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Ph.D. in Audiology


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Program in Audiology
The primary goal of our Ph.D. program is to educate students as researchers, with a
focus on interdisciplinary studies. Our course work is designed to facilitate
development of expertise in various aspects of research so that students become
capable of conducting independent and original research programs that add to the
body of knowledge in basic and applied communication sciences. Our mission is to
provide doctoral students with quality research and academic education in
audiology and hearing sciences for the purpose of advancing these widely
recognized and highly respected fields. We are committed to recruiting, admitting,
supporting, retaining, graduating, and helping to place students with the highest
ethical and academic qualities.

The Degree
The Doctor of Philosophy is a research degree. The aim of the Ph.D. program is to
prepare individuals for the generation of new knowledge in the basic and applied
aspects of audiology, hearing science, and communication disorders. A further aim
is the transmission of accumulated knowledge within the discipline. Thus, many
graduates will locate themselves in university settings where they will teach,
perform research, and/or contribute service to the profession and to their
institutions. Others will perform research and scholarly functions in teaching
hospitals and other medical environments. Still others will conduct research in
laboratory settings, both public and private.

Why Interdisciplinary?
From the beginning, audiology has been an interdisciplinary field. To succeed,
researchers in the fields need to incorporate research from such distinct fields as
linguistics, engineering, acoustics, psychology, physiology, medicine, cognitive
neuroscience, cognitive neuropsychology, education, music, exercise science and
others. With the current funding emphasis on interdisciplinary research, particularly
from federal agencies, this interdisciplinary trend will continue to be important.

Audiology faculty at the University of Florida engage in their own interdisciplinary
work, collaborating with a wide range of faculty from departments across campus,
Shands Hospital and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center. This provides
doctoral students with a strong advantage, as many will get the chance to interact
with experts in a variety of related fields, as well as to participate in interdisciplinary
research unavailable at many other institutions.

Distinct from many of the other doctoral programs in the country, our students are
provided with an opportunity for interdisciplinary interactions. These interactions
occur on one campus with interchange between students and faculty from UF's
Colleges of Public Health and Health Professions, Liberal Arts and Sciences,
Medicine, Engineering and Fine Arts and the research health scientists at our
Veterans Health Affairs.


"Drinig my doctoral program, Ihad
the opportunity to work and consult
with faculty members in Gerontology.
Psychology. Health Professions,
Health Services Research
Management and Policy.
Architectiue, and Education. The
strong associations between faculty
in Communication Sciences and
Disorders and research faculty in a
wide range of departments
throughout the university helped
broaden my experience as a doctoral
student and provided outside
perspective on my own studies in
hearing. As I interviewed for faculty
positions. I found that experience in
inter-departmental collaboration and
willingness to continue vwoiking
across departments was a primary
concern of search committees.
chairpersons, and Deans I met.
There is no question that taking
advantage of these collaborative
opportunities at UF helped me during
my job search. "-Andrew John
(Ph.D. 2007, Audiology), Assistant
Professor, University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center, Department
of Communication Sciences and
Disorders


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Application Timeline


November: investigate UF website and compare
doctoral programs.
December-January: contact potential faculty mentors.
Prepare application.
February: submit application
March 1st: deadline



Minimum Requirements for Doctoral Study
* A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score: while preference
will be given to students with scores above the 50th
percentile, scores from the GRE will be used in the context
of a holistic credential review process.

* A satisfactory previous academic record: an upper
division undergraduate GPA of not less than 3.4 and/or a
graduate GPA of not less than 3.5

* At least three letters of recommendation indicating high
potential for success in the doctoral program from
individuals qualified to assess such abilities

* An application portfolio prepared by the applicant to
indicate potential success in research, writing, teaching,
etc. The packet should include as many as possible of
the following:

A well-written essay on career goals and objectives
Reports of research projects in which applicant has
participated
Copy of master's thesis or project, if completed
Copies of reprints, convention papers, etc. if any have
been completed
Other supporting material that the applicant wishes to
submit for consideration.

* International students must submit a satisfactory score on
the TOEFL ,IELTS, MELAB or successful completion of the
University of Florida English Language Institute program.


Program Options


* Ph.D.
* Combined Au.D./Ph.D.

The majority of our Ph.D. students enter holding a
previously earned graduate degree. Up to 30
graduate credit hours from a previous master's
degree may be counted in the 90-hour minimum,
provided the master's degree was earned within
the last seven years. Students may petition for
credit from master's degrees completed earlier.
Students holding an earned Au.D. degree may
complete the Ph.D. with a minimum of 30
additional graduate credit hours.


Sample Ph.D. Program Timeline


Year 1 & 2: complete course requirements,
participate in research
Year 3: qualifying exam, dissertation proposal
Year 4: dissertation research & defense



Sample Au.D./Ph.D. Program Timeline

Year 1-3: complete course requirements for
the Au.D. with some research coursework
interwoven
Year 4: clinical externship
Year 5: complete research course
requirements; qualifying exam
Year 6-7: dissertation proposal, dissertation
research & defense


Student Support


* Stipend
* Tuition
* Full health


insurance


www.audiology.ufl.edu






Classes Taken by Previous Ph.D.
Students at UF

Courses of general interest
CLP 6527/8 Measurement, Research Design & Statistics 1& II
CLP 6307 Human Higher Cortical Function
CLP 7934 Subcortical Functional Cognition
CLP 7934 Cognitive Bases of Behavior
CLP 7934 Experimental Methods in Clinical Neuropsychology
EDF 6481 Quantitative Research Methods
EEX 6936 Grant Writing
EXP 6099 Overview of Cognitive and Sensory Processes
HSA 5103 Introduction to The U.S. Healthcare System
HSA 6126 Perspectives in Health Service Administration
HSA 6930 Organizational Issues in Healthcare 1 & 2
GMS 5905 Introduction to Applied Biostatistics
GMS 6705 Functional Human Neuroanatomy
RSD 6110 Rehabilitation Science Theory and Application
RSD 6705 Rasch Analysis
RSD 6930 Clinical Trials Rehabilitation
SPA 6905 Topics in Sign Language: Deaf Culture
SPA 6905 Topics in Sign Language: Advanced Sign Language
STA 6126/7 Statistics for Social Sciences I & II
STA 6934 Biomedical Research Design and Analysis
VME 6767 Issues in Responsible Research

Electives for a program in Audiology
CAS 6291 Cochlear Implants
CAS 6630 Advanced Seminar In Cochlear Implants
GMS 6421 Cell Biology
GMS 6635 Organization Of Cells And Tissues
HSC 6037 Philosophy And Principles Of Health Education
HSC 6668 Interpersonal Communication And Health
MHS 5005 Introduction To Counseling
PHA 5933 Auditory Pharmacology
PSB 7248 Neurobehavioral Relations
PSY 6905 Advanced Psychoacoustics


"The combination Au.D./Ph.D. program at the
University of Florida has provided me with a unique
opportunity to receive a top notch clinical education
as well as develop a research path in Audiology.
I initially began the Au. D. program with a primary
interest in clinical care. The coursework in the
Au.D. program, as well as the encouragement of
the faculty, fueled an interest in pursuing a degree
in research. The combination Au.D./Ph.D. program
is an excellent springboard for a diverse career in
Audiology. "- Kristin N. Johnston, Au.D., Ph.D.
Candidate


A Unique Opportunity for You

Your Faculty Mentor
The success of the Ph.D. experience hinges on the
relationship between the student/candidate and the
faculty mentor. Thus, a required early step for
someone considering entering into the Ph.D. program
is identifying potential faculty mentors for the area of
research the applicant wishes to pursue. It is highly
recommended that potential applicants consider what
specific area of research they expect to undertake,
and seek out an appropriate potential faculty mentor.
The faculty and graduate coordinator will work to
assist potential applicants in this process.

Your Program Plan
With assistance from the chairperson of your
academic supervisory committee, you will prepare a
proposed Program Plan which guides your program of
study. By the end of your second semester of study,
you should meet with your academic supervisory
committee to discuss the proposed plan.

Your Research Opportunities
Doctoral students will be required to complete two lab
rotations in addition to research conducted with their
primary mentor. Lab rotations involve conducting
research for one semester with faculty members other
than the primary mentor who are from within and
outside the department.

Your Future
Graduates of our Ph.D. program have gone on to work
in premier research universities (77%), armed
services laboratories (13%) and Veterans
Administration research centers (6%). Others (4%)
have opted to join practices in which they can conduct
applied research as well as practice the profession.



Audiology Faculty

The faculty associated with the audiology program
pursue diverse interests in basic and applied auditory
research. These faculty include Patrick Antonelli
(otology, neurotology), Ken Gerhardt (auditory
physiology, noise induced hearing loss), Scott
Griffiths (vestibular disorders, speech perception),
James Hall (auditory processing disorders, tinnitus,
electrophysiology), Alice Holmes cochlearr implants,
hearing assistance technology), Pat Kricos
(audiologic rehabilitation, gerontologic issues),
Colleen Le Prell (peripheral mechanisms of hearing),
George Singleton (otolaryngology), and Mini
Shrivastav (speech perception, auditory processing,
psychoacoustic abilities in older adults). Our Ph.D.
students have engaged in innovative interdisciplinary
research through productive collaborations with others
in speech and hearing as well as in psychology,
otolaryngology, sociology, architecture, electrical
engineering, and education.









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REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Bachelor's
helrs Any Major Any Major Any Major Any Major
Degree

Master's Not required Not required Not required Rquired
Degree (in Audiology)

Professional 1 or More Years
o ei n Not required Not required Not required o rs
Work Experience Post-Masters
Licensurel
Lcenre Not required Not required Not required Required*
Certification

PROGRAM DETAILS


Program Length


4 Years


Variable


Variable


18 Months




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