(69 credits minimum)
Completion of the M.S. in speech-language pathology prepares the student to work in a variety of settings, such as schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, and private practice. The program meets the standards of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence and the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board for state licensure.
Applicants to the Communication Disorders program are considered on a competitive basis. Admission decisions are based on the applicant’s success in undergraduate course work in communication disorders, overall undergraduate GPA (absolute minimum of 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale), a writing sample, academic letters of recommendation that indicate an appropriate potential to succeed in a graduate communication disorders program, any post-graduate coursework grades, and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. While the GRE scores are used in conjunction with other admission material, scores near or above 150 on the verbal, 141 on the quantitative, and 3.5 on the analytical writing sections typically receive a more favorable review.
Additional Admission Standards
All students will have completed a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders or equivalent prior to starting the graduate program. If academic and/or clinical deficiencies exist in a student’s undergraduate program, the student will be required to complete specified prerequisite courses prior to admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.
Admission is competitive and it should not be assumed that meeting minimal standards guarantees admission to the program.
Progress Toward the Degree
Any student seeking to complete the master’s degree program in speech-language pathology must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above in all graduate work.