Doctor of Audiology
Doctor of Audiology
The University of Florida's Distance Learning Doctor of Audiology
Program was one of the first online Au.D. programs to be offered in the
nation. Since 1998, this innovative program has used the latest in
online technology to provide over 1200 practicing audiologists with a
truly interactive learning experience. In 2008, U.S. News & World
Report placed Florida's Doctor of Audiology Program 6th in rankings
among all U.S. graduate audiology programs.
The degree earned in this program is a Doctor of Audiology degree
equivalent to any other Au.D. conferred by the University of Florida. An
Au.D. from the University of Florida is a credential that will continually
provide an exceptional return on your investment throughout the
program and throughout your professional career, no matter where
your profession takes you.
The faculty associated with the audiology program pursue diverse
interests in basic and applied auditory sciences. Areas of expertise
include auditory processing disorders, audiologic rehabilitation,
cochlear implants, hearing assistance technology, health care
administration, programmable hearing aids, counseling, audiologic
rehabilitation, gerontologic issues, noise induced hearing loss,
vestibular disorders, and tinnitus. You will gain knowledge and
perspective from faculty with a national and international reputation as
well as a network of talented and skilled professionals.
Applicants should have at least one year of full-time, professional
work experience in audiology, a U.S. master's degree in audiology (or
its international equivalent) and one of the following: ABA certification,
ASHA certification or a U.S. state license to practice audiology (or its
international equivalent). Additional admission requirements, along
with application instructions, can be found on our website. All students
take the same nine courses regardless of experience. The EPAC is
February 1 (Summer)
June 1 (Fall)
October 1 (Spring)
"Earning the AuD. made me more
knowledgeable, confident, and skillful in
rendering audiology services to my clients
and increased patient/client satisfaction.
Thanks to the University of Florida. I would
recommend your Au.D. program to
Smita Hiremath, Au.D.
Registration & Tuition
Registration occurs one month prior to the
start of each semester. There are two,
consecutive courses offered each
semester. Tuition is due in full at the time
of registration. Please see a list of
registration dates on our website.
Because the quality of your Au.D. experience is very much
dependent upon the quality of your fellow students, you
can be assured that your classmates have the abilities and
backgrounds that will enrich your learning experience.
Your classmates will have significant work histories,
allowing them to make meaningful contributions to class
While all Distance Learning Au.D. students must have a
master's degree, your classmates have been educated at
institutions around the country as well as internationally.
Students in the program bring a wealth of experience in a
wide range of professional settings adding even more
value to your experience. Our data indicates that admitted
students come from private practice, educational settings,
hospital and university clinics as well as VA hospitals.
Fall 1998 Spring 2009
* 19% NORTHEAST
* 41% SOUTH
* 20% MIDWEST
* 19% WEST
* 2% INTERNATIONAL
Fang-Li Huang Au.D. student Taipei, Taiwan
Average number of years
between completing master's
degree and entering Au.D.
Average master's GPA
How Does the Distance Learning Au.D.
Upon admission into the program, each student is
placed in a learning community (Learning Group) of
approximately 12 students based on his or her location.
Each Learning Group is led by a doctoral-level facilitator.
All students in the program complete the same nine
courses. Each course is 8 weeks long (7 in the summer)
and only offered once every 18 months.
During each course, students:
* take part in an extended chat with his or her Learning
Group on the first day of the course (Sunday)
take part in a one-hour chat (National Chat) with the
course instructor and guest speakers one evening
per week (Monday or Tuesday evening)
Take part in a chat with his or her Learning Group
one evening per week (group determines day during
interact daily with the course instructor, classmates
and facilitators via online discussion boards
Stake online quizzes
view recorded lectures by the course instructor and
expert presenters (available online)
participate in virtual clinics and/or labs
complete research assignments
read current literature available online and in
give online presentations
complete an online, proctored final exam**
Students complete a written, comprehensive exam
during the 8th course.
*Tuition includes all online course materials (lecture
presentations and journal articles). Textbooks are not
included in tuition.
**Each student secures a location (local community
college, university, or approved testing center) to take a
proctored exam during each course. Students are
responsible for any costs associated with proctors.
"After graduating with my Master's in '85, I worked
for 6 years then took 10 years off to raise children.
The field changed a lot and there was a big gap in
my resume. The Au.D. filled in the holes
particularly in the areas of hearing aids, balance
disorders and electrophysiology. This increased
my competency and my confidence greatly."
Kristi Reed, Au.D.
The University of Florida has been fortunate to
have experts from across the country prepare
and present materials specifically for our Doctor
of Audiology students. These individuals are
nationally recognized leaders in their respective
fields and we are extremely proud of their
contributions to our program. Past lecturers
Karen Anderson, Ph.D.
Patrick J. Antonelli, M.D.
Kristin Avitabile, M.S., CCC-A
A.U. Bankaitis, Ph.D.
Kamran Barin, Ph.D.
Elliott Berger, M.S.
Dennis Burrows, Ph.D.
Kathleen Campbell, Ph.D.
Patricia M. Chute, Ed.D.
John Greer Clark, Ph.D.
Janet Clarke, Au.D.
Michelle Colburn, Au.D.
R. Paul Duncan, Ph.D.
Kris English, Ph.D.
Dave Fabry, Ph.D.
Robert Fifer, Ph.D.
Don Fillipps, M.D.
Jill B. Firszt, Ph.D.
Steven Figley, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Patricia Harrington-Gans, Au.D.
Richard Gans, Ph.D.
Robert Glaser, Ph.D.
Donald M. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Courtney Hall, Ph.D.
Donald Henderson, Ph.D.
James Jerger, Ph.D.
Andrew John, Ph.D.
Gyl Kasewurm, Au.D.
Francis Kuk, Ph.D.
Colleen Le Prell, Ph.D.
Bryan Liang, M.D., Ph.D., J.D.
David M. Lipscomb, Ph.D.
David Luterman, Ed.D.
Michael Meldrum, Ph.D.
Michael Metz, Ph.D.
Gus Mueller, Ph.D.
Owen Murnane, Ph.D.
Jerry Northern, Ph.D.
Geoff Plant, OAM
Roger A. Ruth, Ph.D.
Sharon Sandridge, Ph.D.
Richard Seewald, Ph.D.
Donald Shum, Ph.D.
Shelley D. Smith, Ph.D.
Tina Smith-Bonahue, Ph.D.
Jamie Steinberg, Au.D.
Robert Sweetow, Ph.D.
Michael Valente, Ph.D.
Diane Wertz, M.S.
Maria Wojtalewicz, Ph.D.
Jerry Yanz, Ph.D.
Why Florida's Distance Learning Au.D.?
Not everyone has a top-ranked Au.D. program in their
vicinity. The University of Florida Distance Learning
Au.D. program puts a nationally-ranked Au.D. program
within everyone's reach. Students enrolled in our
program are based all over the United States as well
as in Asia, Australia, Canada, Central and South
With the Distance Learning Au.D. Program, you can do
your coursework anywhere there is internet access. If
you travel frequently for business, you now have the
opportunity to do school work in your hotel room, at the
airport, or anywhere you have the time.
Work and Family Friendly
The University of Florida Distance Learning Au.D.
program is the best choice for people who face heavy
professional or personal time demands on weekends.
Working audiologists have found it is the best way to
meet their educational goals while meeting work
schedules and family obligations.
Because professional students bring a wide variety of
skills, education and experience into the program,
students gain a broad perspective on issues.
DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM FACULTY
Harvey Abrams, Ph.D.
Ken Gerhardt, Ph.D.
Scott Griffiths, Ph.D.
James Hall III, Ph.D.
Alice Holmes, Ph.D.
F. Joseph Kemker, Ph.D.
Pat Kricos, Ph.D.
Emily McClain, Au.D.
Robert M. Traynor, MBA, Ed.D.
University of Florida Audiology Programs
101 S. Newell Drive. Rm. 2135
PO Box 100174
Gainesville, FL 32610-0174
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