Dual Au.D./Ph.D. Program in Audiology
Syracuse University also offers a combined AuD/PhD degree program for those students interested in receiving both a professional doctoral degree (AuD) and a research doctoral degree (PhD).
The AuD/PhD is 110 a credit program, which allows students to pursue both their clinical training and their research training in a rigorous, intensive and streamlined program. All students must be accepted into the AuD program, and application to the dual AuD/PhD program is made after successful completion of the first year of the AuD program. Applicants to the AuD/PhD program should have a 3.5 or higher GPA and should meet minimum GRE requirements. If GRE scores were not submitted at the time of acceptance into the AuD program, applicants need to take and submit GRE scores before being considered for admission to the AuD/PhD dual program.
Each student in the AuD/PhD program must have a faculty research sponsor, and this sponsorship must be agreed upon prior to the time of enrollment in the dual program. Students must pass a prequalifying exam at the end of their first year in the AuD/PhD program, and qualifying exams at the end of their coursework. The academic and research experiences lead to the dissertation, which is typically begun in the fourth year of study. It is anticipated that the dual degree can be completed in 6-7 years of full-time study.