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Speech Pathology and Audiology

The Speech Pathology & Audiology Program prepares students to diagnose, treat, and research communication disorders, and provide community service to individuals with communication disorders.

OVERVIEW

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 Speech Pathology & Audiology Program's strategic plan can be found here.

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The master's and doctoral 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 of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 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. 

GRADUATE PROGRAM visitation opportunities 


Undergraduate
Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree. 

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.

Ph.D.
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.

Au.D. Program
Kent State University and the University of Akron in affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic offer a joint Au.D. degree program. Applications can be submitted to Kent State University, the University of Akron, or both.

Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program
A certificate program in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Post Baccalaureate Program- Undergraduate Degrees not in SPA
Students wishing to enter the master's 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.

Equitable Treatment
Students, faculty, staff, and persons served in the program's clinic are treated in a nondiscriminatory manner; that is, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, participation restriction, age, sexual orientation, or status as a parent. The institution and program comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders pertaining thereto. 

 
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Contact Information

A126 Center for Performing Arts
1325 Theatre Drive
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
   

  • Hayley Arnold, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
    Associate Professor
    Program Coordinator
    330-672-2672
    harnold5@kent.edu

    Sue Grogan-Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, CHSE
    Associate Professor
    Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Coordinator
    330-672-2672
    sgrogan1@kent.edu

  • Myrna Forbes, Au.D., CCC-A
    Audiology Graduate and Clinical Coordinator
    330-672-2672
    mforbes4@kent.edu

    Sloane Burgess, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Undergraduate Coordinator
    330-672-2672
    sburges8@kent.edu