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College of Health Sciences > Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences > Doctor of Audiology Degree > Doctor of Audiology Curriculum
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The doctor of audiology (AuD) program at Rush University is a four-year program comprising 166 hours of coursework. The program covers four years and 15 quarters, including a full-time, 12-month externship placement.

For a complete list of coursework required by quarter, see the Rush University Catalog.

Students progress through four levels of clinical education, including practica, clerkships, internships and a full-time externship. Competencies are expected for each clinical level.

Clinical placements are offered both on campus and off campus. Clinical facilities at Rush University Medical Center include the following:
  • Johnston R. Bowman Health Center, serving the elderly and rehabilitation patients
  • The audiology and speech-language pathology outpatient clinic
  • Rush Children's Hospital
  • Rush geriatric interdisciplinary team training program.
  • Additional placements are available through an extensive network of Chicago-area hospitals, schools, private practices, rehabilitation agencies, clinics and specialty settings

During the third year of the program, students complete an investigative project. Under the guidance of a faculty advisor and project committee, the student selects a specific clinical or professional issue to research and analyze. Written qualifying examinations are completed by AuD students prior to beginning their externship experiences.

To read the abstracts of some past investigative projects click here.

Photo Caption: Derek Stiles, PhD, convinces an infant to accept headphones.

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