Intercampus Program in Communicative Disorders
The KU Intercampus Program offers audiology students the option of enrolling in a combined AuD-PhD track of study. This option is available to students when they enter the program, and also if they decide to transfer after enrolling into either the AuD or PhD program. The dual track model is designed to integrate components of the AuD and PhD programs to facilitate completion of both degrees in a 6 year period for full-time students. Students usually complete the requirements for the AuD first (which include most of the required courses for the PhD degree as well), and then take additional research-related coursework prior to completing the dissertation. An additional 30 hours of graduate credit is required beyond the completion of the minimum number of hours needed for the AuD degree alone. These additional hours will be in the form of research/correlative area courses to complete the curricular and dissertation hour requirements for the PhD. The Program requires a minimum of 120 graduate hours for completion of the combined track, although most students will earn closer to 130 hours by the time they graduate.