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Doctor of Audiology Program

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The purpose of the Au.D. program is to provide students with the academic and clinical preparation to diagnose and treat the full range of hearing and vestibular disorders in all age groups. 

Our goal is to prepare audiologists who are competent to work effectively in a wide variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, clinics, special treatment centers, schools, industry, and private practice. Graduates of the program must demonstrate acquisition of all knowledge and skills delineated in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). 

First awarded in July of 2006 when the clinical doctorate became the entry-level degree for the profession of audiology, the WVU Au.D. program proudly maintains its national accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ( CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ( ASHA). 

ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850,
800-498-2071 or 304-296-5700

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For more information about the Au.D. program, please contact: 
Vishakha Rawool, Ph.D. 
Director of Graduate Study in Audiology 
Phone: (304) 293-2984
E-mail:   VWRawool@mail.wvu.edu

Student Completion, Examination Passing, and Employment Rates

Au.D. Program Completion Rates for the Past Three Years:

2012-13: 4 students completed program within the expected time frame, 
0 completed later than expected, 0 did not complete, 100% completed

2013-14: 5 students completed program within the expected time frame, 
0 completed later than expected, 1 did not complete, 83% completed

2014-15: 6 students completed program within the expected time frame, 
0 completed later than expected, 0 did not complete, 100% completed
Three-year Average Completion Rate = 94%


Audiology Praxis Examination Passing Rate for the Past Three Years:

2012-13: 6 took Praxis examination, 6 passed, 100% passing rate
2013-14: 6 took Praxis examination, 6 passed, 100% passing rate
2014-15: 4 took Praxis examination, 4 passed, 100% passing rate
Three-year Average Passing Rate = 100%


Initial Employment Rate in Audiology for the Past Three Years:

2012-13: 4 employed, 0 unemployed, 100% employment rate
2013-14: 5 employed, 0 unemployed, 100% employment rate
2014-15: 6 employed, 0 unemployed, 100% employment rate
Three-year Average Initial Employment Rate = 100%