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Speech Language Pathology - M.A. and Ph.D.

COLLEGE: College of Education, Health and Human Services
DEPARTMENT: School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Tel: 330-672-2197

For more information contact:
John Hawks
Coordinator of Graduate Studies
105A Music and Speech Center
DESCRIPTION: The Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology trains competent speech-language pathologists to critically evaluate communication disorders and the methods used in the habilitation and rehabilitation of those disorders.

The Ph.D. in Speech Language Pathology is a highly flexible program of study in either speech-language pathology or in audiology.
Official transcript(s), GRE, goal statement and two letters of recommendation.

M.A.: The degree requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate coursework including at least 16 semester hours at the 60000 level or above. A major consisting of 18 or more semester hours in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services is required.

Requirements include completion of 45 semester hours of precandidacy graduate work beyond the master’s degree and acceptable performance on a written and oral comprehensive examination. The 45 semester hours of precandidacy study consists of 24 hours in a major area of focus, 15 hours in two minor areas of focus, and 6 semester hours of research tool courses.
CANDIDACY: After completion of coursework, students take the candidacy examinations, consisting of both written and oral portions. The written portion entails 16 hours of writing on material studied within the major and minors. The oral portion occurs two to four weeks later and can cover information on any topic in addition to those covered on the written portion. Successful completion of these examinations culminates in "admission to candidacy" and allows the candidate to begin work on the dissertation.
ACCREDITATION: Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology