Mission and Goals

Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology 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 specific goals of the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology are to:

  • offer undergraduate courses in speech pathology and audiology to prepare students to engage successfully in graduate or professional study in speech and hearing or other fields,
  • offer graduate courses to produce speech-language pathologists who have the academic foundation and advanced clinical skills needed for the delivery of services in the field;
  • enhance opportunities for research and scholarship for faculty members and students and;
  • effectively serve members of the community and surrounding areas through a culture of  collaboration and respect for others.