Speech Pathology & Audiology
Kent State University is an affiliate of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The university is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.The program in Speech-Language Pathology at Kent State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. The Doctor of Audiology program at Kent State University, in association with the Northeast Ohio Audiology Consortium, is also accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. Therefore, all students receiving a graduate degree from our programs and who complete the necessary practicum are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology from ASHA and qualify for Ohio licensure.
Our faculty is distinguished by its numerous clinical and scientific publications, as well as by its current clinical and research involvement. The school was recognized as the only program in Ohio to receive a Program Excellence Award, an Academic Challenge Award, and Research Challenge Awards.
Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree. Initially, entering students are enrolled under a pre-major status.
M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology
The graduate program prepares competent speech-language pathologists who will critically evaluate communication disorders and the methods used in the habilitation and rehabilitation of those disorders.
The doctoral program offers a highly flexible program of study leading to the Ph.D. degree in either speech-language pathology or in audiology. This flexibility allows students to create a program that meets their needs with emphases ranging from primarily clinical and applied to basic research.
Kent State University, the University of Akron, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation offer a joint Au.D. degree program. Applications can be submitted to Kent State University, the University of Akron, or both.
Autism Spectrum Intervention Specialists Certificate (ASISC)
A certificate program in Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Students wishing to enter the masters' degree program in speech-language pathology who hold a baccalaureate degree in some other profession must first take a series of undergraduate courses in speech pathology and audiology.