The graduate program in Speech Pathology and Audiology provides academic study and extensive hands on experience. Students may pursue either a M.S. (non thesis option) or M.A. degree thesis option).
Students enroll in core curriculum and participate in the Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic. Through this experience, students learn to apply scientific concepts to clinical problems.
Students partake in four, eight-week rotations allowing many opportunities to obtain a variety of practicum experiences.
- The Knolls of Oxford
- Adult Day Services
Summer consists of additional coursework. Students also enroll in an externship at a location of their choice anywhere in the country. The site typically focuses on the adult population.
With guidance from the faculty, each student continues with courses, clinic and/or an additional externship placement in the fall. Most students have a placement in the schools during the spring semester to meet the requirements necessary to work in a school system.
The program at Miami University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation, an agency of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
Discipline specific courses offer necessary clinical and research skills. Electives and specialty study can be taken within or outside of the department through independent research, clinic study or coursework. Some students elect to take courses in Special Education, Psychology, Gerontology, Small Business Development, or Family Studies.
Graduates from our program are employed in clinical, teaching or research careers in universities, public schools, private practice, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers or state/federal government agencies.