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MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders TTI Distance Learning Program


About the Program

The Testing and Training International (TTI) program is a full-time distance learning program for students living in New York, New Jersey or Jerusalem, Israel. The program leads to a master’s degree in speech-language pathology.  Qualified applicants must have either an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences Disorders or the required undergraduate leveling courses.

Students must be a part of the TTI program in order to be admitted to the University of Cincinnati graduate program.

Students applying to the TTI Distance Learning Program must submit preliminary application materials to TTI. The first step is to contact TTI through Malki Lesser at  All information about the application process will be provided by TTI. 

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 those skills which would 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, Craniofacial Anomalies, Stuttering, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, management of children with hearing impairment and research.

In order to provide the master's level student with adequate advanced didactic and practicum experience with persons manifesting communication disorders, a minimum of ​5 semesters of study is necessary, If you do not possess a well-rounded undergraduate major in Speech and Hearing, or those who come from other fields, must complete undergraduate requirements prior to beginning the graduate program.

In addition, you must complete a research project which is completed in the research course.

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 programs in speech-language-pathology at the University of Cincinnati are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA)This link opens in a new window., 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) (PDF)


Practicum Handbooks

SLP Practicum Handbook 2017-2018 (PDF)

SLP Practicum Handbook 2016-2017 (PDF)

 Supervisor Manual 

Supervisor Manual 2018 (PDF)


Speech Pathology

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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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