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 hearing loss, delayed speech and language development, stuttering, hoarseness, and problems with articulation. The comprehensive clinical service program in speech, language and Audiology clients within the university and the southwest Ohio community provides excellent experience in direct patient contact.


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 chose to complete graduate work in related areas such as special education.

Graduate Students

Our graduate program in Speech Pathology (M.S. or M.A.) prepares students for a career as a speech-language pathologist. Our program is nationally accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-language Pathology). Please see our Graduate Studies page for more information about our accreditation.

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. Please see our Speech and Hearing Clinic page for more information.

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.”

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. For more information, see Online Courses.

Miami University Non-Discrimination Statement

Miami University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. Miami shall adhere to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity/affirmative action statutes and regulations.

The university is dedicated to ensuring access and equal opportunity in its educational programs, related activities, and employment. Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or cooperated with an investigation of such claims is prohibited.

Students and employees should bring questions or concerns to the attention of the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity, Hanna House, 529-7157 (V/TTY) and 529-7158 (fax). Students and employees with disabilities may contact the Office of Disability Resources, 19 Campus Avenue Building, 529-1541 (V/TTY) and 529-8595 (fax).