Master's Degree

Prior to earning your Au.D., you will have the opportunity to earn the master's degree, to be conferred in the Fall of the third year. Students enrolled or planning to enroll in the simultaneous Au.D./Ph.D. program will not earn their master's degree. Specific degree application deadlines can be found on the Office of Graduate Studies website. It is possible that students could be placed in a state that requires a master's degree after the graduation deadline as passed. In this case, students would have to defer beginning their externship until being awarded the master's degree.

The Memorandum of Courses (MOC) and Final Examination Report forms may be downloaded from the UNL Office of Graduate Studies website. The Application for Graduation can be found in MyRed.unl.edu.

The MOC lists the first 45 graduate credits students will complete for the Master's Degree. The Final Examination Report form will list the dates of the Oral Comprehensive Clinical Examination and whether students passed or not. This form must be filed with the Office of Graduate Studies at least four weeks prior to the scheduled exam, and then after the completion of the exam.

At the beginning of the fall semester of the third year, students must complete the Application for Degree form found in MyRed. The degree will be conferred during the December commencement ceremony (attendance is optional).

Clinical Doctorate in Audiology Degree (Au.D.)

There are separate forms that need to be filed with the UNL Office of Graduate Studies related to the Au.D. degree. The student's adviser will assist him or her in filling out the Capstone Project Approval form, the Program of Studies form, and Application for Admission to Candidacy form.

The Program of Studies form outlines the coursework that a student will take to complete the Au.D. degree, including what was already listed on the MOC for the M.S. degree.

The Application for Admission to Candidacy form is submitted after the student completes and passes his or her Oral Comprehensive Clinical Examination.

In the Spring semester of the fourth year, students will need to file their Application for Degree form. This application form for the Au.D. will only be available electronically through MyRed, for students who have completed a Program of Studies with the Graduate School. Late submission of forms can result in delays in graduation.

A timeline for completing the required forms and requirements for the Master's and Au.D. degrees follows.

First Year:

Fall: No forms required
Spring: Memorandum of Courses (MOC) for Master's Degree: see Graduate Studies website for Master's Degree Milestones
Summer: Capstone Project Approval form: see Au.D. Adviser

Second Year:

Fall: Program of Studies for Au.D.: see Graduate Studies website for Doctoral Degree Milestones
Spring: No forms required
Summer: Final Examination Report form for Master's Degree: see Graduate Studies website for Master's Degree Milestones

Third Year:

Fall:  1. Oral Comprehensive Clinical Exams
            2. Application for Admission to Candidacy (Au.D.): see Graduate Studies website for Doctoral Degree Milestones
            3. Application for Degree (Master's): see Graduate Studies website and complete application on MyRed
Spring:  1. Capstone Project Review
                 2. Capstone Project Approval form signed after presentation and approval of final written document: see Au.D. adviser
                 3. National Praxis Exam in Audiology
Summer: No forms required

Fourth Year:

Fall: Full-year externship; No forms required
Spring: Application for Degree (Au.D.): see Graduate Studies website and complete application on MyRed

Approved Nov. 17, 2020