Graduate Program Mission Statement

Speech Pathology Graduate Program Mission Statement

The Miami University Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology (SPA) is committed to helping students develop superior critical thinking and clinical skills through an integration of academic information with research and clinical experience. These clinical skills will also serve the speech, language, and swallowing, and hearing needs of the individuals in our community.

The Master’s program in Speech Pathology is a program run by devoted, energetic, professionals dedicated to their students, patients, and profession. The program is unique to the University with a combined mission of training students in a highly-technical and skilled profession, conducting research in a rapidly-evolving field, and operating a professional and teaching clinic serving the University and the surrounding community.

Executive Summary of the Strategic Plan

To meet the mission of our Department, following primary broad areas have been targeted in our strategic plan: a) Increase the number of opportunities for interprofessional education and practice within the graduate program; b) Increase faculty and student participation in mental wellness activities; c) Increase the number and size of external grant submissions within the department; and d) Develop strategies to target recruitment, retention, and support of students and faculty from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.