Speech-Language Pathology

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    MS in Speech-Language Pathology

    You will be well-prepared to continue your career with a master's in Speech-Language Pathology from IUP. By completing this program, you will:

    • Meet the academic and practicum requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence awarded by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

    • Meet the licensure requirements in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and other states.

    • Meet the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education for certification to provide speech-language pathology services in schools.

    • Spend your first full year (fall, spring, and summer) taking classes and beginning your clinical experiences in our 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 for this program, depending on your career goals.