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What will I learn?

The Ph.D. degree in Speech Language Pathology provides the student with a strong theoretical background and research competencies in communication processes and/or disorders and is ideal for those interested in academic and research careers in communications sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Develop, implement and evaluate a line of individual and collaborative research.
  • Teach within a clinical and/or didactic context.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Health and Human Services

Study options

Full Time (75 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$19,088.00 per year
Start date

17 January 2023


Kent State University

800 E. Summit Street,



44242, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Student must have a master's degree from an accredited college or university. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale.

For international students

Student must have a Master's degree from an accredited institution. Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000 point scale (minimum 3.500 GPA is recommended). Applicants must obtain a minimum score of TOEFL Paper Based Test is 587 (94 on the Internet based version), the minimum score of MELAB is 82 or IELTS minimum score of 7.0 and the minimum score of PTE academic is 65.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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