SLP Program Accreditation and Student Outcome Data

Accreditation and Outcome Data

We offer a clinically focused Master of Science degree program, providing basic training for all practice settings (e.g., schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, clinics). We are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Our graduates meet the academic and practicum requirements to apply for (a) the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by ASHA, (b) a license to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and many other states, and (c) certification through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to provide speech-language pathology services in the schools.

We continually strive for excellence in preparing students for careers in speech-language pathology. To do this, we review our Speech-Language Pathology Program’s Long-Term Strategic Plan annually, including our Vision and Mission statements.ASHA CAA accreditation symbol

The Master of Science (MS) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Indiana University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. Our current accreditation period extends through May 31, 2028. 

Our master's degree program is a two-year (five-semester) full-time program. The first three semesters are residential, on-campus with face-to-face classes and campus clinics. The final two semesters are devoted to full-time internships, with one online seminar each semester. Students have the option to live away from campus during the final year. 

Here are the student outcome data for on-time program completion, program completion, praxis examination rates, and employment rates:

Table 1: On-Time Program Completion

 

Reporting Period

# Completed within Expected Timeframe

# Completed Later than Expected Timeframe

Did not complete

% Completed within Expected Timeframe

Recent Year 

(2021-2022)

24

1

0

96%

1 Year Prior (2020-2021)

22

1

0

96%

2 Years Prior

(2019-2020)

21

0

0

100%

3-Year Average

 

 

 

97.3%

 

Table 2: Praxis Examination Pass Rates

 

 

Reporting Period

# Taking the Exam

# Passed Exam

% Passed Exam Rate

Recent Year 

(2021-2022)

25

25

100%

1 Year Prior

(2020-2021)

23

23

100%

2 Years Prior

(2019-2020)

21

21

100%

3-Year Average

 

 

100%

 

Table 3: Employment Rates of Graduates (or pursuing further education) in the profession

 

Reporting Period
# of Graduates from prior year
Employed within
1-year of graduation
% Employed within
1-year of graduation

Recent Year

(2021-2022)

23

 23

 100%

1 Year Prior

(2020-2021)

21

21

100%

2 Years Prior

(2019-2020)

23

23

100%

3-Year Average

 

 

100%