Program FAQ

Program Information

I am interested in your graduate program and was wondering if you have additional information available? Is there a way I can get more information about the program along with some courses I may be taking?

Please visit our Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program page. There you will find much information about our program, including the academic course sequence and clinical information. You will also find information regarding admissions and the application process.

How long is the program?

Please visit our Graduate Speech-Language Pathology Program page. Our traditional, on-campus program takes 5 semesters, or 2 years - beginning in August of the 1st year and finishing in May of the 2nd year.

I am interested in making a visit to Akron to tour the graduate school and gather more information on the program.

We would be happy to meet with you! In fact, we encourage students who are potentially interested in applying to our program to come and visit us. If you would like to schedule an individual visit to The University of Akron Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program, please contact our Graduate Coordinator, Dr, Charles Carlin, at

Program Options

Is there an option to take the program completely online?

We do offer a distance learning option. This program is a collaboration with the University of Cincinnati, and is a completely separate program from our traditional, on-campus graduate program. Information about the distance learning program can be found at the Collaborative Distance Learning (Online) Graduate Program page.


Do you allow any students to take any prerequisite or remedial courses during the graduate program?

No. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to beginning the graduate program. The same goes for any remedial courses.


Does the program offer GA or TA positions?

No, we do not offer graduate assistantships for this program. There are other funding opportunities you can pursue. More detailed information can be found on the Financial Aid section of our website.

Advising - Graduate Program

Do I need an appointment to see an advisor?

The short answer is yes! If you are a student enrolled in our graduate program already, you will be assigned an academic advisor at the beginning of your program. Each faculty member sets his or her own schedule for advising, and you should contact him/her to arrange an appointment.

If you are interested in our program, but are not yet enrolled, and would like to meet with someone in our department, you will need to arrange an appointment. Contact information is below.

Dr. Charles Carlin ( - Admissions Coordinator for the Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Program (traditional, on-campus program)

Dr. Catherine Richards ( - Coordinator for the Distance Learning (Online) Graduate Program

Mrs. Nancy Harris ( - Undergraduate Advisor (for post-baccalaureate and pre-requisite coursework)