October 2018: Important Update
The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology program at WVU will not be accepting applications for Fall 2019 admission. As a result, we will not hold an open house for the audiology program since we are not accepting applications.The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at WVU strives for excellence in all aspects of our clinical training and maintains a student-centered learning environment. Students who graduate from our programs are well-prepared to work in the field. Putting admissions on hold for a year will allow the faculty the time needed to assess the program and consider a redesign of the academic and clinic curriculum.
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 across the lifespan. Our goal is to prepare audiologists who are qualified 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 listed in the Standards for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A).
Why choose our program:
Quality education. Our program offers diverse academic and clinical
experiences incorporating student-centered learning opportunities in and out of the
Unique clinical experiences. We offer high quality, unique clinical experiences. For example, students will complete clinical rotations in medical settings where they will encounter complex hearing and balance cases. These include patients utilizing cochlear implants and other implantable devices as well as patients with vertigo (dizziness) and other balance disorders. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to complete rotations in educational audiology and learn how to manage hearing loss in the classroom. These are just some of the unique clinical opportunities that are offered through our program and in conjunction with WVU hospitals.
Residency opportunities. Most students will complete a 4th year residency
outside of the Morgantown area, and possibly outside of West Virginia, depending
on the student’s interests and site availability.
Interprofessional practice. Students will have interprofessional practice
(IPP) experiences with other programs in nursing, pharmacy, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, and medicine, among others.
Research opportunities. Students with research interest have an opportunity
to complete a research project to fulfill their scholarly work requirement. We
also offer an AuD/PhD option for students who are interested in pursuing an academic
- Well-rounded preparation. We prepare students to be thoughtful audiologists who are equipped to work with a variety of clinical populations and in a variety of employment settings.
The doctoral program in audiology at West Virginia University is accredited
by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard,
#310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.