Published on August 6, 2018 by Catie Bell  

Samford University’s School of Health Professions has received candidacy status for its Doctor of Audiology program from the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA).

Enrollment has already begun for the growing program which will see its first class of students in the fall of this year. The School of Health Professions has a growing list of graduate programs including speech pathology, physical therapy, athletic training, physician assistant studies and occupational therapy.

“This milestone is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all the faculty and staff of our department, as well as all those who have supported us along the way,” said Margaret Johnson, professor, and chair of the Department of Communication and Sciences Disorders. “Our goal is to continue to provide the education and training our students require to serve others in their field.” Together with Hollea Ryan, also a professor in the department, the two developed the program.

With a focus on service, Samford’s Doctor of Audiology program is a four-year graduate degree program. Students will participate in opportunities and experiences preparing them for lifelong learning in their field alongside other health care professionals in the College of Health Sciences, an environment designed for interprofessional education and collaboration.

Potential applicants who want to consider the Doctor of Audiology program can contact Marian Carter for additional information or visit the School of Health Professions website.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.