Hearing Science Degrees, Online Included

Last updated June 12, 2024
Hearing Science Degrees, Online Included By Amy Yacoub, MS, CCC-SLP
Amy Yacoub, MS, CCC-SLP
Current SLP, MS in SLP, Columbia University in the City of New York
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University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)
20 month CAA-ASHA accredited Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program. Complete coursework online & gain hands-on practice at either our Austin or Dallas, TX; or San Marcos, California campus. No GRE required!
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Emerson College Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
No GRE required, prepares you to pursue certification as an SLP generalist. As few as 20 months to complete. CAA-ASHA accredited.
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Arizona State University Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science
Learn about typical speech, hearing and language development as well as the basics of relevant disorders.
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New York University Online MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology
Prepares students to pursue SLP licensure. Full-time and part-time plans of study. CAA-ASHA Accredited. No GRE Required.
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Hearing science is a field specializing in the perception of sound, and is synonomous with Audiology. Audiologists or Hearing Scientists are health care professional who identify, treats, and manages disorders of hearing and balance. To work as an audiologist or hearing scientist, you will typically need a graduate degree.

Bachelor's degrees in Speech and Hearing Sciences or Communication Sciences and Disorders prepare students to pursue advanced degrees required for becoming an Audiologist.

For Master's degree: students who pursue a MSLP program - Master of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Speech Language Pathology - may wish to advance to a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree program. Individuals with an Au.D. degree can become licensed Audiologists.

Are there hearing science degrees online?

Yes, Bachelor's and Masters degree programs in hearing sciences are available online. Online hearing science degree programs may also be called online Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Science, or an online Masters in Speech and Hearing Science.

Universities such as Arizona State University and Bradley University offer an online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Speech and Hearing Science. There are also online degree programs in deaf education available through select universities. Masters in hearing science degree programs are offered online through select Universities, such as Tennessee State University and Salus University.

One online Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) bridge program is available.

School Program Admissions
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)
✓ CAA-ASHA Accredited
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Emerson College Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
✓ ASHA Accredited
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Arizona State University Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science
Accredited
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New York University Online MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology
✓ CAA-ASHA Accredited
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George Washington University Online Doctor of Public Health
✓Accredited
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In depth review of Online Bachelor's in Hearing Sciences Degree Programs

Arizona State University - Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Speech and Hearing Science degree program at Arizona State University equips graduates to obtain related jobs in the area of health and behavior, or to pursue advanced degrees in audiology and speech-language pathology.

The program is offered online through 40 total classes that last 7.5 weeks each. A total of 120 credit hours are required to complete the program. Students take coursework that delves into key topics such as audiology, phonetics, and communication disorders. Courses include "Principles of Audiology", "Aural Rehabilitation", and "Hearing Science", among others.

Tuition for undergraduate degree programs at ASU is estimated to be approximately $744 per credit hour. The College of Health Solutions at ASU is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation (CAA). The CAA accredited programs offered at ASU are the Doctor of Audiology (AuD) in clinical entry-level audiology and the Master of Science in communication disorders (MS). After completing the online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science, students may advance to one of these higher level degree programs.

Gallaudet University - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Deaf Studies

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Deaf Studies online degree program at Gallaudet University consists of 120 required credit hours, which includes 45 credits of required major courses. Coursework includes classes such as "Introduction to Deaf Studies", which discusses current concepts and throes in the field. Other courses include "Introduction to the Structure of American Sign Language" and "Disability Studies".

With this degree, students may pursue careers such as a social worker or interpreter. Some students may also go on to pursue advanced degrees, such as a Doctor of Audiology (AuD). Tuition for undergraduate degrees at Gallaudet University is approximately $19,658.

For students who wish to pursue an advanced degree following completion of this program, Gallaudet University also offers a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Deaf Studies: Cultural Studies.

Bradley University - Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

The online Bachelor of Science degree program in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Bradley University can be completed in as few as 2.7 years (8 semesters). This includes the completion of core coursework and general education requirements.

Classes start in the fall. This program is unique in that it incorporates a strong focus on training students to become future clinicians in the field. A guided observation course and two optional courses are offered to provide students with the opportunity to obtain valuable, supervised clinical experience. The cost of tuition for this undergraduate degree is approximately $41,210.

15 required courses (45 credits) cover topics related to audiology, hearing sciences, speech-language pathology, and clinical neuroanatomy. Coursework includes courses such as "Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism", which studies the anatomy and physiology of the structures involved in human communication and swallowing. The "Aural Rehabilitation" course examines habilitation and rehabilitation techniques used with individuals who have been diagnosed with a hearing disorder. Students will learn about hearing aid amplification, central auditory processing, and cochlear implant.

University of Florida - Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) in Communication Sciences and Disorders

Through the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida, A Bachelor of Health Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders is offered online. This BHS degree provides students with the knowledge and foundation that can be used to advance to a graduate program in audiology, speech-language pathology, and research and education at the doctoral level.

Upper division coursework for the program begins every Fall. Transfer admission is also offered for students with an AA degree or 60+ credits. UF is a top research institution, and courses for the online programs are taught by the same faculty who teach the on-campus degree programs.

Tuition and fees for the UF online program is $129.18 per credit hour. 120 credit hours are required to complete this degree. Courses related to hearing science within this program include "Fundamentals of Hearing", "Audiometry and Hearing Disorders", and "Audiologic Rehabilitation".

In depth review of Online Master's in Hearing Sciences degree programs

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences  Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (Online)

20 month CAA-ASHA accredited Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program. Complete coursework online & gain hands-on practice at either our Austin or Dallas, TX; or San Marcos, California campus. No GRE required!

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Emerson College Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
Emerson College (Online)

In as few as 20 months, aspiring SLPs can earn a Master of Science in Communication Disorders online from Emerson College. Speech@Emerson uses the same evidence-based, family-centered curriculum as the on-campus program, which is ranked in the top 20 nationally. Classes are taught online by Emerson faculty, many of whom are practicing SLPs. With multiple start dates per year, students of all backgrounds can start earning their degree when the time is right for them.

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For those interested in studying hearing sciences to become an Audiologists, an academic plan typically consists of a four-year bachelor's degree followed by an AuD (Doctor of Audiology) program. Many Master's degree programs that include a study of hearing sciences encompass both speech and hearing. There are certain online programs that offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in clinical audiology or other areas within hearing sciences.

Flagler College - Mater of Arts (M.A.) - Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in education of the deaf and hard of hearing offers all courses online with the exception of a required Practicum in Working with Students who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. This 3-week long summer course takes place in St. Augustine, Florida. 10 courses are required, for a total of 30 hours.

This program is balanced in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Oral, preparing students to work in a variety of educational settings. Endorsement programs are available for Teaching American Sign Language in Public Schools and Teaching Children with Severe and Profound Disabilities.

Tuition is $650 per credit hour, and the Master's Program begins in the Fall and Spring semesters. Three tracks are available for the program: a traditional track, modified track, and fast track. Tracks differ according to the student's previous degrees held. Coursework includes courses such as "Auditory Development with Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing", "Methods of Teaching Language to Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students", and "The Linguistics of American Sign Language".

Salus University - Master of Science in Clinical Audiology (MSCA)

The Master of Science in Clinical Audiology (MSCA) online degree program at Sales University consists of 24 semester credits. Two 15-credit fellowships are also required. This program is intended for audiologists who possess a bachelor's degree in Audiology or a related science, and who also have at last two years of clinical experience.

Through this program practicing audiologists have the opportunity to obtain advanced knowledge and skills in audiology and to participate in specialized fellowship training in a given content area. Upon completing this program and obtaining three years of clinical experience, students are eligible to enroll in the AuD Bridge Program at Sales University.

This hybrid program consists of online coursework as well as in-person training. Students must travel to the University for 15-21 days throughout the program. Coursework includes "Module on Auditory Rehabilitation", "Hearing Aids Supervised Clinical Training", and "Module on Assessment Techniques". The program takes 2 years to complete. Total tuition is estimated at $29,210.

Tennessee State University - Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech and Hearing Science

The M.S. in Speech and Hearing Science degree program is offered online and consists of 41 semester hours. A comprehensive examination and/or a thesis option is required to complete the program. During clinical practicum experiences, students are required to obtain 400 clinical clock hours under the supervision of certified clinicians (speech-language pathologists or audiologists).

This program takes approximately 2.5 years (8 semesters) to complete. Hearing-science related coursework includes "Seminar in Aural Rehabilitation", in which students learn about the methods and instrumentation involved in rehabilitation of individuals who have hearing impairments (aural habilitation). Students also take an "Advanced Audiology" course, which discusses recommended practices for assessing audiological function.

Tuition for out-of-state students enrolled in this distance education graduate program is an estimated $598 per credit hour. Pre-requisite courses must be completed prior to a student's enrollment in the M.S. program.

What can you do with a hearing sciences degree?

With an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies or Speech and Hearing Science, individuals can pursue a career such as an interpreter. Students may choose to progress to more advanced degree programs.

Master’s degrees in deaf and hard of hearing can help prepare individuals who may want to go on to become an Audiologist.

With a Doctor of Audiology (Au.D.) degree, individuals can become an Audiologist. According to the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), licensing requirements also include completion of a supervised clinical practicum (300 clock hours), and completion of one year clinical work experience or professional employment experience (11 months long).

Degrees in hearing sciences allow graduates to go on to pursue careers in early childhood education, special education, school counseling, social work, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, Audiologist, or Speech-Language Pathologist.

List of featured online programs

School Program Admissions
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (MS-SLP)
✓ CAA-ASHA Accredited
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Emerson College Master's in Speech-Language Pathology
✓ ASHA Accredited
Website
Arizona State University Online Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science
Accredited
Website
New York University Online MS Program in Speech-Language Pathology
✓ CAA-ASHA Accredited
Website
George Washington University Online Doctor of Public Health
✓Accredited
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Russell Sage College Online Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
✓ACOT Accredited
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Calvin University Speech and Hearing Foundations Certificate
Online
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East Central University Online Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Counseling
Transfer credit friendly.
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Arizona State University Online Doctor of Behavioral Health – Clinical
Accredited.
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Arizona State University Online Doctor of Behavioral Health – Management
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