The Early Assurance Program in Audiology is a program that is offered in collaboration with the Honors College and the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Allied Health Sciences. This program is intended for prospective undergraduate students who are interested in obtaining clinical and/or research doctoral degrees in the field of audiology once they graduate with an undergraduate degree. Under this Early Assurance Program, students are guaranteed admission into the doctor of audiology (AuD) or the doctor of philosophy (PhD) program in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, provided they satisfy program requirements. Each year, two incoming Honors College students are selected for this program.
Early assurances into these doctoral programs allow a successful student to immediately begin their doctoral curriculum upon completion of undergraduate studies. These degree programs are designed for advanced scholars with interest in clinical and /or research applications to audiology. Students enrolled in the AuD program are required to include in their course work, a clinical audiology core, a clinical residency and capstone project. Students enrolled in the PhD program are required to include in their coursework a science core, which includes computer applications to the fields, physiology and acoustic sciences, a statistics core and complete a dissertation project. For more information regarding the degree programs please visit the departmental website.
101 Mamie Jenkins Building
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Dr. Kathleen Cox, Interim Chair
Dr. Sharon Rutledge, Coordinator of Audiology Services
Dr. Jamie Perry, Director of Doctoral Education