Additional Program Information

Additional information is available for the following programs, including accreditation, student achievement and class profile details. Please review the information below for the programs you are interested in.

Audiology AuD

The Doctor of Audiology (AuD) education program in audiology {residential} at Arizona State University 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, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Our AuD can lead you to graduation from a rigorous and highly ranked program after just three years, with significant cost savings to you.

For any student graduating in 2020 and later, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is no longer requiring a set number of clinical hours. Instead, students are required to demonstrate that they have the knowledge and skills that form the basis of quality audiology practice.

ASHA requirements

Previously, a fourth-year externship was a necessity for audiology students in order to earn the 1,820 supervised clinical hours required by ASHA to obtain a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology (CCC-A). Recent changes at ASHA have allowed the College of Health Solutions to offer an AuD degree that maintains academic rigor and clinical training, while allowing you to graduate in three years, instead of the traditional four years. To learn more about the changes in certification, visit the ASHA website.

The College of Health Solutions had the foresight to address concerns regarding cost and training hours prior to these changes from ASHA. In 2017, the number of clinic hours required to graduate from our accredited audiology program was changed to 850. The change means that students can graduate at the completion of the third year. Following this effort to lower costs for students while maintaining rigor, students can choose to apply for a fourth-year externship, as in the traditional model, if they wish to pursue additional expertise in audiology before seeking employment. However, a fourth-year externship is no longer required by ASHA in order to gain CCC-A certification.

In addition, it is important for students to note that only state licensure is required to practice in many states and clinical settings. The AuD program at ASU fully supports pursuit of the ASHA CCC-A credential, but ASHA CCC-A may not be required for gainful employment post-graduation, depending on location.

Applying for ASHA certification

In order to apply for ASHA certification, all 850 hours of your program need to be supervised by ASHA-certified clinical instructors. If you have met that requirement, you may apply for certification immediately after graduating from the three-year program.

If not all of your hours were under ASHA-certified audiologists and you need CCC-A certification after graduation, ASHA now allows students to make up the hours post-graduation while employed under or with an ASHA-certified audiologist who has completed at least two hours of professional development in clinical instruction and supervision. This employment must meet Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA) duration standards and sufficiently demonstrate the acquisition of the knowledge and skills needed for ASHA Standards. The post-graduation certification process must occur within 24 months of graduation and your hours and application must be completed within 48 months. To learn more, visit the ASHA website.

With responses to the changes in ASHA certification, our AuD program offers beneficial cost savings and the same thorough education with flexible program options for graduation after three or four years.

Admission

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Applied 78 97 74 40
Admitted 27 38 38 31
Selectivity Index (Admitted/Applied) 34.6% 39.2% 51.4% 77.5%
Enrolled 13 17 12 9
Yield Rate (Enrolled/Admitted) 48.1% 44.7% 31.6% 29.0%

Test Averages

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Undergraduate GPA 3.62 3.6 3.6 3.6
GRE Verbal 151 150.4 150.8 152.9
GRE Quantitative 152 149 150.4 150.5
GRE Analytical Writing 4.0 3.9 3.9 3.9

On-time Graduation Completion Rates

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
# Completed within Expected Time Frame 12 12 15
% Completed within Expected Time Frame 100% 100% 100%

Employment Rates of Graduates

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
# of Graduates 12 12 14
% of Graduates 100% 100% 93%

Note: Employment rate is based on students who respond to the exit survey at time of graduation or personal communication following graduation. 

Praxis Examination Pass Rate of Test-takers

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
# Taking the Exam 8 13 14
# Passed Exam 8 13 14
% Passed Exam Rate 100% 100% 100%

Note: Praxis scores reflect the number of students who took the test during the academic year reporting period, not the graduating year for test-takers. 

Communication Disorders MS

The Master of Science in communication disorders (MS) education program in speech-language pathology {residential} at Arizona State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Admission

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Applied 352 324 296 269
Admitted 102 108 90 97
Selectivity Index (Admitted/Applied) 29% 33.3% 30.4% 36.1%
Enrolled 45 45 42 44
Yield Rate (Enrolled/Admitted) 44.1% 41.7% 46.7% 45.4%

Test Averages

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22
Undergraduate GPA (Jr./Sr.) 3.87 3.8 3.9 3.7
GRE Verbal 154 150.8 150.8 150.1
GRE Quantitative 151 148.1 148 147.8
GRE Analytical Writing 4.2 3.9 4 4

State requirements for speech-language pathologists vary from state to state. Learn more at https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/

The goals of the Master of Science in communication disorders are to:

  1. Prepare students for employment in multiple settings to address the needs of people with communication, speech, language, literacy, and swallowing difficulties.
  2. Educate students in scientific foundations of communication, swallowing and related fields.
  3. Provide students with training in evidence-based, person-centered clinical practice, interprofessional collaboration, community service and life-long learning.

On-time Graduation Completion Rates

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
# Completed within Expected Time Frame 44 44 45
% Completed within Expected Time Frame 98% 98% 100%

Employment Rates of Graduates

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
# of Graduates 42 35 43
% of Graduates 100% 78% 96%

Note: The employment rate reporting is based on the number of individuals who responded to the exit survey regarding their employment status at the time of graduation.

Praxis Examination Pass Rate of Test-takers

  2018-19 2019-20 2020-21
# Taking the Exam 44 45 45
# Passed Exam 44 45 45
% Passed Exam Rate 100% 100% 100%

Note: The Praxis examination reporting period is the testing year or examination cycle, not the year of graduation for the test-takers. The data for each reporting period may include test-takers who graduated from the program within the prior three years.

Genetic Counseling MS

“Accredited, New Program” status by ACGC.

The mission of the Master of Science in genetic counseling at Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions is: prepare genetic counselors to work in the field of genetics where they will apply their knowledge and unique skill set to help advance the understanding of genetics and genomics-related conditions in order to improve health outcomes within the communities where they work and live.

The objectives of the program are the following:

  • Instill a sense of personal, professional and societal responsibility to respect, honor and value each other, professional colleagues, clients and members of our communities
  • Ensure new graduates meet the Practice-Based Competencies for Genetic Counselors
  • Prepare new graduates to pass the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination
  • Equip new graduates to be able to secure a job in the healthcare field, a laboratory setting or other position relevant to their expertise in genetics and genetic counseling
  • Provide new graduates with the skills to be able to conduct research, read and write manuscripts related to the field of genetics/genomics and genetic counseling

Cumulative board examination pass rates (first-time test takers) for the three most recent classes

The Genetic Counseling MS is a new degree program for fall 2022. This information is not yet available.

Attrition rate for the past three years

The Genetic Counseling MS is a new degree program for fall 2022. This information is not yet available.

Job placement rate in a genetic counseling or related position for the past three years

The Genetic Counseling MS is a new degree program for fall 2022. This information is not yet available.