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MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders Campus Program

About the Program

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 two years of study is necessary, including two summer terms. 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 may take the form of a thesis, publishable paper, or additional research course.

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 in CSD Program Handbook (PDF)

MA in CSD Practicum Handbool (PDF)

Supervisor Handbook (PDF)

Clinic Procedures Handbook

Oncampus Clinic Procedures for SLP and Audiology Students (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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