Communication Sciences and Disorders and Audiology PhD/AuD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

Course Requirements

Total Units Required for PhD: 11 didactic courses, 1 ethics (non-credit bearing), 3 lab experiences, 3 independent studies

Total Units Required for AuD: 21 didactic courses (18 credits), 4 clinical courses (3 credits), 12 practicum courses

PhD Didactic Courses

Course Title
Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 550-1Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Scientific Thinking)
CSD 550-2Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Experimental Design)
CSD 550-3Research Foundations in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Scientific Communication)
Statistics
CSD 404-1Experimental Design and Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Not offered 2020/21. Students should take PSYCH 453-0 instead.)
CSD 404-2Experimental Design and Statistics in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Not offered 2020/21. Students should take PSYCH 451-1 instead.)
Other Core Courses
CSD 412-0Scientific Writing
CSD 544-0Responsible Conduct of Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 545-0Seminar: Professional Development
Content Courses (2 required, may be fulfilled with AuD didactic courses)
Topic Seminars (2 required, 1 of which may be fulfilled with an AuD didactic course)

PhD Research Courses

Course Title
Laboratory Experiences
CSD 552-1Laboratory Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 552-2Laboratory Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders
CSD 552-3Laboratory Experiences in Communication Sciences and Disorders
Independent Study (related to Qualifying Research Project)
CSD 499-0Independent Study (for 3 quarters)

 AuD Didactic Courses 

Course Title
CSD 302-0Anatomy and Physiology of the Peripheral Hearing Mechanism
CSD 306-0Psychoacoustics
CSD 406-0Medical Aspects of Audiology
CSD 407-0Implantable Devices
CSD 408-1Business Practices in Audiology
CSD 408-2Business in Audiology
CSD 411-0Evaluation and Use of Amplification Systems
CSD 414-0Amplification Systems II
CSD 419-0Pediatric Audiology
CSD 420-0Pathologies of the Auditory System
CSD 422-0Anatomy and Physiology of the Central Hearing Mechanism
CSD 423-0Evaluation of the Peripheral Hearing Mechanism
CSD 424-0Central Auditory Processing Disorders
CSD 425-0Electrophysiology of the Human Auditory System
CSD 427-0Otoacoustic Emissions: Theory and Practice
CSD 428-0Fundamentals of Vestibular Science
CSD 429-0Evaluation and Treatment of Balance Disorders
CSD 519-0Pediatric Amplification and Educational Audiology
CSD 522-0Hearing Loss Prevention and Conservation
CSD 523-0Assessment and Management of Tinnitus and Sound Tolerance Issues

AuD Clinical Courses 

Course Title
Leadership
CSD 409-3Foundations of Clinical and Professional Practice (Integration)
CSD 409-5Foundations of Clinical and Professional Practice (Supervision and Counseling)
CSD 409-6Foundations of Clinical and Professional Practice (Ethics and Counseling)
CSD 409-7Foundations of Clinical and Professional Practice (Alternative Delivery Models and Counseling)

AuD Practicum Courses

Course Title
CSD 415-1Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-2Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-3Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-4Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-5Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-6Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-7Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 415-8Clinical Practicum in Audiology
CSD 580-1Clinical Externship
CSD 580-2Clinical Externship
CSD 580-3Clinical Externship
CSD 580-4Clinical Externship

Other PhD Degree Requirements

  • Attendance at Scientific Lectures: four scientific lectures per quarter
  • Non-Course Assignments: teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships
  • Research Presentations: oral presentation of ongoing work at Annual Doctoral Student Research Presentation Days
  • Qualifying Research Project (QRP): a minimum of three quarters of independent study; proposal, paper, exam, and defense
  • Doctoral Dissertation: prospectus and prospectus meeting prior to conducting dissertation research project; paper and defense at the conclusion of the dissertation research project

For details on PhD in CSD degree requirements, please refer to the program handbook.

Other AuD Degree Requirements

  • Written qualifying exam: assessment of clinical knowledge base
  • Practical exams: assessment of hands-on clinical skills
  • Written comprehensive exam: assessment of knowledge of clinical integration and evidence-based practice
  • Full-time clinical placement: registration in CSD 580-1 Clinical Externship, CSD 580-2 Clinical Externship, CSD 580-3 Clinical Externship, and CSD 580-4 Clinical Externship

Simultaneous Award of PhD and AuD

Students will receive both the PhD and AuD degrees simultaneously after all of the requirements for both degrees are complete. Students who leave the program early will receive the non-clinical Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (MA), as deemed appropriate by their progress, following current practice in the PhD program.