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MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders ACinD Distance Learning Program


About the Program

The University of Akron and the University of Cincinnati have partnered to offer a collaborative distance learning graduate program that leads to a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. The Distance Learning Program begins in January each year.  Students are directly admitted to either the University of Akron or the University of Cincinnati.

This part-time graduate program offers on-line academic coursework delivered by 3 Ohio universities (The University of Akron, Ohio State University, and the University of Cincinnati). Courses run for 8 consecutive semesters beginning January of each year. ​You will participate in clinical practicum where you will be required to accumulate a minimum of 400 clock hours supervised by a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist in a variety of clinical sites including school and health care settings. It is imperative that you have the flexibility during the week days in order to complete clinical practicum requirements. The number of hours per week spent in practicum increases as you move through the program

At this time, admission to the University of Cincinnati for this program REQUIRES that you live within a 2-3 hour radius of the University of Cincinnati as we are not able to support clinical supervision from greater distances.

Applications qualified for admission will have either an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences Disorders, have completed the required undergraduate prerequisites, or will be in the process of completing, the required undergraduate leveling courses.  For more information on admissions, please see the Admission Requirement section.

General Information about a Master’s Program in CSD at UC

The program involves the in-depth study of the various disorders of communication coupled with practicum experience in the areas of study. Speech-language pathology students at the Master of Arts level are expected to acquire skills that enable them to identify and manage a full range of speech/language and hearing disorders.

You are required to complete course work in the areas of language and literacy, phonology, aphasia, motor speech, dysphagia, cognition, voice, fluency, augmentative and alternative communication, management of children with hearing impairment and research.

The program has a very limited number of clinical stipends and scholarships that can be awarded to students based on quality of academic record and performance in the program.  Additional paid opportunities are available during the second year.

Upon completion of the program, when you graduate you are eligible for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language pathology (CCC-SLP), licensing in the State of Ohio in speech-language pathology and State of Ohio School licensure.

Check out our student achievement data, which features past student's graduation rates, exam pass rates and employment data. 

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Master's Degree (MA) education program in speech-language-pathology at the University of Cincinnati is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or  301-296-5700.


Career Opportunities

A master's degree is necessary for professional certification and licensure as a speech-language pathologist. 

When you graduate you will find careers working with children and adults in hospitals, rehabilitation and long term care facilities, speech and hearing clinics, schools, public schools and other educational programs, the armed services, private practice and governmental health agencies.

There is currently a high demand for Speech-Language Pathologists in all settings. 

MA Handbooks

2018-2019 Master of Arts in CSD, Speech-Language Pathology Majors Handbook (MA) (PDF)

2017-2018 Master of Arts in CSD, Speech-Language Pathology Majors Handbook (MA)  (PDF)

2016-2017 Master of Arts in CSD, Speech-Language Pathology Majors Handbook (MA)

Practicum Handbooks

SLP Practicum Handbook 2018-2019 (PDF)

SLP Practicum Handbook 2017-2018 (PDF)

SLP Practicum Handbook 2016-2017 (PDF)

Clinic Procedures Handbook

Oncampus Clinic Procedures for SLP and Audiology Students 2015-2016 (PDF)

Supervisor Manual 

Supervisor Manual 2018 (PDF)

Speech Pathology

Contact Us

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
3202 Eden Avenue
P.O. Box 670379
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0379
Phone: 513-558-8502
Fax:  513-558-8500

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