2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    Feb 21, 2024  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Archived]

Speech-Language Pathology M.S.

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(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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements:

Directed Electives (6 credits):

Six credits of professionally related electives as approved by the advisor.

Culminating Experience:

All students are required to pass a final comprehensive examination.


Students seeking the master of arts must complete Communication Disorders 699—6 credits.


Courses in the 500 series are open to undergraduates as *400 series. Graduate students are required to do additional work of a research nature. A course taken at the 400 level may not be repeated at the 500 level.

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