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The mission of the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Programs is to provide Ohio with a pool of speech-language pathologists who are dedicated to helping individuals achieve full communication potential. To that end, the School: 

  1. Prepares speech-language pathologists through professional education and clinical training who can diagnose and treat a variety of communication disorders in a variety of settings; 
  2. Enhances service to the professional community through continuing education, mentoring, consulting, joint research and provision of clinical service through contracts; 
  3. Provides for research and clinical service through entrepreneurship and external funding from federal, state, and local agencies. 
  4. Engages in professional, cross-disciplinary training and research partnerships in the University, regional, and statewide communities.


Program Outcomes: On-Campus Traditional Program and Collaborative On-Line Distance Learning Program 

Graduates of the Speech-Language Pathology graduate programs will:

  1. Demonstrate a broad-based knowledge of the foundations, theories, and application of speech-language pathology.
  2. Demonstrate clinical competencies in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of speech-language disorders.
  3. Present knowledge of research principles and their integration into evidence based practice in speech-language pathology.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of the ethical standards and conduct expected for professionals in the field of speech-language pathology.
  5. Present knowledge of professional issues that confront practitioners in the field of speech-language pathology