There are a handful of universities in the state of New York that offer graduate degree programs specifically in audiology, typically at the doctoral level. Some of these schools even offer dual-degree programs and all programs include an ample amount of hands-on learning experience. Get more details about some of the program requirements for each school below.
New York Schools with Graduate Programs in Audiology
City University of New York (CUNY)
CUNY offers a consortial Doctor of Audiology (AuD) degree between three of its schools: The Graduate Center, Brooklyn College and Hunter College. Both a post-bachelor's track and a post-master's track are available. Students apply through The Graduate Center; CUNY offers coursework and clinical practicum experiences on all three campuses. In addition to clinical practicum experiences, students complete an externship. The program totals 4 years, including the residency, and has a 100% pass rate on the Praxis national exam, according to the school's website.
St. John's University, Adelphi University and Hofstra University
St. John's University, Adelphi University and Hofstra University also offer a combined AuD program that allows students to access resources from all three institutions. It is a 4-year program that includes hands-on learning through labs and an externship that totals 2,000 hours. The program also requires students to pass two comprehensive exams prior to graduation. Students in the program may also compete for graduate assistantships to help faculty in the Speech and Hearing Labs.
University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo has a traditional AuD program and a unique dual Master of Business Administration (MBA)/AuD program. The traditional AuD program is 4 years in length and includes a full-time externship the final year that helps students total more than 2,000 hours of clinical hours throughout the entire program. The dual MBA/AuD program allows students to complete both programs in 5 years, instead of the traditional 6 years, and prepares students for careers in business and audiology, such as private practice or administrative positions. Students must apply to each program separately and usually apply to the MBA prior to or during their first year of the AuD program.
Syracuse University in Syracuse offers an AuD program and dual AuD/Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Audiology. The 4-year AuD requires a clinical practicum and a capstone experience, which is a comprehensive exam that tests students' clinical and academics skills. After their first year of the AuD program, students can apply to the dual AuD/PhD program that typically takes 6 years to complete. Students in the dual program are required to complete a dissertation.
Common Entrance Requirements
Students applying to AuD programs in New York usually need to meet specific GPA standards for their particular program of interest. Some of these programs also require specific prerequisite coursework that is typically earned in a bachelor's degree program in communicative disorders, speech and hearing sciences or a related field. The majority of these programs require applicants to submit the designated application, official transcripts, GRE scores (which may need to meet specific standards), letters of recommendation and a personal statement. It is also possible for these doctoral programs to require an interview prior to official admittance.
Students in New York can choose from several AuD programs, as well as a few unique dual-degree program options. All of these programs take a minimum of 4 years to complete and include a clinical practicum experience.