The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology offers both a traditional on-campus graduate program and a collaborative distance learning (online) graduate program.
The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology offers a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in addition to a Master of Arts in Child Life. The program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to lead to professional licensure by the State of Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and The Ohio Department of Education. The Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology program meets all requirements for accreditation by the Council of Academic Accreditation of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
This graduate SLP program is on-line (web based) and offers individuals from remote areas of the state, as well as the students who need to maintain some degree of employment, the opportunity to complete educational and practicum requirements leading to the graduate degree in speech-language pathology. This program has targeted the non-traditional student. It has attracted individuals from areas of the state where no graduate program exists, thus this program addresses the critical personnel needs in rural areas. Individuals from urban areas are also attracted to this program as they may continue some employment and family demands. Students are matriculated through two 'home' universities- University of Akron and University of Cincinnati. During the 8 semester, part-time program, courses are delivered on-line through several additional ASHA accredited Ohio universities. Students complete the required clinical practicum requirements in their local communities to be eligible for ASHA certification, and Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology and Ohio Department of Education licensure. The online Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology program meets all requirements for accreditation by the Council of Academic Accreditation of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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