Undergraduate Program

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The program in Speech Pathology and Audiology offered at Miami University qualifies students to work as a speech-language pathologist and/or an audiologist in a variety of work settings through the broad curriculum which spans topics in anatomy, acoustics, physiology, and Speech Pathology and Audiology clinical experience. Clinical and medical expertise of professors provides current and potential intervention and assessment approaches in speech and hearing. The comprehensive clinical service program in speech, language and Audiology clients within the university and the southwest Ohio community provides excellent experience in direct patient contact.

A Masters Degree is required to become licensed and certified as a Speech Pathologist or Audiologist.

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Areas of Focus

Students may wish to focus in different areas within and outside of the department through coursework or clinical focus. Students may elect to take courses in special education, psychology, gerontology, or family studies. Many undergraduate students are involved in both applied and theoretical research with faculty.

Research Opportunities

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Undergraduates have the opportunity to complete research with each faculty through independent study and sponsored research funds . Several university and college scholarships encourage students to participate in research. Every year, the Department has both Undergraduate Summer Scholar students and Dean’s Scholar students work with faculty on projects and in their labs.

Current work in Voice, Dysphagia, Auditory Perception, and Neurocognitive Communication are several examples of such opportunities.

Combined BS/MA or MS Program Information

Students who enter Miami University with 10-15 AP credits and/or who are interested in completing summer coursework may be eligible for an accelerated Bachelor's/Master's program in Speech Pathology.  A five-year combined degree program is possible with a higher number of course credits as a 1st and 2nd year undergraduate student and a cumulative and major GPA of a 3.5 GPA (as a minimum).  Generally, a combined (Bachelor's/Master's) degree would be completed in approximately 5 years (the combination of these 2 degrees typically takes 6 years).

To complete this accelerated program, students must meet eligibility criteria and have consistent and frequent advising with their major advisor in the department.  Please select this link Combined Program Description for further description of this program.




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