describing why the individual wants to pursue a doctoral degree. An interview is required of all students being considered for admission to the program. Detailed admission requirements may be found here.

Applications are due by February 1 (fall admission only). Applications completed by the priority date are guaranteed a decision for the fall semester. Applications completed thereafter will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a major area other than communication sciences and disorders are required to complete the following six prerequisite courses prior to admission:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Introduction to Audiology

In addition, requirements for ASHA certification include courses in the following areas, which must be completed prior to applying for ASHA certification:

  • Physical Sciences (3 credits)
  • Biological Sciences (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Mathematics/Statistics (3 credits)

Prospective applicants may request more graduate information by visiting the Long Island Au.D. Consortium page here

Program Contacts

Adelphi UniversitySt. John’s UniversityHofstra University

Yula Serpanos, Ph.D., Au.D.
Program Coordinator
Adelphi University
Hy Weinberg Center
158 Cambridge Avenue,
Room 122
Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-4774
serpanos@adelphi.edu

Donna S. Geffner, Ph.D.,
Program Director
Speech and Hearing Center
St. John’s University
Seton Complex
152-11 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11367
718-990-6121        
geffnerd@stjohns.edu

Kathleen Scott, Ph.D.,
Graduate Program Director
Hofstra University
Davison Hall, Room 106
516-463-5511
Kathleen.Scott@hofstra.edu

Adelphi University
1 South Avenue
P.O. Box 701
Garden City, NY 11530-0701
516-877-4770
www.adelphi.edu

St. John’s University
Graduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
718-990-1601
gradhelp@stjohns.edu
www.stjohns.edu

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
516-463-5509
www.hofstra.edu


Web Address for this page: http://www.stjohns.edu/academics/centers/community_services/speech_hearing/audiology/requirements.stj

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Courses

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Admission

The Audiology Faculty Council, comprised of faculty and staff of each participating institution is charged with making recommendations for admission to the home institution. The home institution will be responsible for maintaining student transcripts, providing advisement, as well as monitoring ASHA certification and NYS licensing requirements.

A transcript and a 300 word essay describing why one wants to pursue a doctoral degree is required of each student applying.  In some cases where graduate work has been completed, the faculty council may review and recommend exceptions from specific course work for which academic and clinical expertise has been demonstrated. 

Applicants for the Doctoral degree in Audiology (Au.D) must:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree
  • Satisfy the department that his or her academic preparation indicates a high
    potential for successful advanced study in Audiology
  • Submit transcripts of all previous academic coursework
  • Have completed a minimum of 18 undergraduate background credits in Speech-
    Language Pathology and Audiology.  
  • Submit three letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the
    candidate’s academic coursework
  • Provide a clearly written statement of educational and professional goals
  • Student must select home institution (Adelphi, Hofstra or St. John’s) in which
    records will be kept and from which degree will be designated
  • GRE scores are required for all candidates applying to the program

Students who have a bachelor’s degree in a major area other than communication sciences and disorders are required to complete the following six prerequisite courses prior to admission:

  • Phonetics
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
  • Speech and Language Development
  • Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • Speech and Language Disorders
  • Introduction to Audiology

Applications are due by February 1 (fall admission only). All applicants to the Doctorate of Audiology doctoral program must apply and submit all admission materials to Adelphi University. You may contact Adelphi online, e-mail admissions@adelphi.edu, or call 516-877-3050.

For further information, contact:
Yula Serpanos, Ph.D., Au.D.
Program Coordinator
Adelphi University
Hy Weinberg Center
158 Cambridge Avenue, Room 122
Garden City, NY 11530
516-877-4774
serpanos@adelphi.edu

Ianthe Murad, Sc.D.
Clinical Coordinator
Hofstra University
516-463-5508

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Career Outcomes

The program prepares students in four areas of audiology; foundations of practice, prevention in identification, evaluation, and treatment of hearing impairment.  The program expects graduates to be clinicians and scholars with a strong understanding of the connection between the scientific basis of the discipline and its clinical practices, and an appreciation for research.

The goal of the consortium of Universities offering this program is to produce highly skilled practitioners with the ability to provide a wide variety of diagnostic, remedial and clinical services, maintaining sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.

Accreditation
The Long Island Au.D. Consortium of Adelphi, Hofstra, and St. John’s Universities is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) through January 31, 2021.

A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA 2000 Research Blvd., Rockville, Maryland 20852 or calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1(800) 498-2071.

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