Applying to the MS in Speech-Language Pathology


All prerequisites must be completed by enrollment date.

  • Twenty-five guided observation hours in the field signed by a certified speech-language pathologist.
  • Federal and state clearances (e.g., FBI fingerprinting, state police, child abuse, TB test).
  • Undergraduate transcripts and course syllabi that represent the following content:
    • Biology
    • Physics or chemistry
    • Statistics
    • Social and behavioral sciences (e.g., pPsychology, sociology, anthropology)
    • Speech and hearing science
    • Anatomy and physiology for speech and hearing
    • Language development
    • Phonetics
    • Audiology +/or aural rehabilitation

If you have not taken a significant number of the above undergraduate courses, you can apply for admission to complete those courses here at IUP.  You would be a visiting/non-degree student. Learn more by calling 724-357-2573 or email

If you would like assistance in deciding whether or not you need pre-requisite coursework, please contact Dr. Lisa Price,

Application Materials

Applications are due by February 15th and include the following: 

  • official transcripts that verify the prerequisite coursework listed above,
  • GRE scores (no minimum required),
  • 2 academic letters of recommendation,
  • a goal statement,
  • an interview (see below),
  • and a nonrefundable application fee.

Go to the IUP Graduate Admissions page for the link to application materials.


Interviews are conducted during in-person or virtual open house sessions.  Follow the link to sign up:  

SLP Graduate School Open House

  • If you cannot attend, you may submit a short video instead. The video should be no more than 60 seconds describing 1) why you want to be an SLP, 2) your specific interest area, and 3) why you are considering IUP.
  • Follow these directions to create and share a 60-second video interview:
    • Record your video interview and upload it to YouTube or Vimeo account,
    • Mark the video as “private.”
    • Copy a sharable link for the video.
    • Insert the link into an email message addressed to Dr. Lori Lombard ( with “Video Interview” in the subject line.

Please be sure that all application materials are submitted prior to February 15 for matriculation at the beginning of the following fall semester.

Applicants who are non-native English speakers must submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test scores taken within the past year. To demonstrate proficiency, applicants must submit a minimum score of 100 on the internet-based (iBT), or 7.0 on the IELTS. International students with an undergraduate degree from an American university do not have to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores. Similarly, students from countries where English is a dominant language are not required to submit scores. Observation hours and clinical practicum completed in another country will be accepted only if they have been supervised by a speech-language pathologist who holds the appropriate certification from American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA). 

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