School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Admission Standards

(Also see Graduate School Bulletin)

The following are the minimum criteria used by the Graduate School and the School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology in processing admission applications. It is not unusual for many more qualified individuals to apply than can be admitted to the program; therefore, meeting these requirements does not guarantee that an applicant will be admitted to the program.

Full Admission

Students with a minimum GPA of 2.75 or above, or 3.00 or better for the last two years (64 semester hours or equivalent), and a 3.0 in-field GPA will be considered for the speech-language pathology program. Admission is competitive.

Applicants to the program must possess a bachelor's degree in speech-language pathology or complete a post-baccalaureate sequence of courses in speech-language pathology and audiology from an accredited university. Three letters of recommendation, a resume, and a statement of purpose all submitted through CSDCAS,, and GRE scores are required of all applicants. Applicants must also demonstrate competency in oral and written communication and language.

Average scores of students admitted to the Graduate Program in 2014 were:

  • Overall GPA:  3.73
  • In-Field GPA:  3.81
  • GRE Verbal:  51st Percentile
  • GRE Quantitative:  40th Percentile
  • GRE Writing:  4.11

Pre-Requisite Coursework

Applicants to the program should complete the academic course requirements for ASHA Standard IV-A (general education) prior to entering the graduate program.  These courses must be taken for credit and grade (not pass-fail or audit):

  1. Biological Science - any human/animal biological science other than the anatomy and physiology of the speech and hearing mechanism 
  2. Statistics – “stand alone” statistics course (not a research methods course) – may be in either a Math or Psychology department
  3. Physical science – chemistry or physics required
  4. Social science - psychology, sociology, anthropology, or public health

 

The following ASHA Standard IV-B (in-field) courses should also be completed at the undergraduate level:

  1. Biological bases - anatomy of the speech and hearing mechanism
  2. Acoustic bases - speech and hearing science
  3. Developmental bases - language acquisition/development
  4. Linguistic bases - phonetics or linguistics

 

All in-field courses must be taken for credit/grade.

Traditional On-Campus Graduate SLP Program

Graduate Admissions Coordinator
Mrs. Robin Angell, MS, CCC-SLP
330-972-7965
angell@uakron.edu

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