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What is required to obtain a degree in audiology?

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To obtain a degree in audiology, students must complete all coursework and examinations. In some schools, they also have to complete a thesis and present it to faculty.

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To graduate from the audiology doctoral program at Towson University, students have to take various courses including pharmacology, statistics and auditory diagnostics. They also have to take courses on hearing aids, medical audiology and genetics in audiology. In addition, they have to write a thesis in the form of a research project or case study and present it to the faculty for evaluation.

To earn a degree from the doctor of audiology program at Pacific University, students must complete 121 credits. During their first year, they have to make clinical observations and complete clinical practicum assignments on a weekly basis at the clinic on campus as well as at other facilities off-campus. During their second year, students have to complete three clinical internship rotations locally or nationally. In the fall and spring, the rotations are nine weeks in length and six weeks during the summer. During their third year, students have to participate in an online seminar that discusses professional practice issues.

The doctor of audiology program at the University of Washington requires participants to take various courses that cover assessment of auditory dysfunction, rehabilitative audiology and balance assessment. Students also have to take courses about hearing conservation, hearing aid repair and counseling. They can take statistics at any time during the first two years of the program.

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