About the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology

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The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Miami University was founded in 1948. The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a wide range of academic opportunities for students interested in the field of communication disorders. Communication disorders include many areas such as hearing loss, delayed speech and language development, stuttering, hoarseness, and problems with articulation. The department offers undergraduate and graduate students opportunities to provide individual speech and hearing services in the Miami University Speech and Hearing clinic, conduct original research, participate in national conferences, and obtain field experience anywhere in the country.


Our undergraduate Speech Pathology and Audiology major (B.S.) prepares students for graduate study in speech-language pathology and audiology. After the completion of our undergraduate program, some students also choose to complete graduate work in related areas such as special education.

Online Courses

The Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology offers a select group of courses online. The majority of these courses are pre-requisites for admission to graduate programs in speech-language pathology. These courses are open to current Miami students and non-matriculating students. More information about our online courses.

Graduate Students

Our graduate program in Speech Pathology (M.S. or M.A.) prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist. Graduate students in our program develop both theoretical and applied scientific skills in the prevention, assessment, and treatment of communication disorders. The master's degree education programs in speech-language pathology at Miami University of Ohio is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland, 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

The school practicum program in Speech Pathology and Audiology is also nationally recognized by NCATE through a review of its professional organization. Please see our Graduate Studies page for more information about our accreditation and our graduate program. Please see the graduate program student outcomes for more information.

Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic is housed within our department, offering full speech and audiological services to the community. Our students benefit from their direct involvement with patients in our clinic.

American Sign Language Courses

We are very excited to offer courses in American Sign Language. Completion of SPA 202 – Intermediate Sign Language II fulfills the College of Arts and Science Foreign Language Requirement. For more information, visit the Miami course list. For the subject, use “Speech Pathology & Audiology” and for the title, search “ASL.”