S.P.A. Majors & Degrees

The Speech Pathology & Audiology Degree Programs at Kent State prepare students to diagnose, treat, and research communication disorders, and provide community service to individuals with communication disorders. This program meets the growing need for providers of audiological as well as speech and language therapy services. Find more about these SPA degree paths here.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Speech Pathology & Audiology

Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree. Just prior to the completion of 60 credit hours, students apply for admission to the professional phase on the EHHS Student Portal. Students should have a GPA of at least 3.0 in order to be accepted into the professional phase.

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Speech-Language Pathology

The primary goal for our master's program is the training of competent speech-language pathologists who will critically evaluate communication disorders and the methods used in the habilitation and rehabilitation of those disorders.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Speech Pathology and Audiology at Kent State University 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.

Doctor of Audiology (AuD)

The School of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at The University of Akron, the Program of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Kent State University, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation have united to provide a professional doctoral program, the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium. The two universities jointly administer NOAC.

Undergraduate Degrees not in SPA (Post-Baccalaureate)

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.