The Department of Communication Disorders, Special Education, and Disability Services houses a unique blend of interrelated programs of study: Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Disability Services, and multiple special education programs.

Undergraduate students may also pursue minors in special education and deaf studies. Students may also pursue a certificate in behavior analysis.

The department offers two master's programs: the Master of Education Degree in Special Education and the Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania is committed to providing leadership in taking affirmative action to assure equal education and employment rights for all persons.

IUP Policies


Speech-Language Pathology May 30 Public Meeting

A public meeting for IUP's speech-language pathology master's degree program will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. in 255 Stouffer Hall.

IUP Best Buddies Bingo

IUP Best Buddies raised nearly $3,000 to assist individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the local community.

Speech and Hearing Screenings for Education Majors

The IUP Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic will offer face-to-face speech and hearing screenings to meet the requirements of the three-step process to obtain teacher certification at IUP.

Speech-Language Pathology Program Maintains Accreditation

The IUP Speech-Language Pathology master’s degree program has been awarded continued accreditation through 2028 by the Council on Academic Accreditation  in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Virtual Speech-Language Screenings for Education Majors, March 19

The IUP Speech, Language, and Hearing Clinic will offer virtual speech-language screenings via Zoom on Friday, March 19. Education majors working on the Three-Step Process to obtain teacher certification at IUP can sign up to fulfill the speech-language screening requirement.