James Madison University

Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.)

Curriculum Overview

A complete listing of all core and elective courses is available in the CSD program section of the official JMU Graduate Catalog.

Advising


The Director of Audiology advises all incoming students until a dissertation advisor is determined, after which all advising is completed by the dissertation advisor.  Although formal advising is scheduled periodically throughout the academic program, it is the student’s responsibility to seek advising as needed. 

It is the responsibility of the dissertation advisor to change the advisor status with the Graduate School at that time.  The Au.D. curriculum is a lock-step program that does not allow a great deal of flexibility or selection of electives. However, the student’s advisor will assist with individual needs and interests, discuss degree requirements and ASHA academic and clinical requirements, and help students to progress through the Au.D. program.

1st Year
Fall

CSD 510 Clinical Methods in Audiology I
CSD 511 Instrumentation in Audiology
Anatomy & Physiology I
CSD 514 Audiologic Assessment
CSD 516 Vestibular Physiology and Testing

Spring

Anatomy & Physiology II
CSD 515 Human Communication & Aural Rehabilitation
CSD 525 Clinical Methods in Audiology II
CSD 550 Tinnitus
CSD 551 Introduction to Hearing Aids
CSD 519 Audiology Clinical Practicum A

Summer

CSD 531 Industrial Audiology
CSD 611 Neurophysiologic Measures I
CSD 711 Pediatric Audiology
CSD 539 Audiology Clinical Practicum B

2nd Year
Fall

Experimental Design in Audiology
CSD 621 Neurophysiologic Measurement II
CSD 622 Advanced Hearing Aids
CSD 619 Audiology Clinical Practicum C

Spring

CSD 523 Psychoacoustics
CSD 600 Research in Audiology
CSD 710 Geriatric Audiology
Professional Seminar-Evidence-based Practice
CSD 629 Audiology Clinical Practicum D

Summer

CSD 533 Business Applications
CSD 633 Auditory Pathophysiology
CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation
CSD 639 Audiology Rotation A

3rd Year
Fall

PSYC 605 Research & Inferential Statistics
Professional Seminar-Evidence-based Practice
CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation
CSD 719 Audiology Rotation B

Spring

CSD 731 Medical Audiology
CSD 720 Cochlear Implants
CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation
CSD 729 Audiology Rotation C

Summer

CSD 819Audiology Externship A
CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation

4th Year
Fall

CSD 829 Audiology Externship B
CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation

Spring

CSD 839 Audiology Externship C
CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation

Summer

CSD 920 Doctoral Dissertation (if necessary)