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Lauren Yates

PROFESSORS VALUE STUDENTS — Lauren Yates, MS Speech-Language Pathology, Class of 2015. “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.”

Prepare to Help All Individuals – from Twinkle to Wrinkle – 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 from twinkle to wrinkle—working with neo-natal 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.

When you are admitted, you will be part of a cohort of full-time students. Most importantly, once you earn your degree, you will be able to hit the ground running, which is important because our track record shows that you will get a job. Since 1992, we have a 100 percent job placement rate.

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

Get Ready with Classes, Clinical Experience, and a Practicum

  • Spend your first full year (Fall, Spring, and Summer) taking classes and beginning your clinical experiences in the on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic. 
  • Spend your second year (Fall and Spring semesters) at off-campus practicum sites, returning to campus weekly or monthly to complete your final seminars. 
  • For your practicum, you will have a large network of school, hospital, rehabilitation, and community agency placements to choose from.
  • A master’s thesis is optional, depending on your career goals.
  • Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services Department
  • Davis Hall, Room 203
    570 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1087
  • Phone: 724-357-2450
  • Fax: 724-357-7716
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.