(57 credits minimum)
Completion of the M.S. or M.A. in speech-language pathology (school service personnel) prepares the student to work in both educational and non-educational settings, such as schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, ENT clinics, and private practice. The student who completes this degree will be eligible for the Indiana Standard License as a speech-language-hearing clinician. Five years of experience as a speech-language-hearing clinician in the schools subsequent to the issuance of the Standard License will qualify the student for the Professional License as a speech language-hearing clinician. The program meets the standards for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Certificate of Clinical Competence and the Indiana Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board’s License.
Each applicant must satisfy the general criteria for admission to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and two of the following requirements:
- Have an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale.
- Attain a minimum score of 450 on each section of the General Tests of the Graduate Record Examinations. (See GRE or GMAT section of this Catalog concerning admission.)
- Have a grade point average of 3.25 on at least nine credits of graduate work.
Additional Admission Standards
Bachelor’s degree in communication disorders or the equivalent. 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.
It should not be assumed that meeting minimal standards guarantees admission to the programs.
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 3.25 or above in all graduate work.