Doctor of Audiology Program Details

Career options for audiologists

Graduates of the Rush University Doctor of audiology program have a 100 percent employment rate within 12 months of graduation. Graduates accept competitive positions in the Chicago area and across the country.

Employment of audiologists is expected to grow 34 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mission

The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at Rush University Medical Center integrates outstanding graduate education, superior patient care, excellence in research and scholarship, and service to diverse communities.

Vision

The clinical and graduate education programs of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences will be recognized as among the best in the United States.

Student learning outcomes

Upon completion of the program, student will:

  • Demonstrate advanced problem solving/critical thinking competencies by passing comprehensive exams in the four content areas.
  • Attain a Level 3 on all core clinical professional skills as assessed by the Record of Skill Performance.
  • Demonstrate behavioral diagnostic assessment skills with adult patients with a rating of Level V (consistent) as measured by Record of Skill Performance.
  • Exhibit competent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by successful completion of the Investigative Project.
  • Demonstrate improved cultural competence as measured by the Diversity Awareness Profile (DAP) via pre and post measurement.
  • Demonstrate analytic and integration skills by successful completion of the comprehensive Formative Assessment Inventory.

CDS Strategic Plan

 

Communication Sciences and Disorders Strategic Plan 2022-2027

CDS Strategic Plan 2022-2027 Executive Summary

 

Doctor of Audiology Accreditation summary

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) education program {residential} at Rush University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Student Academy of Audiology

Licensure Information

Institutions are required to make public whether a program is designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation or is advertised as meeting such requirements. Institutions are required to make public, for each state, whether the completion of that program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a state for that occupation, did not meet requirements or has not made a determination.  These requirements apply to all programs offered via all modalities (distance education and not).

Students should review the specific academic requirements for the program in which they are enrolling, including those related to practicum/internship as well as pre-qualifications for licensure such as the need for a criminal background check. We highly recommend that students contact the applicable licensure board(s) in their state of residence or in the state where they intend to obtain a license before beginning an academic program that results in licensure and prior to beginning any internship/practicum. Many licensure boards have additional requirements beyond successful degree completion to obtain a license. Please be advised that state laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time. Changes in requirements can impact the program’s ability to meet educational requirements for licensure. Enrolled and prospective students are strongly encouraged to check with the licensing board(s) in their state of residence or in the state in which they intend to obtain a license for the most recent information and requirements. The College will periodically review the state requirements. The College of Health Sciences disclosure does not provide any guarantee that any particular state licensure or certification entity will approve or deny a student’s application.

Licensure Information by State:
  Link, by State Does this program meet the requirements?

Alaska

AuD licensing

YES

Arizona

AuD licensing

YES

Arkansas

AuD licensing

YES

California

AuD licensing

YES

Colorado

AuD licensing

YES

Connecticut

AuD licensing

YES

Delaware

AuD licensing

YES

Florida

AuD licensing

YES

Georgia

AuD licensing

YES

Hawaii

AuD licensing

YES

Idaho

AuD licensing

YES

Illinois

AuD licensing

YES

Indiana

AuD licensing

YES

Iowa

AuD licensing

YES

Kansas

AuD licensing

YES

Kentucky

AuD licensing

YES

Louisiana

AuD licensing

YES

Maine

AuD licensing

YES

Maryland

AuD licensing

YES

Massachusetts

AuD licensing

YES

Michigan

AuD licensing

YES

Minnesota

AuD licensing

YES

Mississippi

AuD licensing

YES

Missouri

AuD licensing

YES

Montana

AuD licensing

YES

Nebraska

AuD licensing

YES

Nevada

AuD licensing

YES

New Hampshire

AuD licensing

YES

New Jersey

AuD licensing

YES

New Mexico

AuD licensing

YES

New York

AuD licensing

YES

North Carolina

AuD licensing

YES

North Dakota

AuD licensing

YES

Ohio

AuD licensing

YES

Oklahoma

AuD licensing

YES

Oregon

AuD licensing

YES

Pennsylvania

AuD licensing

YES

Rhode Island

AuD licensing

YES

South Carolina

AuD licensing

YES

South Dakota

AuD licensing

YES

Tennessee

AuD licensing

YES

Texas

AuD licensing

YES

Utah

AuD licensing

YES

Vermont

AuD licensing

YES

Virginia

AuD licensing

YES

Washington

AuD licensing

YES

West Virginia

AuD licensing

YES

Wisconsin

AuD licensing

YES

Wyoming

AuD licensing

YES

Admissions Contact
Phone: (312) 942-0432

Email: cds_info@rush.edu

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