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NSU Audiology Takes You Further:
Our Difference is Clear

If you’re motivated to become among the best in your profession - and ready to embrace the academic challenge that entails - Nova Southeastern University’s Audiology programs are designed with you in mind. Our comprehensive audiology programs go a step further than most:

  • Preparing new practitioners to enter the profession with greater confidence
  • Empowering working audiologists to stand out among their peers

Build Advanced Audiology Skills

  • Amplification
  • Auditory Processing
  • Coding and Reimbursement
  • Pediatric and Geriatric Audiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Business Management
  • Plus two to three times the vestibular training compared to most programs

Deepen Your Vestibular Expertise

Vestibular evaluation is a critical focus for audiologists. NSU’s specialized vestibular track provides specialized training to diagnose and address vestibular issues across all ages and conditions.

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NSU Doctor of Audiology Programs

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Doctor of Audiology - Fort Lauderdale

Post-baccalaureate students

Open to post-baccalaureate students, this four-year NSU Au.D. degree offers core audiology training, plus a specialized vestibular track, at our Fort Lauderdale campus.

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Doctor of Audiology - United Kingdom

Master's degree students

This evidence-based program is only open to audiologists holding a master's degree and draws working audiologists from around the globe to expand their academic and professional experience.

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Quick Facts

Delivery Options

Post-bachelor’s Au.D. Fort Lauderdale/Davie campus: traditional weekday hours. 
Post-master’s Au.D. U.K.: Central London, Cavendish area (extended weekends every other month)

Start Dates

Au.D. Fort Lauderdale/Davie: classes start in August.
Apply by 2/15: both CSDCAS and supplemental NSU applications are required.
Au.D. U.K.: classes start in January, May and August

Tuition

Fort Lauderdale program tuition is $23,780 per year.
U.K. program tuition is $696 per credit hour.

Credit Hours

Fort Lauderdale: four-year doctoral program: 119 post-baccalaureate credit hours.
U.K.: open only to master-degreed applicants: 34 post-master’s credit hours.

Get the NSU Edge

Hands-On Curriculum

Fosters student, professor and peer interaction in a supportive and challenging environment. Students have access to diverse clinical experiences at our state-of-the-art on-campus clinic and at over 25 sites in the South Florida community.

2x more Vestibular Training

NSU students get two to three times the vestibular training time, as compared to most programs (seven to ten credit hours vs. a typical two to three in other programs.) That helps you prevent more injuries and improve quality of life. Extend your expertise even further with our specialized Vestibular track.

State of the Art on Campus Clinic

Comprehensive evaluation is conducted in order to determine the exact nature of a patient's hearing or vestibular (balance) impairment, which leads us to present a variety of treatment options that fits a patient's lifestyle and communication needs. Our faculty practitioners work alongside Doctor of Audiology students to provide assessment and treatment in our technologically advanced state-of-the-art facility.

We diagnose, manage, and treat, infants, children, and adults, including those with special needs with hearing and vestibular (balance) disorders.

Adult

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluation.
  • Vestibular balance evaluations for individuals with dizziness, unsteadiness, and/or vertigo (sensation of spinning) via Videonystagmography (VNG), Rotary Chair, VEMP, vHIT, and VORTEQ systems.
  • Treatment for hearing loss including digital hearing instruments, accessories and assistive listening devices.
  • Treatment of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV).
  • Auditory processing evaluation.
  • Tinnitus (noises in the ears or head) evaluation and management programs, including retraining therapy and use of sound generators.

Pediatric

  • Comprehensive hearing evaluation.
  • Newborn hearing screening.
  • Newborn diagnostic hearing evaluation including auditory brainstem response (ABR), otoacoustic emissions (OAE), auditory steady state response (ASSR), and high frequency tympanometry.
  • Treatment for hearing loss including digital hearing instruments, accessories, assistive listening devices and FM systems.
  • Auditory processing evaluation.
  • Vestibular balance evaluations for individuals with dizziness, unsteadiness, and/or vertigo (sensation of spinning) via Videonystagmography (VNG), Rotary Chair, VEMP, vHIT, and VORTEQ systems.

Community

  • Elementary school hearing and speech screenings
  • Hearing conservation programs for industry and schools.
  • Industrial hearing programs for OSHA compliance.
  • Hearing protection for musicians, industrial workers, and other related activities.

 

To obtain more information please call our Audiology Clinic at (954) 262-7750, or visit NSU's Healthcare Centers Web site.

Testimonials

The evidence-based education that I received at NSU exposed me to multiple teaching styles and techniques, allowing me to truly be confident in my clinical tasks and responsibilities. The hands-on clinical experience provided throughout the entire course of the program has allowed me to excel in the workplace and solidify both my patient rapport and counseling skills. I was able to go in feeling extremely prepared, and ready to take on any task that was thrown my way!

Ashley Gutierrez, Au.D., Class of 2020

Earning Potential

Smaller Classes = More Individualized Attention

NSU’s audiology classes average 16-18 students or fewer, allowing for additional attention and support from your professors. Every professor has built a successful track record as a practitioner, navigating the same challenges you soon will. Just as importantly, they are caring, engaged educators, passionate about guiding the next generation of audiologist leaders forward.

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Doctor of Audiology: Program Details

Dual Accreditation

NSU’s Doctor of Audiology program is one of only six programs, of the 75+ audiology programs in the United States, with the distinction of being dually accredited. 

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

Students enrolled in a program that is accredited by CAA are eligible to apply for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC).

The Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) residential education program at Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE), 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20191703-226-1056.

Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE):

Submission of any complaints relating directly to lack of compliance with the Accreditation Standards and requirements of accreditation must be made in writing and signed by the complainant. The complainant's contact information including address and telephone number is to be included with the complaint. The submitted complaint must include specific details and documentation to support the complaint and should be sent to the executive director, Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education, 11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220, Reston, VA 20191. The telephone number is 703-226-1056 and the email is info@acaeaccred.org.

Upon receipt of the complaint, the executive director of ACAE will forward copy to the department chair within 10 business days, for response and appropriate documentation. If the complainant identification is to be withheld, the complaint will be forwarded in a de-identified format. The department chair will then have 30 business days to respond to the complaint, including providing documentation to support the response.

Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA):

Grievances about the program must:

  1. be against an accredited educational program or program in candidacy status in speech-language pathology and/or audiology

  2. relate to the standards for accreditation of education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology, and

  3. include verification, if the complaint is from a student or faculty/instructional staff member, that the complainant exhausted all institutional grievance and review mechanisms before submitting a complaint to the CAA.

All grievances must be signed and submitted in writing to the Chair, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland, 20850. The complaint must clearly describe the specific nature of the complaint and the relationship of the complaint to the accreditation standards, and provide supporting data for the charge. The complainant's burden of proof is a preponderance or greater weight of the evidence. Complaints will not be accepted by email or facsimile.

General Information

  • Specific pre-requisite coursework is not required. In-progress bachelor's degree or conferred bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university/college is required.
  • Applicants are evaluated based upon undergraduate cumulative GPA, application essay, letters of recommendation, and invited interview.
  • Undergraduate preferred GPA is 3.2 or higher. 
  • An undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is not required by our program.  Students who enter with a degree other than CSD must take an additional course in the program.
  • Optional: Submission of GRE score report is optional and can be used to enhance your application.
  • Applications are reviewed on a periodic basis and the deadline to apply is January 15th.
  • After the application is reviewed, those qualifying will be offered an interview.  This can be completed in-person (highly recommended) or via Zoom.

Requirements

All applicants for admission must submit or be responsible for the submission of the following:

  • A completed application through the centralized application service, or  CSDCAS, and the supplemental  NSU application along with a $50, non-refundable application fee
  • Three letters of academic recommendation from professors and/or supervisors are required and are facilitated through the CSDCAS application system.
  • Final official transcripts  sent directly to CSDCAS from all previously attended undergraduate, professional, and graduate institutions
  • If opting to submit the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report (taken within five years of the date of application), send report directly to CSDCAS using code 4997, which is the NSU Audiology CSDCAS GRE code.
  • All coursework from international institution(s) if applicant attended or is a graduate of any of international institution(s). An applicant is responsible for contacting one of the evaluation services listed below. An official course-by-course evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service to CSDCAS.

    Website:  https://www.ece.org/ECE

              Website:  https://www.wes.org/ 

    Applicants must also obtain an I-20 and be a full-time degree-seeking student.

    For additional information, contact the  NSU Office of International Students and Scholars at (954) 262-7240. Students are responsible for all housing and financial arrangements in advance of registration.

    The audiology committee on admissions will not consider an application until all required fees, credentials, transcripts, recommendations, and test scores have been received. The deadline to apply is January 15.

    The CSDCAS application help center can be found   here.

Degree Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. There are no specific prerequisite courses for applicants to the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) programs. Courses listed below are required for professional certification and/or licensure upon graduation.

The Department recommends that applicants visit and/or volunteer at an audiology practice and discuss the profession with an audiologist.

Essential Functions

The Au.D. program has the responsibility to assure the public that graduates will be fully competent audiologists – providing benefit and doing no harm. Individuals admitted and retained in the Au.D. program must possess the intelligence, integrity, compassion, humanitarian concern, physical and emotional capacity, communication skills and professionalism necessary to practice audiology. To this end, all NSU Doctor of Audiology students must meet the requirements outlined in the Essential Functions of the Au.D. Student document upon admissions and while matriculating through the program.

Curriculum

COURSE CREDITS
AUD 5010: Neuroscience of Audiology

This course provides an introduction to the gross structure of the brain, spinal cord, and functional relationship of their parts with emphasis on the auditory and vestibular peripheral and central nervous systems. Topics discussed include function of nerve cells, sensory systems, movement control, memory, cognition, and diseases of the brain.

2
AUD 5070: Research Methods I: Introduction

This course provides an introduction to clinical research in audiology and the principles of evidence-based practice. Foundational knowledge and skills in accessing and evaluating medical and scientific literature to support clinical decision-making, applying the information to clinical populations, and integrating evidence in the provision of audiological services are emphasized.

3
AUD 5301: Diagnostics I: Audiologic Diagnostic Procedures Across the Lifespan
This course provides a detailed study of the components of the audiologic evaluation, including evaluation of the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, and the central auditory nervous system.
3
AUD 5301L: Diagnostics I Lab
This laboratory course provides students with practical application supplementing AUD 5301.
1
AUD 5302: Acoustics and Instrumentation

This course provides detailed study of the physics of sound and instrumentation used in the audiological sciences.

3
AUD 5306: Speech Perception

This course provides a study of human speech perception, including acoustic phonetics, theoretical models of speech perception and assessment methods.

1
AUD 5305: Psychoacoustics

This course provides a study of psychoacoustic theory and methods. Auditory perception in normal hearing and hearing impaired subjects will be addressed.

 

1

AUD 5304: Anatomy and Physiology of the Auditory & Vestibular Mechanisms

This course provides a detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the outer ear, middle ear, inner ear, and central auditory pathways. The vestibular peripheral system and the vestibular CNS pathways are described.

3
AUD 5402: Introduction to Auditory Electrophysiology

This course provides an introduction to electrophysiological examination of the auditory system. The primary measure of focus is the auditory brainstem response and its underlying anatomical & physiological generators, applications, collection, interpretation, and relevance to clinical decision-making.

3
AUD 5403L: Introduction to Auditory Electrophysiology Lab

This laboratory course provides students with practical application supplementing AUD 5402 and 5404.

1
AUD 5404: Introduction to Vestibular Evaluation

This course provides an introduction to the basic procedures and interpretation for vestibular assessment, including videonystagmography (VNG), vestibular evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP), video head impulse test (vHIT) and bedside evaluation.

3

AUD 5404L: Introduction to Vestibular Evaluation Lab

This laboratory course supplements AUD 5404, providing students with practical assignments.

1
AUD 5405: Overview of Amplification I

This course provides an introduction to amplification. The content of this course includes historical perspectives on amplification; functions and features of amplification systems and their components; methods of fitting, verification and analyses of these systems. The course also includes basic concepts in counseling.

3
AUD 5405L: Amplification I Lab

This laboratory course provides students with practical application supplementing AUD 5405.

1
AUD 5410: Navigating the Audiology Professional Landscape

This course provides an introduction to professional issues encountered in audiology practice, as well as, aspects of professional development.

1
AUD 6310: Adult Audiologic Rehabilitation
This course provides a detailed study of audiological intervention and remediation strategies for individuals over the age of 18 years with peripheral and central hearing loss. Emphasis will be placed on the important of a multi-professional approach.
2
AUD 6402: Diagnostics II: Site of Lesion
This course covers basic and advanced middle ear evaluation, otoacoustic emissions, and synthesis of diagnostic test results. 
2
AUD 6402L: Diagnostics II Laboratory
This laboratory course provides students with practical application supplementing AUD 6402.
1
AUD 6404: Auditory and Vestibular Pathologies

This course provides a comprehensive study of pathologies affecting the conductive, sensory, neural, and vestibular mechanisms and methods for their differential diagnosis. Embryological development of the ear is examined. Basic concepts of genetics including their effects on, diagnosis of, and management of auditory and vestibular function are discussed. Case studies are reviewed.

4
AUD 6406: Overview of Amplification II

This course provides integration of theoretical and practical concepts of fitting and verification of hearing instruments. Components and features available on hearing instruments are presented. 

3

AUD 6406L: Amplification II Lab 

This laboratory course provides students with practical application supplementing AUD 6406.

1
AUD 6408: Auditory Processing Evaluation and Treatment

This course provides a comprehensive study of auditory processing evaluation and treatment with foci on the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms and models of auditory processing disorder. Opportunities will be provided to discuss case studies and hands-on experience performing behavioral and objective auditory processing measures.

2
AUD 6502: Hearing Conservation
This course provides a study of topics related to hearing conservation, including the effects of noise on hearing, ototoxicity, occupational and non-occupational noise exposure, federal regulations related to the prevention of hearing loss, sound surveys, and classroom acoustics.
2
AUD 6504: Implantable Hearing Technologies

This course provides a study of implantable auditory devices, including cochlear implants, osseointegrated devices (OID), middle ear implants, and auditory brainstem implants. Candidacy criteria, surgical considerations, and treatment methods are explored in the pediatric and adult populations.

3
AUD 6508: Tinnitus Evaluation and Treatment

This course provides an introduction to tinnitus evaluation and treatment examining the epidemiology and theoretical basis of tinnitus. Assessment methods, treatment strategies, and psychosocial effects are examined in detail.

2

AUD 6510: Clinic I

Participation in supervised basic audiological evaluations of patients and other clinical activities as assigned. Weekly meetings with supervisors and/or report writing are required. 

1
AUD 6511: Clinic II
Participation in supervised basic audiological evaluations of patients and other clinical activities as assigned. Weekly meetings with supervisors and/or report writing are required. .
2
AUD 6512: Clinic III
Participation in supervised basic audiological evaluations of patients and other clinical activities as assigned. Weekly meetings with supervisors and/or report writing are required. .
2

AUD 7031: Geriatric Audiology

This course provides an overview of biological, social, and psychological changes related to aging. Topics presented in this course include changes in the auditory and vestibular systems, changes in cognition related to aging, and systemic changes to the body related to aging. A holistic approach to geriatric audiology is presented.

1
AUD 7051: Research Methods in Audiology II
This course provides a detailed study of research design, data collection, analysis, and evaluation. The breadth and depth of clinical research is explored as students gain practice in accessing, evaluating, and designing medical, allied health and other scientific literature to support clinical decision-making, patient and family centered care, and quality improvement efforts in the provision of audiological services.
3
AUD 7071: Biochemistry and Pharmacology for Audiology

This course provides a detailed study of the biochemistry of the ear as a foundation for the mechanisms, side effects, drug interactions, and toxicity of pharmacological and chemical substances. Otoprotective agents are explored.

2
AUD 7075: Counseling in Audiology

This course provides an exploration of the theoretical basis of counseling methodology and evidence-based approaches to patient- and family-centered care in audiology. Principles and characteristics of effective communication are detailed and applied to context specific situations through simulated activities.

3

AUD 7079: Ethics, Coding, and Reimbursement for Audiology

This course provides an introduction to theories of bioethics and applications to audiology and clinical practice. This course details evaluation, treatment, and diagnosis codes relevant to audiology practice. Third party reimbursement policies, procedures, and guidelines are discussed.

2
AUD 7080: Practice Management for Audiology

This course provides the basic principles involved in the development, operation, and management of audiology practice within the framework of different models of health care delivery.

3
AUD 7100: Advanced Seminar in Amplification
This course is designed to provide advanced information on the theoretical and practical concepts of fitting, verification and analyses of amplification systems. Counseling techniques are discussed.
2
AUD 7120: Advanced Auditory Electrophysiology

This course provides a detailed study of evoked potentials including early through late auditory responses, intraoperative neural monitoring, and somatosensory potentials with an emphasis on the neurophysiological bases of these potentials as well as clinical and research applications of various test techniques. Students will have practical hands-on experience in using evoked potentials in evaluating the human efferent auditory system (brainstem to cochlea) and afferent auditory system (cochlea to cortex).

2
AUD 7130: Pediatric Audiology

This course provides a detailed study of typical and atypical pre-natal, peri-natal and post-natal auditory development in children. Pediatric assessment and intervention protocols are explored with the typical, developmentally delayed, and difficult-to-test population.

3

AUD 7135: Pediatric Audiologic (Re)Habilitation

This course provides details related to the provision of audiologic (re)habilitation services to children with hearing loss; intervention for children with hearing loss in educational and other habilitative settings is explored in depth.

2
AUD 7160: Advanced Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment

This course provides a detailed study of vestibular test procedures, results, analysis and treatment. Advanced testing including posturography and rotary chair are presented. Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT),  canalith repositioning techniques, and fall risk assessments are discussed and evaluated.

3
AUD 7165: Vestibular Specialty Seminar (elective)
This course provides an advanced study of vestibular evaluation and treatment. In depth analysis of vestibular evaluation and treatment techniques will be examined with focus on special patient populations. An interprofessional approach to management of dizzy/fall risk patients will be presented. Vestibular rehabilitation and balance therapy programming and therapy techniques will be discussed and evaluated. Prerequisite: Successful completion of AUD 5403L and successful completion of AUD 5404 and AUD 7160 with a grade of A or A-.
3
AUD 7194: Audiology Clinical Grand Rounds
This course provides an evidence-based approach to critically analyze audiological assessment and management across the audiology scope of practice.
3

AUD 7607: Internship I

Participation in supervised clinical placement 1-2 days per week in off-campus hospital, agency, medical, or private practice setting(s).

3
AUD 7608: Internship II
Participation in supervised clinical placement 1-2 days per week in off-campus hospital, agency, medical, or private practice setting(s)..
3
AUD 7613: Internship III
Participation in supervised clinical placement 1-2 days per week in off-campus hospital, agency, medical, or private practice setting(s).
3
AUD 7610: Externship I
Full-time placement in an audiology externship position.
8
AUD 7611: Externship II
Full-time placement in an audiology externship position.
8
AUD 7612: Externship III
Full-time placement in an audiology externship position.
8

Tuition and Fees

For students during the 2022-23 academic year

  • Tuition per year: $23,780

Other Fees

  • Health Professions Division general access fee: $145/year
  • Student Services fee: $1500/year

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change. For further information, please visit the bursar's page on tuition and fees.

For admissions information, please contact Dr. Erica Friedland at (954) 262-7765 or audinfo@nova.edu .

Externships

The student will be assisted in securing an externship position in a clinic that meets the department's guidelines. Our faculty externship coordinator works with each student to find the optimal location and practice that will provide the best learning experience. Students will be placed in a full-time externship where they will be exposed to a wide variety of clinical experiences including diagnostics, vestibular evaluation and treatment, electrophysiologic evaluation, counseling, amplification, etc. Clinical experiences will vary depending on the site and the scope of practice at that site.

The student will work under the direction and supervision of a licensed audiologist, preferably one holding an Au.D. or other earned doctorate in the field.

NSU Audiology students have completed externships in numerous sites across the country and internationally, including private practice, VA Medical Center, children's hospital and major hospital medical center.  

Externship Sites for 2022-2023

Listed below are the current externship sites. These sites vary from year to year and students are not restricted to only these sites. 

Florida Locations

  • University of Miami, Mailman Center, Department of Pediatrics - Miami, FL
  • Baptist ENT Specialists - Jacksonville, FL
  • Agresti ENT - West Palm Beach, FL

  • Active Life Hearing - Boynton Beach

  • Greater Miami Audiology/South Florida ENT - Hollywood and Miami

  • Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital - St. Petersburg, FL 

Other Locations

  • Orange County Physician's Hearing Services - Mission Viejo, CA
  • Weill Cornell Medical Center - New York, NY
  • NYU Langone Medical Center - New York, NY
  • Easter Shore ENT - Salisbury, MD
  • Colorado Hearing - Colorado Springs, CO
  • Cook Children's Healthcare System - Fort Worth, TX
  • Yale Hearing and Balance - New Haven, CT
  • UNC Greensboro Speech and Hearing Center - Greensboro, NC
  • Arizona Hearing and Balance - Chandler, AZ

The graduate earning an Au.D. from the NSU Audiology Department will be able to:

  • Demonstrate clinical proficiency in diagnostic assessment methodology and the interpretation of diagnostic test results with a variety of clinical populations.
  • Develop and implement a plan for audiologic management and treatment based on clinical assessment data with a variety of clinical populations.
  • Collaborate and/or counsel effectively with patients, family members, care givers, and other professionals.
  • Evaluate and critically apply current research to determine and enhance clinical efficacy.
  • Demonstrate ability to assume a leadership role in professional, clinical, and scholarly activities.
  • Apply appropriate technologies to accomplish research, diagnosis, interpretation, management, and treatment activities.

Pass Rate: Praxis Examination in Audiology 

YEAR # STUDENTS TAKING EXAM FIRST TIME PASS RATE OVERALL PASS RATE
2021-2022 13 12 (92%) 100%
2020-2021 16 16 (100%) 100%
2019-2020 16 16 (100%) 100%

Employment Rate in Profession

(based on the number of students who reported their employment to the program)

YEAR # OF GRADUATES EMPLOYED IN PROFESSION % OF GRADUATES EMPLOYED IN PROFESSION
2020-2021 13 100%
2019-2020 21 100%
2018-2019 17 100%
3-year average 17 100%

Program Completion Rate

YEAR ON TIME LATER NOT COMPLETED PERCENTAGE
2021-2022 15 1 0
2020-2021 13 0 2
2019-2020 20 1 3
3 Year Rate 16 .66 1.6 87.27%

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Program

Degree Title

Level

Degree

Doctor of Audiology

Professional

Au.D.

Professional Licensure Disclosure Statement :  Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, Doctor of Audiology program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE) and the Council of Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  At this time, we have determined the Doctor of Audiology program of the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences meets the  educational degree completion requirements for licensure in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US protectorates, as defined in 34 CFR §600.2.  

It is strongly encouraged that students, applicants, and prospective students, determine any additional (i.e. non-educational) requirements for licensure in the state in which they seek to be licensed. 

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Dr. Erica Friedland at audinfo@nova.edu or 954-262-7765.

  • Official transcript  indicating conferral of a master's degree in audiology, by a regionally accredited institution in the UK. If master's degree is from outside the UK, please submit the transcript for evaluation to one of the following evaluation services. The official evaluation must be sent directly from the evaluation service to EPS.

  • Documentation of all professional certifications, licenses, or relevant credentialing materials
  • Vita documenting professional experiences and continuing education activities, professional affiliations, publications, and/or presentations. Supporting documentation of continuing education activities, publications, and/or presentations is recommended
  • Completed application and non-refundable fee of $50.00
  • Three letters of recommendation from instructors, supervisors, and/or coworkers.

All admissions materials must be sent to:

Nova Southeastern University
Enrollment Processing Services (EPS)
College of Health Care Sciences
Audiology Program Admissions
P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33329-9905

For admissions information, please contact the audiology department at audinfo@nova.edu or 954-262-7745.

Degree Requirements

In order to earn the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.), students with a Master's (MSc) in Audiology and Audiologic Physicians must earn 34 credits.

Curriculum

COURSE NAME UK MSC
AUD 6504: Implantable Hearing Technologies
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of different implantable auditory devices for adults and children. Information covered in the class will include, but is not limited to, candidacy for implantation, basic understanding of the surgery and surgical risks of implants, pre- and post-audiometric test measures to determine benefit, programming and troubleshooting.
2
AUD 7030: Aging of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems
Students will be provided with an overview of gerontology with emphasis given to differentiation between the normal aging process and pathological changes related to auditory and vestibular disorders.
2
AUD 7050: Research Methods II: Applications
Students will study research design, data collection, analysis, and evaluation. The ability to comprehend, analyze, and critically evaluate professional literature will be emphasized. Students will design clinically based research to test a clinical hypothesis or document treatment effectiveness.
3
AUD 7060: Genetics of Hearing Impairment
The purpose of this course is to review the present knowledge of genetics of hearing impairment and to discuss the potential for gene-based approaches to treatment.
3
AUD 7070: Pharmacology for Audiologists
In this course students are presented with the classes of drugs used in clinical practice with emphasis on activity, mode of action, side effects, toxicity, and drug interactions as they relate to auditory and vestibular function.
3
AUD 7075: Counseling in Audiology
This course is designed to explore theories of counseling related to the management of persons with auditory and vestibular disorders. Different approaches for interacting with patients and their families individually and in groups will be addressed.
3
AUD 7080: Practice Management
In this course students examine basic principles involved in the development and management of audiology practice within the framework of different models of health care delivery.
3
AUD 7100: Advanced Seminar in Amplification
Advanced trends and methods in the evaluation and management of patients with amplification systems.
3
AUD 7120: Advanced Auditory Electrophysiology
Students will study of cochlear physiologic and auditory neurophysiologic evaluation procedures, including evoked responses for all latencies and otoacoustic emissions. Interpretation of test results will be discussed in relation to underlying anatomy and physiology.
3
AUD 7130: Pediatric Audiology
This course is designed to provide a review of normal and abnormal auditory development in children. Audiologic assessment, management, and treatment of neonates, infants, and young children will be discussed. Evaluation procedures for the difficult-to-test patient will be explored.
3
AUD 7160: Advanced Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment
Students will study the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral and central vestibular mechanisms and the integration of the human equilibrium system. Disorders of vestibular function will be studied. Vestibular evaluation procedures will be presented. Vestibular rehabilitation and balance therapy programming and therapy techniques will be discussed and evaluated.
3
AUD 7180: Advanced Diagnostic Audiology
Students will study advanced auditory evaluation with an emphasis on integration of audiologic test results leading to management and treatment strategies.
3
Total Credit Hours: 34


Course Sequence (subject to change):

MONTH OFFERED COURSE NAME
September 2022 Advanced Diagnostic Audiology
November Geriatric Audiology
January 2023 Pharmacology
March Advanced Amplification
May Advanced Vestibular Evaluation and Treatment
July Practice Management
September Advanced Auditory Electrophysiology
November Implantable Hearing Technologies
January 2024 Genetics of Hearing Impairment
March  Pediatric Audiology
May Counseling
July Research Methods

Tuition and Fees

For students during the 2022-23 academic year

  • Tuition per credit hour: $696

Other Fees

  • Health Professions Division general access fee: $145/year

Note: Tuition and fees are subject to change.

For admissions information, please contact Dr. Erica Friedland at (954) 262-7765 or audinfo@nova.edu.

Frequently Asked Questions

Nova Southeastern University is one of the largest and most diverse training programs in the U.S. We offer practicum placements throughout the metropolitan areas of Miami, Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, giving students a wide range of clinical experiences not available in smaller programs or in smaller cities. The curriculum and equipment are state of the art and learning takes place in an interactive environment. You will begin your studies with a group of students that all have the same goals to become an audiologist. You will quickly become a cohesive unit with your class while at the same time interacting and connecting with classes that are further along in the program.

Because we are a private university, we are not subject to the variations in funding of state universities, yet our tuition is competitive with the out-of-state tuition of the major state universities.

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All applications are submitted to CSDCAS. Once the CSDCAS application has been received and verified, the university will send a link to complete the NSU Supplemental Application. You will be required to create an account as a first time user.

All materials do not need to be submitted at the same time, but the application to CSDCAS should be submitted before the January 15 deadline.

The school code for NSU Audiology for the GRE for CSDCAS is 4997. The GRE is optional.
The number of applications varies from year to year and ranges from 80-120.
The Au.D program is 119 credits beyond the baccalaureate degree. This consists of 81 credits of didactic coursework and 38 credits of clinical practicum.

The Department of Audiology only offers the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree program.

For the Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) Fort Lauderdale program there are three semesters: Fall, Winter, and Summer. The program is a total of 11 semesters.
No. Students can elect to participate in research activities if they wish.
Both types of degrees are considered earned doctoral degrees (as are Ed.D., Sc.D., etc). The Au.D. degree includes a general curriculum in the field of audiology, and prepares students for clinical practice. It is classified as a professional degree. The Ph.D. is historically a research degree, where one focuses within a narrow field of interest.
Students can apply for financial aid and scholarships through NSU's Office of Student Financial Assistance. Students may also apply for graduate assistantships, research assistantships, class assistantships, or grant support. Once a student has completed their first year in the program, they become eligible for scholarships offered by the department and through private donors.
The department prefers applicants with a GPA of 3.2 or better. Three letters of recommendation; a written application; and official transcripts from all previously attended undergraduate, graduate and professional institutions are required. Each application is reviewed by the admissions committee and invitation for a personal interview is extended to qualified applicants. Students are encouraged to observe audiologists at work to become familiar with the profession before applying.
The doctor of audiology degree program enrolls students one time per year, in the Fall semester. Classes begin in late August. Applications are reviewed throughout the year with admissions decisions occurring in late March/early April, or sooner, for qualified applicants. To assure availability for placement in a class, it is required that all paperwork and application materials be submitted to CSDCAS by January 15. Please keep in mind that it can take 3-4 weeks for CSDCAS to process and verify your application. It is to your advantage to submit your application early.
You will be taught by experienced campus-based full-time professionals and adjunct faculty who are national experts in the field of audiology.
During the first year of the program, most classes are held during the day, Monday through Friday. Once a student begins clinical rotations, many classes are in the late afternoon and evening in order to accommodate daytime clinic placements. Laboratory classes occur during the day, Monday through Friday. Some seminar courses, taught by national experts in the field, are taught during the day for several consecutive days. Many of our students are employed (less than 15 hours per week) while in the Au.D. program, but the employment hours have to be flexible to accommodate the class times, clinical assignments, and changes in schedule each semester.
Average class size is between 16 and 18 students.
Yes, the Department of Audiology supports the Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) and has a very active local chapter. The students plan and participate in many local university and community events. For more information regarding SAA, please visit www.audiology.org
We have students from all areas of the country, and throughout the world. Our students are various races and ethnicity and vary in their undergraduate field of study. About half studied in communication sciences and disorders; others majored in the sciences and psychology. We have had English, education, business and engineering majors among our students. We believe that the varied personal, cultural, and educational experiences that each student brings offers others the chance to learn from each other's experiences.

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