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Academic Requirements - Licensure Track (Post Bachelor's Degree)

Each student is expected to satisfactorily complete:

  • 97 credit curriculum completed over a four-year period (effective for the cohort entering in Fall 2019)

  • First Examination (written examination administered between first and second semesters of year 2)

  • Internship practicum final examination

  • Second Examination (oral evaluation administered during the spring semester of year 3)

  • At least 1,820 clinical contact hours through at least 3 semesters of supervised internship (on-site) clinical practicum followed by 3 semesters of externship (off-site) clinical practicum followed by a full-time supervised 12-month Audiology residency (off-site)

  • Completion of a Capstone Project including a written paper and a poster presentation of the project.  Final projects can have a wide range (e.g.,research-based investigation in clinical or basic science areas, systematic review, retrospective studies, survey research, development of a reseach-based clinical protocol, outcomes assessment, normative studies, evaluation of current practice patterns, and meta analysis of data.) The Capstone project may or may not include human subjects.

Upon graduation, each degree candidate qualifies to apply for New York State licensure and national certification. 


Satisfactory Academic Progress

An Au.D. student is deemed to be making satisfactory progress if he or she:  

  • has completed 44 credits and has passed the First Examination

  • has a grade point average of at least 3.00

  • has completed the degree in four years

  • has accumulated no more than two open grades (“INC,” “INP,” “NGR,” “ABS,” and “ABP”) 

  • has received a B or better in all sections of AUD 790 - Audiology Practicum and AUD 799 - Audiology Residency

GC Student Handbook

Student Resources

Student Suggestions, Comments, or Complaints
Minority Student Services
Students with Special Needs
Day Care Service
Health Services
Housing Services
Copying Services
Career Planning & Professional Development
The New Media Lab
Teaching and Learning Center
Writing Services
Library Workshops

Financial Aid Notification

Additional Helpful Student Links:

Financial Aid
The Graduate Center Wellness Center
CUNY e-mall (software at discounted prices; log in for access)
The Graduate Center Student Handbook
Avoiding and Detecting Plagiarism
Graduate Center Virtual Bookstore
Student Health Insurance and Selected Resources: a Guide
Doctoral Student Council
Doctoral Student Council Popular Forms
Praxis Exam (Graduate Center's Praxis Code:  0201)
Doctoral Student Research Grant Competition

Student Suggestions, Comments, or Complaints

Program complaints follow a specific order of expression: The issue should first be addressed with the student’s instructor/supervisor.  If this step does not resolve the problem, then students should consult with their advisor.  In a majority of cases, this will resolve the problem.  However, if concerns persist, students may speak with the Executive Officer or Deputy Executive Officer, if needed. If issues cannot be resolved at the Program level, students may then contact the Dean of Sciences at the Graduate Center.  You also are encouraged to make your suggestions, comments, or complaints known to student member(s) of the appropriate Au.D. standing committees.

  1. Students may contact the Vice President for Students Affairs, currently Matthew Schoengood ( directly for confidential conversations. 
  2. Students may contact the Ombud, who is a neutral, impartial person to speak to confidentially related to work or study at the Graduate Center.The current Ombuds Officer is Martin Gitterman ( 
The Ombuds office is located in room 3311.The Ombuds Office is open to all students, faculty, staff and administrators who are looking for:
  • A neutral, impartial person to speak to confidentially about problems related to work or study at The Graduate Center.
  • Ideas for alternative dispute resolution
  • An advocate for fairness
  • Information about whom to turn to at The Graduate Center
   Concerns brought to the Ombuds Office may often include:
  • Disagreements about grades
  • Problems with tuition charges
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Professional/scientific misconduct
  • Academic dishonesty
  • Safety Concerns
  • Sexual harassment, racism or other kinds of discrimination
  • Ethics and whistle-blowing
  • Working conditions
  • Intellectual property issues

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Minority Student Services

The Office of Educational Opportunity and Diversity Programs (OEODP) sponsors academic support programs designed to promote the success of minority doctoral students in their fields of study and to prepare promising undergraduates for graduate study. OEODP offers pre-application information for potential applicants; assists doctoral applicants with the application process; provides fellowship information to applicants and enrolled students; and participates in, as well as sponsors, events that enhance an enrolled student's academic experience. For more information, please visit the OEODP website.

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Students with Special Needs

The Graduate Center serves the needs of a growing number of students with disabilities. Adaptive equipment and computer software is available at The Graduate Center for the use of students with visual and hearing impairments. The Graduate Center provides readers, sign-language interpreters, note takers, scribes, and other auxiliary services as needed. For information, contact the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs Coordinator (Mr. Matthew G. Schoengood) for persons with disabilities (365 Fifth Avenue) 1-212-817-7400, room 7301.02. Inquiries from applicants and prospective applicants are encouraged and will be kept confidential upon request.

For more information, please visit:

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Day Care Service

The Child Development and Learning Center is open to pre-school children ( between two-and-a-half and six years old) of students enrolled in The Graduate Center. For more information, please contact the center director Ms. Linda Perrotta: Room: 3201; phone: 1-212-817-7032.

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Health Services

The Wellness Center provides Student Health and Psychological Counseling and Adult Development Services. For more information, please visit the website.

Or visit: Room: 6422; Phone: 1-212-817-7020

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Housing Services

For information about GC Housing click here for more information.

The Office of Residence Life provides off campus housing information and consulting services for students.

The Office of Residence Life Contact Information
Room: 7118; Phone: 1-212-817-7480; Fax: 1-212-817-1625;

Click here to download "The Apartment Finder's Guide" provided by the Office of Resident Life, which includes useful information about how to find an appropriate housing in New York.

The information provided here is by a current student in Developmental Psychology.

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Copying Services

On Campus
Students with a GC network account receive free and unlimited printing. Printing can be initiated from library computers or from any web-enabled device. A color printer is available in the Mac Media Lab on the Library Concourse (basement) level. Non-GC users may print from library computers for a fee. See the "Printing" box on the right for more information.

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Career Planning & Professional Development

The Graduate Center's Office of Career Planning and Professional Development provides services in these areas to students and alumni.  For more information click here.

Should you have any questions, please call the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development. (212) 817-7425.

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 The New Media Lab 

The New Media Lab (NML) works with Graduate Center and CUNY faculty and doctoral students from a variety of academic disciplines to conceive and create groundbreaking multimedia projects based on student and faculty scholarly research.  For more information click here.

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Teaching & Learning Center

The Teaching and Learning Center is dedicated to working with graduate student instructors to develop teaching skills. The TLC prepares new college teachers for their entry into the classroom, guides developing teachers as they refine their practices, and helps experienced teachers think through how to best apply what they’ve learned in the next stages of their careers, whether those careers be inside or outside the classroom.  For more information click here.

Writing Services

The Office of Career Planning & Professional Development offers writing workshops and support througout the calendar year. For more information click here.

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Library Workshops

The Graduate Center Library offer workshops throughout the academic year to assist students with reference and citation management software and literature search tools. For more information click here.

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Student Academy of Audiology

Our Mission Statement:

The Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) is the national student organization of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA) that serves as a collective voice for students and advances the rights, interests, and welfare of students pursuing careers in audiology. The SAA introduces students to lifelong involvement in activities that promote and progress the profession of audiology, and provides services, information, education, representation and advocacy for the profession and the public we serve.Please follow this link to our official webpage:

Related Links

Important Professional Links for Students

American Academy of Audiology:

ASHA Student Section:


Audiology Online ( offers a library of online learning courses. Audiology Online will provide AuD students with unlimited access to their online library including recorded courses and text-based articles. The code for our program is AO8833.