Speech Language Pathology - M.A.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Health Sciences
100 Nixson Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2197
www.kent.edu/ehhs/hs


Description

The Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology educates competent speech-language pathologists to critically evaluate communication disorders and the methods used in the habilitation and rehabilitation of those disorders.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree1
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Submission of GRE scores
  • Goal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 587 TOEFL score (94 on the Internet-based version), minimum 82 MELAB score, minimum 7.0 IELTS score or minimum 65 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

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The bachelor's degree may not necessarily be in the areas of speech-language pathology and/or audiology. However, students wishing to enter the master's degree who have neither completed an undergraduate degree in speech-language pathology and audiology, nor possess the necessary prerequisite coursework, are required to complete that coursework.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary to effectively communicate knowledge and interact with diverse populations (age, culture, disability).
  2. Demonstrate the ability to collect, analyze, synthesize and apply research and data regarding the nature, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of communication disorders throughout the lifespan and across cultures.
  3. Demonstrate competency in the ability to engage in the development and implementation of research-based and ethical prevention, assessment, diagnostic and treatment plans for individuals with a variety of communication disorders throughout the lifespan.
 
 

Program Requirements

major requirements

[EH-MA-SLP]

Major Requirements
SPA 64301APHASIA 3
SPA 64302LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD 3
SPA 64303DISORDERS OF ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGY 3
SPA 64304ACQUIRED COGNITIVE COMMUNICATIVE IMPAIRMENTS 3
SPA 64305FLUENCY DISORDERS 3
SPA 64306VOICE DISORDERS 2
SPA 64308LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION WITH SCHOOL-AGE POPULATIONS 3
SPA 64311AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS 2
SPA 64312MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS 3
SPA 64354MAXILLOFACIAL ANOMALIES 1
SPA 64356PEDIATRIC AND ADULT DYSPHAGIA 4
SPA 64391SEMINAR:SEMINAR: ARTICULATION AND PHONOLOGY 1
SPA 64500NORMAL LANGUAGE PROCESSES 3
SPA 64504ADVANCED SPEECH AND VOICE SCIENCE 3
SPA 64600RESEARCH METHODS IN SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY AND AUDIOLOGY 3
SPA 64891SEMINAR:COMMUNICATION MODALITIES AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY 3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:43

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum 3.000 overall GPA

Clinical Settings

For any clinical practicum (on campus or off campus) in speech pathology or audiology that requires candidates to be placed within the on-campus speech and hearing clinics, school or agency setting, the college requires candidates to complete Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification (BCII) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check and submit the results to authorized personnel at their assigned clinic/school/agency before the beginning of their placement or the first day of the semester in which the practicum will take place. Authorized school/agency personnel will determine whether a candidate may participate in practicum in the off-campus setting. The BCII and FBI background checks are good for one year and the candidates will need to complete one each year that they are in graduate school.

Electronic fingerprinting is available for BCII and FBI in 221 White Hall and should be completed one month prior to clinical practicum. Candidates are responsible for fees incurred for this requirement. For more information on this policy contact the Clinical Coordinators for the Speech and Hearing Clinics. Visit the Ohio Department of Education website for more information about background check requirements for those wishing to hold pupil personnel licenses in Ohio. Contact the Office of Professional Conduct at the Ohio Department of Education for specific information about the results of the background check.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Speech-Language Pathologist licensure are required to pass Praxis II test Speech-Language Pathology and minimum of 400 clock hours of supervised clinical experience in the practice of speech language pathology. Additional clinical coursework is required for Ohio Board of Speech Pathology License and optional ASHA certification.