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Doctor of Audiology Program

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology


 

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology

East Tennessee State University
Lamb Hall
P.O. Box 70643
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4272
Fax: (423) 439-4350
Email: 


 

Department of Audiology & Speech Pathology

East Tennessee State University
Lamb Hall
P.O. Box 70643
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: (423) 439-4272
Fax: (423) 439-4350
Email: 

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The East Tennessee State University Doctor of Audiology program is a joint-program between ETSU and the Audiology Department at the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center at Mountain Home. 


The collaboration between facilities provides extensive educational and clinical opportunities for our doctoral students. The ETSU / VA faculty consists of 12 Ph.D. level, 3 Au.D. level, 2 Masters level audiologists, and several adjunct professors. In addition to the vast clinical possibilites, the curriculum offered in our program prepares students for the educational demands in all areas of Audiology.



council on academic accreditation in audiology and speech-language pathology logoThe doctoral (AuD) education program in Audiology at ETSU is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, (800) 498-2071 or (301) 296-5700. The program completed a multi-year self-study that culminated with a site review in October, 2011. The most favorable outcome of such a review, which is re-accreditation for an 8-year period, was obtained.



The Doctoral program in audiology at ETSU has been placed on probation by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. A program on probation is not currently in full compliance with the accreditation standards. Programs on probation remain accredited but must demonstrate compliance with the standards within one year. Here is the link to the CAA Accreditation Decision page.

The program was placed on probation due to a three-year graduation rate that falls below the 80% rate mandated by the CAA. Our three-year data may be accessed here (Student Outcome Data). These data, while indicating a graduation rate of 75%, fall below the 80% cut-off, while the CAA materials indicate a 50% graduation rate. The difference relates directly to our incorrect reporting of students who extended their programs for health or personal reasons.

ETSU incorrectly reported students completing the program in 11 semesters as not graduating along the normal timeframe, however such students completed their programs in 11 non-consecutive semesters, due to their individual needs. The CAA calculated those reported numbers as indicative of students who did not graduate on time. Unfortunately, ETSU’s reporting did not make clear the nature of these program extensions.

The graduation rate as specified on our Student Outcomes Data should be used by the public and prospective students as the correct value of the program’s graduation rate. Be assured that ETSU’s AuD program is fulfilling every obligation and meeting every requirement to maintain accreditation. Equally important, we continue to implement advising and student assistance intiatives to improve our graduation rate. Please contact us ( if you have any questions.



Student Outcome Data: Program completion, praxis examination pass, and employment rates for the past three years

ETSU Doctor of Audiology Program Strategic Plan

News/Updates:

  • Congratulations to Ms. Julia McDowell (4th Yr AuD) for being selected for a coveted travel award to present her research on predictors of hearing aid benefit in veterans with PTSD at the annual International Hearing Aid Research meeting in Tahoe City, CA!
    • 07/26/2016
  • Congratulations to Ms. Brittany England (3rd Yr AuD), Ms. Aimee Johnson (3rd Yr AuD) and Ms. Katie Cardona (4th Yr AuD) for being awarded the prestigious Audiology/Hearing Science Research Travel Awards( ARTA) to attend the 2016 ASHA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 17–19. You guys make us proud!
    • 07/20/2016
  • Kudos to Ms. Aimee Johnson (3rd Yr AuD) for being awarded a very competitive scholarship from the Serotoma Club of Nashville.
    • 07/18/2016
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