Online Doctor of Audiology Degrees for 2018

Audiologists are professionals who diagnose, help rehabilitate and manage disabilities such as hearing loss, balance difficulties, tinnitus, and other audiological fields. Audiology is a rapidly growing field that offers excellent earning potential. Over the next eight years, the field is expected to grow 21% and the median income for audiologists is $75,920 per year. Unlike many other professions, since 2014, audiologists are required to possess a doctorate in audiology in order to be licensed to practice. This provides information on the two online Doctor of Audiology degrees that are currently accepting students.

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A.T. STILL UNIVERSITY

Program Standouts: This post-professional degree program is designed to meet the needs of current audiology practitioners. This online program is customized according to the scheduling needs of each student. This fully online program is offered through the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Because the degree program is tailored to each student, specific curriculum requirements will vary from student to student, according to previous coursework and professional experience. The normal time frame for completing the program is 2-3 years. A two-year curriculum may be approved for applicants with three or more years of full-time clinical experience. A three-year plan may be approved for those with one to three years experience. For applicants not currently licensed, certified, or registered and who have not been working in the profession for the past five years, a three-year program is required. Each course is either four or ten weeks long.

Campus Location: Kirksville, Missouri

Accreditation: A.T. Still University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604

Admission Requirements:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in audiology from a regionally accredited college or institution. Master’s degree equivalency is verified through state licensure or verification of the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology
  • Minimum 2.70 GPA for graduate work
  • All official transcripts from a college of academic institutions from which a degree was earned
  • Official documentation of current audiology licensure/registration
  • Employer verification form from a current or most recent employer
  • Three references from audiologists or healthcare professionals
  • Personal resume

Sample Course Options:

  • Amplification: Assessment, Fitting and Verification
  • Global Healthcare and Audiology
  • Occupational and Environmental Hearing Conservation
  • Implantable Devices

Degree Outcomes: This degree program is designed to increase its graduates’ expertise for continued development in clinical practice. Graduates from this degree program will have improved knowledge and skills in audiologic care and management. Graduates from this degree program go on to work in positions under titles such as:

  • Clinical Audiologist
  • Doctor of Audiology
  • Audiology Director
  • Audiology Practice Owner
  • Educational Audiologist
  • Pediatric Audiologist
  • Licensed Audiologist
  • Clinical Director
  • Chief of Audiology
  • Audiology Faculty
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SALUS UNIVERSITY

Program Standouts: Salus University’s online doctorate in audiology is designed as a bridge program specifically oriented towards international audiologists who want to earn a doctorate in order to maintain certification and licensure as well as stays abreast of the latest techniques and technologies in the field. The academic term for this program begins in August, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. This degree program provides international professional audiologists knowledge of the fundamentals of neuroscience. Students learn the application of sound clinical judgments based on psychoacoustic principles. Students are trained in evidence-based intervention methods as well as public health and professional matters.

Campus Location: Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Accreditation: Salus University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market St., 2nd Floor West, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Admission Requirements:

  • Submit an online application
  • CV/resume of work experience
  • Copy of license, registration or the equivalent to practice audiology in the country of residence
  • Personal Goal Statement
  • Official transcripts of master’s degree or medical degree in audiology
  • Official results from the TOEFL (or Academic IESTS) for those for whom English is a second language
  • Demonstration of one year of clinical fellowship and two years of clinical experience
  • Two letters of evaluation

Program Options:

  • Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder
  • Cochlear Implants & Other Implantable Devices
  • Computer Application & Instrumentation in Audiology
  • Sound Transmission into the Cochlea
  • Evidence-based Audiology: Transitioning from Research to Clinic & Adoption of Best Practices in Audiology

Degree Outcomes: This degree is designed to prepare audiologists to integrate evidence-based practice and advances in research into clinical practice. Graduates from this online doctorate in audiology have received instruction according to a comprehensive curriculum along with hands-on practice.

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