Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Arts, Master of Science

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology
2 Bachelor Hall, 513-529-2500
www.MiamiOH.edu/spa

Admission Requirements

You must have an undergraduate degree in speech-langauge pathology and audiology and have a 3.20 minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) (4.00 scale) in your undergraduate course work. If you have a B.S. or B.A. in a related discipline, you must take undergraduate prerequisite course work in speech pathology and audiology prior to admission and/or may inquire about provisional graduate status. In addition to meeting the minimum academic admission requirements you must submit:

  1. Graduate Record examination (GRE) test scores,
  2. information about scholarships, awards, accomplishments, clinical observation/experience, leadership, volunteer, research and/or work experience,
  3. three recommendations, and
  4. a personal statement.

The graduate program in Speech Pathology provides academic study and extensive hands-on experience in a variety of settings. Students may pursue either a non-thesis (Master of Science, M.S.) or a thesis option (Master of Arts, M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology. The degree program is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Program Requirements

When you are admitted into the graduate program in speech pathology, you must maintain an overall GPA of 3.00. In addition, you may receive no more than two grades of C of any type for two required courses (not exceeding a total of six hours for both courses) at 500 level or above. You must also meet the requirements for academic and clinical knowledge and skills as required for certification in the profession of speech-language pathology as well as complete a thesis or a final research project.

Program Requirements: Master of Arts

This program requires a minimum of 49 semester hours in appropriate courses, including six hours of credit for thesis.

Required Courses
SPA 621Neurogenic Language Disorders3
SPA 622Voice and Resonance Disorders3
SPA 625Best Practices for the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist3
SPA 627Pediatric Language and Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPA 629Organic Speech Disorders: Motor Speech Disorders2
SPA 631School Age Language and Literacy3
SPA 633Phonological and Articulation Disorders3
SPA 641Advanced Studies in Fluency Therapy2
SPA 651Dysphagia across the Lifespan3
SPA 671Neurogenic Cognitive Disorders3
SPA 672Fundamental Neuroscience for Speech-Language Pathologists1
SPA 635Special Topics in Medical Speech-Language Pathology2
SPA 720Seminar in Speech Disorders1
SPA 653Normal Deglutition Across the Lifespan1
Administrative Course
SPA 626Organization and Administration of Clinical Programs for Communication Disorders (Take twice)1
Clinical Requirement
Complete each course twice
SPA 620Advanced Clinical Practice1-8
SPA 750Professional Field Experience1-10
Research Thesis
SPA 700Research for Master's Thesis6
Student Teaching
SPA 605Speech, Language, Pathology & Audiology in School Setting3-15

Program Requirements: Master of Science

This degree requires a minimum of 49 semester hours in the appropriate coursework, including credit for an empirically-based or evidence-based graduate research project or examinations as determined by the graduate faculty.

Required Courses
SPA 614Evidence Based Practice in Communication Sciences and Disorders3
SPA 621Neurogenic Language Disorders3
SPA 622Voice and Resonance Disorders3
SPA 625Best Practices for the School-Based Speech-Language Pathologist3
SPA 627Pediatric Language and Autism Spectrum Disorders3
SPA 629Organic Speech Disorders: Motor Speech Disorders2
SPA 631School Age Language and Literacy3
SPA 633Phonological and Articulation Disorders3
SPA 641Advanced Studies in Fluency Therapy2
SPA 651Dysphagia across the Lifespan3
SPA 671Neurogenic Cognitive Disorders3
SPA 672Fundamental Neuroscience for Speech-Language Pathologists1
SPA 635Special Topics in Medical Speech-Language Pathology2
SPA 653Normal Deglutition Across the Lifespan1
SPA 720Seminar in Speech Disorders1
Administrative Course
SPA 626Organization and Administration of Clinical Programs for Communication Disorders (Take twice)1,1
Clinical Requirement
Complete each course twice.
SPA 620Advanced Clinical Practice1-8
SPA 750Professional Field Experience1-10
Student Teaching
SPA 605Speech, Language, Pathology & Audiology in School Setting3-15