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Earn a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at The University of Toledo in just five semesters. You will automatically qualify to apply for the national certification and state licenses. 

UToledo offers broad foundational course work and specialized, evidence-based training in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders.  

Clinical practicum is an integral part of the curriculum. Speech-Language Pathology graduate students have more than 550 hours of clinical practicum related to treatment approaches and techniques they learn in the classroom.  

UToledo Speech-Language Pathology master's students are prepared to: 

  • Meet the academic and clinical requirements for the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence 
  • Sit for the Praxis exam in speech-language pathology 
  • Obtain employment as clinical fellows 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills required of competent, entry-level speech-language pathologists 

Learn more about the Speech-Language Pathology program. 

Top Reasons to Study speech-language pathology at UToledo

  1. Solid preparation for certification and licensure.

    UToledo provides graduate students with the necessary courses and clinical experiences to apply for

    • The Certification of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association — the only professional credential for speech-language pathologists recognized in every state. Most clinics, hospitals and other service facilities require employees to have the CCC. During the past four years, 100% of master's students have passed the Praxis exam, a requirement for earning a CCC. 
    • The Ohio state license  — required to practice in Ohio
  2. Earn a graduate certificate in teaming in early childhood while earning your master’s degree.
    Our graduate Speech-Language Pathology program collaborates with related academic departments and programs in the College of Health and Human Services to offer this unique opportunity. 
  3. Flexibility.
    UToledo's Speech-Language Pathology program has options for part-time enrollment, online continuing-education courses and intensive, specialty clinical training in the summer. Our graduate students are prepared to work as school Speech-Language Pathologists. 
  4. On-campus clinics.
    Graduate students get hands-on training and provide speech therapy services to local children in UToledo's Speech-Language Hearing Clinic. Students are supervised by certified, licensed clinicians.
  5. Quality teaching.
    All Speech-Language Pathology graduate faculty are ASHA-certified and involved with clinical and research activities.  
  6. National accreditation.
    The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in Speech-Language Pathology (residential) at The University of Toledo is accredited (March 1, 2022-February 28, 2030) by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700, and provides the educational and clinical experiences required for certification and/or licensure as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

UToledo's Speech-Language Pathology faculty present nationally and internationally. All faculty are active in clinical and research endeavors. Faculty expertise span the areas of:  

  • Audiology 
  • Applied phonetics 
  • Hearing impairment 
  • Language disorders 
  • Medical speech pathology 


What jobs can I get with a speech-language pathology degree?

100% of graduates from UToledo’s graduate program in Speech-Language Pathology have accepted jobs within six months of graduation. The average, annual starting salary for an entry-level Speech-Language Pathologist is $58,000. 

A master’s degree plus certification is necessary to practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Teaching and research positions often require a doctoral degree. UToledo’s graduate program advisors can help you learn more about the course work and training you’ll need for a career in speech-language pathology. 

Most students who complete our graduate program are employed at facilities in the ProMedica and Mercy health systems in northwest Ohio. Others work for area school systems.  

Typical Employers of Speech-Language Pathologists 

  • Health-care systems 
  • Hospitals and clinics 
  • Skilled nursing facilities  
  • Long-term care facilities 
  • Nonprofit organizations 
  • Private practices 
  • Schools 

Internship Opportunities For Speech-Language Pathology Master's Degree

Clinical practicum is a vital aspect of graduate student development and training. These experiences provide opportunities for you to apply learned skills and techniques in real-life situations. 

Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree students complete two full-time, clinical experiences. Most students get more than 550 hours of hands-on training with patients of all ages and with an array of disorders. 

An intern coordinator helps students find a variety of specialized, clinical placements with local and regional clinics and research laboratories. 






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Last Updated: 11/16/23