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

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

This evidence-based program is only open to master’s audiology graduates 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

AuD 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 $23,015 per year.
U.K. program tuition is $689 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.

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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.

2 to 3x More

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.

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

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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 70+ audiology programs in the United States, with the distinction of being dually accredited. 

The doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at Nova Southeastern University is dually accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE),  11480 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 220 , Reston, VA 20191703-226-1056 and 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).

Accreditation Commission for Audiology Education (ACAE):

With respect to the 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 programs 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 (with degree conferral prior to August 15) or conferred bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university/college is required.
  • Applicants are evaluated based upon undergraduate cumulative GPA, Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores, application essay, 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.
  • There is no minimum GRE score required; however, a competitive applicant would have a combined score of 300 or better.
  • Applications are reviewed on a periodic basis and the deadline to apply is February 15th.
  • After the application is reviewed, those qualifying will be offered an interview.  This can be completed in-person (highly recommended) or via Skype.

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
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report (taken within five years of the date of application) sent 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 February 15.

    The CSDCAS application help center can be found   here.

  • Official transcript  indicating conferral of a master's degree in audiology, by a regionally accredited institution in the UK. If master&'s degree if 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.

Externship Sites for 2019-2020

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

  • Miami Veterans Administration Healthcare System - Miami, FL
  • ENT and Allergy of Florida - Boca Raton and Jupiter, FL
  • Hear USA - Tampa, FL
  • Citrus Hearing - Clermont, FL
  • Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital - Hollywood, FL
  • Greater Miami Audiology/South Florida ENT - Miami, FL
  • Mailman Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami - Miami, FL
  • Orlando VA Medical Center - Orlando, FL
  • Bay Pines VA Healthcare System - Bay Pines, FL

Other Locations

  • Medstar Georgetown University Hospital - Washington, DC
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital - New York, NY
  • ENT Associates of Savannah -, Savannah, GA
  • VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Illinois Hospital - Chicago, IL
  • VA Loma Linda Healthcare System - Loma Linda, CA
  • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TN

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
2019-2020 16 16 (94%) 100%
2018-2019 16 15 (94%) 100%
2017-2018 17 16 (94%) 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
2018-2019 17 100%
2017-2018 16 100%
2016-2017 11 100%
3-year average 14.6 100%

Program Completion Rate

Year On Time Later Not Completed Percentage
2019-2020 20 0 3
2018-2019 17 0 2
2017-2018 15 1 2
3 Year Rate 17 .33 2 86.67%

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.

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