The AuD Program at Towson University Purpose: This article provides an overview of the Towson University doctor of audiology (AuD) program. Method: Faculty and facilities, program highlights and requirements, admission criteria, and funding opportunities are summarized. Conclusions: Towson University is a student-focused university with an emphasis on interactive and interdisciplinary hands-on learning. The physical facilities include ... Clinical Focus: Site Visit
Clinical Focus: Site Visit  |   June 01, 2005
The AuD Program at Towson University
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Diana C. Emanuel
    Towson University, DepartmentofAudiology, Speech-Language Pathology, and Deaf Studies, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252-0001
    Audiology Graduate Program Director
  • Corresponding author: e-mail: demanuel@towson.edu
  • Students are encouraged to visit TU and tour our clinical, research, and teaching facilities. Information about the program can be obtained from the department Web site at www.towson.edu/asld or by contacting the author (see below).
    Students are encouraged to visit TU and tour our clinical, research, and teaching facilities. Information about the program can be obtained from the department Web site at www.towson.edu/asld or by contacting the author (see below).×
Article Information
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Clinical Focus: Site Visit   |   June 01, 2005
The AuD Program at Towson University
American Journal of Audiology, June 2005, Vol. 14, 14-20. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2005/003)
History: Received November 22, 2004 , Accepted March 26, 2005
 
American Journal of Audiology, June 2005, Vol. 14, 14-20. doi:10.1044/1059-0889(2005/003)
History: Received November 22, 2004; Accepted March 26, 2005

Purpose: This article provides an overview of the Towson University doctor of audiology (AuD) program.

Method: Faculty and facilities, program highlights and requirements, admission criteria, and funding opportunities are summarized.

Conclusions: Towson University is a student-focused university with an emphasis on interactive and interdisciplinary hands-on learning. The physical facilities include an active on-campus clinic and newly renovated facilities that are equipped with the latest diagnostic, treatment, research, and teaching equipment. Off-campus clinical rotations occur at state-of-the-art health care facilities in the Baltimore-Washington, DC, corridor and surrounding areas. Fourth-year externships include facilities across the United States. The AuD program includes a 104-credit curriculum combining didactic, clinical, and research courses. A comprehensive assessment system tracks progress throughout the program to ensure graduates are well prepared for entry into the profession as autonomous audiologists.

Acknowledgments
The author would like to thank Dr. Peggy Oates-Korczak for her careful review of this article and helpful suggestions.
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