About Us

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 doctoral and masters (Au.D. and M.A.) education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology at Kent State University are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. 

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.

Why Kent State?

  • Employers seek out our graduates.
  • Most graduates have several job offers.
  • Training grant opportunities related to children with severe and multiple disabilities.
  • Over 100 near-by sites for externships and student teaching experiences.
  • Consistently high scores on the national Praxis examination.
  • Supportive faculty with strong national reputations.
  • Small, quiet town near large metropolitan areas with extensive cultural opportunities.