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Are AuD Programs Available for Master's Level Audiologists?

Girija Sundar, PhD

January 9, 2017


Question

I am an audiologist with a Master’s degree looking to update my skills and earn my AuD.  Are bridge programs still available for students like me?

Answer

Yes, Salus University’s Osborne College of Audiology offers an AuD bridge program for US and international audiologists who have a Master’s degree in audiology and a minimum of three years of clinical experience.  This web-based AuD-Bridge program is uniquely designed to meet the educational needs of today’s master’s level audiologists.

The curriculum is focused on enhancing the breadth of knowledge in both the current trends and recent advances in the field of audiology, hearing science and diagnostic and rehabilitative technologies, so that practicing audiologists can upgrade their skills.

The program consists of 28 didactic courses and two hands-on workshops totaling 45 academic (semester) credits. The entire program can be completed in 2-years and also has an option of completing in 4-years.

Here is what some of your peers have to say about their experience in the program:

  • Vida Percy, from Brisbane Australia: “As an audiologist in private practice with small children, I lead a fairly busy life. The online bridge degree program allows me to manage daily responsibilities while achieving my Doctor of Audiology degree."
  • Tawfik Shabaka, from Newfoundland, Canada states that the flexibility and interactive nature of the program was key in his selection: “Audiologic medicine as a whole is extremely unique and progressive; I chose the Salus AUD-bridge degree program because it reflects that same forward-thinking approach to medicine."

More information about Salus University’s AuD Bridge Program can be found at www.salus.edu.  Thank you for your inquiry! 


girija sundar

Girija Sundar, PhD

Dr. Giri (Girija) Sundar is Director of Distance Education and Assistant Professor at Salus University Osborne College of Audiology in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. She is responsible for developing academic programs for practicing clinicians across the world and currently runs several Hybrid Programs at Salus University Osborne College of Audiology.

Dr, Sundar had a clinical practice in Audiology and Hearing aids for over 25 years. She sold her practice in NJ and joined Starkey International as director of business development for the company’s entry into the Indian market in 2006. In this capacity, she was accountable for strategic planning, business development and leadership of sales and technical staff where she engaged, trained and managed team of sales and Audiological professionals nationally

Dr. Sundar was awarded a PhD and MPhil in Hearing Sciences from City University of New York, M.S. in Communication Disorders/Audiology, B.S. degree in Speech Pathology from William Patterson College, Wayne, NJ and B.A. in Social Sciences from Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, India.