Student Experience

What is it like to be in UC's Speech-Language Pathology program? Learn more about the student experience. 

Student Perspective

Hi, I'm Savannah Shanley!  

Savannah Shanley, Masters of Occupational Therapy student stands in front of poster presentation

Savannah Shanley, Masters of Occupational Therapy student

I am a first-year in the Speech-Language pathology master’s program. I came to the University of Cincinnati as an undergrad majoring in Biological Sciences with the plan of one day going to medical school. After that first year, I realized I didn’t feel like that path was for me after all. After some research and talking to my family, I found the Speech Language Hearing Sciences program. Dr. Sotto was a great resource for getting started in the program. From there, I have had wonderful experiences with the support and opportunities this program and faculty provide to their students.

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Hi, I'm Maria Zarick!  

Maria Zarick, 3rd year SLP online student

Maria Zarick, 3rd year SLP online student

I am in my 3rd year of the SLP-Online program and will graduate this August. I chose UC because I have friends who went through the SLP program, either as undergrads or grads, and spoke highly of it. I also wanted a program that was close to home and/or online so that I could continue working for as long as possible while studying to earn my master's degree.

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Getting Involved  

Make the most out of your college journey by getting involved on campus! There's no better way to enrich your experience and create lasting memories than by actively participating in student organizations, clubs, and events. Involvement on campus offers a myriad of benefits that go beyond the classroom such as personal development, community building, networking opportunities, and educational enrichment. 

Speech Language Pathology Graduate Group 

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty for marketing promos for CAHS Thursday March 30, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Speech-Language Students use an ultrasound

The purpose of the Speech-Language Pathology graduate group is to facilitate professional interest among graduate students in the study of communication sciences and disorders and to provide continuity to the distribution of professional information throughout the Masters's and Ph.D. programs.  

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Program Outcomes 

Outcome Rate

We are proud to claim a 100% employment rate. This exceptional achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students and the support of our dedicated faculty and staff. We are committed to maintaining this exceptional standard, continually striving to provide the best education and career opportunities for our students   

Top Employers

Through our valuable partnerships and close proximity to renowned hospitals and medical centers, graduates of the Speech-Language Pathology program at the University of Cincinnati have secure employment in:    
  1. Warren Co Board of Education
  2. Cincinnati Board of Education 
  3. Encore Rehabilitation Services 
  4. Bon Secours Mercy Health 
  5. Hamilton County Educational Service Center 
  6. Springfield City Board of Education

Average Starting Salary

The average annual starting salary for students who have studied Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Cincinnati is $100,463. 

Student Resources 

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty for marketing promos for CAHS Thursday March 30, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Allied Health Students: Kaleb Gerken, Dani Ameh, and Anastasia Russell (left to right)

Every student's educational journey is unique. Together with the University of Cincinnati's centralized programs and resources, The College of Allied Health Sciences provides a wide range of solution-based services, intended to remove obstacles and clear the pathway to success.

In the News


Life-changing impact

May 31, 2024

Third-year speech language hearing sciences student Mary Wilkens is helping prove the positive effects that gender-affirming voice therapy has on transgender individuals’ lives.

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