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Lauren Yates

PROFESSORS WHO CARE ABOUT YOUR SUCCESS — “The professors in the speech-language pathology program are so passionate about the field and truly care about their students. I loved that all of the professors made it a priority to get to know the students on a personal level and were willing to help us in any way possible. I felt that my education and success truly mattered to them,” said Lauren Yates, MS Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2015.

Prepare to Help All Individuals Across the Lifespan with Their Speech, Language, Voice, and Swallowing

The clinically-oriented MS in Speech-Language Pathology at IUP provides basic training for all practice settings. We like to say our graduates are trained to work across the lifespan—working with neonatal patients, school-age children and adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and seniors. You will learn the best practices to help them with their communication skills, the quality of their voice, their swallowing skills, their articulation, and more.

MS in Speech-Language Pathology

In the MS in Speech-Language Pathology program at IUP, you will meet the requirements for:

  • The Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • Licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as other states
  • Pennsylvania Department of Education certification to provide speech-language pathology services in schools

Why Choose IUP’s MS in Speech-Language Pathology

  • We are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. View information on our accreditation.
  • Our course sequence facilitates the transition from classroom to clinic. View our sequence of coursework and clinical experiences included in our 2-year program.
  • Our program has a 100% completion rate, 100% pass rate on the ASHA CCC-SLP Exam, and 100% employment rate. View data from the last three years.
  • You will be part of a small, selective cohort of 22 students.
  • You will be supervised in our on-site Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic by the same faculty who teach your courses.
  • Typically, more than half of our students receive graduate assistantships for 10 to 20 hours per week. Those assistantships come with partial or full tuition remission and a stipend.
  • You have the option to leave campus and may be able to live at home while completing full-time internships.
  • You will have a large network of school, hospital, rehabilitation, and community agency placements to choose from for internships.
  • A master’s thesis is optional, depending on your career goals.

Applying to the MS in Speech-Language Pathology Program

  • Find out what you need to know about applying to our program.
  • Indicate your interest in being considered for a graduate assistantship during the online application process.
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