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MA in Communication Sciences and Disorders

ACinD Collaborative Distance Learning Program

The University of Akron and the University of Cincinnati have partnered to offer a collaborative distance learning graduate program that leads to a master’s degree in speech-language pathology. The Distance Learning Program begins in January each year. This program is currently available for students who live within a 2-3 hour radius of either Akron or Cincinnati as we are not able to support clinical practicum from greater distances.

This part-time graduate program offers on-line academic coursework delivered by 3 Ohio universities. Courses run for 8 consecutive semesters beginning January of each year. ​You will participate in clinical practicum where you will be required to accumulate a minimum of 400 clock hours supervised by a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist in a variety of clinical sites including school and health care settings. It is imperative that you have the flexibility during the week days in order to complete clinical practicum requirements. The number of hours per week spent in practicum increases as you move through the program.

You will be enrolled for the master’s degree at either the University of Akron or the University of Cincinnati. Qualified applicants will have either an undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences Disorders or have completed, or are in the process of completing, the required undergraduate leveling courses.

You must first complete a preliminary application for this program (due March 1) prior to completing and submitting the graduate program application through the graduate school.  Once you complete the preliminary application, ​you will receive a detailed email about applying for ACinD with the graduate school.  If you do not complete and submit a preliminary application prior to the graduate application will not be considered for review for this program.

 For questions or inquiries contact Dr. Erin Redle at

  • Curriculum
  • Preliminary Application Procedures (Word)

    Dates for University of Cincinnati ACinD Program

    Preliminary Application Period Opens

    December 1, 2016

    Preliminary Application Due

    March 1, 2017

    Preliminary Applications Notification

    April 15, 2017

    Full Application Due*

    June 1, 2017

    Acceptance Notification

    July 1, 2017


    October, 2017

    Program of Study Begins

    January, 2018

     *Do not submit a full application until you have received a decision on your preliminary application. The decision letter (email) for the preliminary application will contain directions to submit the full application. It is NOT via CSDCAS.


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