Speech - Language Pathology, M.A.

Admission Requirements

  • Hold an undergraduate major in speech-language pathology or completed post-baccalaureate in speech-language pathology.
  • Complete requirements for admission and send to Graduate School:
    • University of Akron Graduate School application with intent to major in speech-language pathology.
    • CSDCAS application which includes: official transcript with fall term grades included, three letters of recommendation with one being from an in-field instructor, GRE scores, resume, and statement of purpose.
  • Participation in group interview (for invited students only)

Applications for admission are accepted and considered only once per year for the Fall term. Admission is competitive.

Applications for admission for the following academic year should be received by December 15.

Degree Requirements

The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology offers a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology. The program in Speech-Language Pathology is designed to lead to professional licensure by the Ohio Speech and Hearing Professionals Board 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

SLPA:561Organization & Administration: Public School Speech-Language & Hearing Programs2
SLPA:540Augmentative Communication3
SLPA:585Developmental Disabilities2
SLPA:611Research Methods in Communicative Disorders I3
SLPA:623Support Systems for Individuals & Families with Communicative Disorders2
SLPA:624Neurogenic Speech & Language Disorders3
SLPA:626Voice & Cleft Palate3
SLPA:627Stuttering: Theories & Therapies2
SLPA:628Topics in Differential Diagnosis of Speech & Language Disorders2
SLPA:630Clinical Issues in Child Language4
SLPA:631Cognitive Communicative Issues in Special Language3
SLPA:633Professional Issues2
SLPA:639Audiology for the Speech-Language Pathologist3
SLPA:590Workshop: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology1-3
SLPA:650Advanced Clinical Practicum: Speech-Language Pathology1-6
SLPA:691School-based Externship Seminar1
SLPA:693School-based Externship: Speech Language Pathology6
SLPA:695Externship: Speech Language Pathology6
SLPA:696Externship Seminar1