Overview of Doctoral Programs
The Audiology section of the Department no longer offers the masters degree. There are two doctoral (Au.D. & Ph.D.) programs in the Audiology Section of the Department of Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln – the Clinical Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) and the Research Doctorate in Audiology (Ph.D.).
The Clinical Doctorate in Audiology culminates in eligibility for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A), awarded by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), and for Licensure in Audiology in most states. The graduate program in Audiology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The Clinical Doctorate program is designed to prepare the student to be an expert practitioner in Audiology.
The Research Doctorates provides comprehensive training for the scholar in Audiology and Hearing Science. These programs are planned around the special needs of individual students. Upon admission to the doctoral program, the student is teamed with a faculty mentor who shares similar scholarly interests with the student. Students interested in doctoral study are encouraged to consult with their mentor as they develop plans of study. The Department has developed a unique cooperative agreement with Boys Town National Research Hospital that allows for students to have easy access to BTNRH laboratories and faculty mentors.