Speech-Language Pathology M.A.

M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

We offer an accredited M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), designed to prepare students to practice as speech-language pathologists upon completion of the program. We also offer a Bilingual Track (Spanish-English) in Speech-Language Pathology.

The SLP M.A. program provides you with broad exposure in all areas of the field of speech-language pathology. Our graduates currently work in these and other states: Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Texas, and Nebraska. 

Program sequence and Curriculum

See the full 2-year course progression

Our M.A. program is designed to be completed in two years for students with undergraduate degrees (B.A. or B.S.) in speech and hearing sciences or communication disorders, in a typical sequence of fall, spring, summer, and fall semesters on campus. The final spring semester consists of off-campus clinical externships. Most students with this undergraduate background graduate at the end of the second spring semester.

Students who enter the program without undergraduate degrees in the field may have a slightly different course load, depending on how many remaining prerequisite classes they need to take. Most, however, will also graduate at the end of the second spring semester.

Clinical practicum

All students in the M.A. program are required to enroll in four semesters of clinical practicum. Practicum sites include the Indiana University clinics, as well as off-campus sites in and around Bloomington, including Indianapolis. In addition to clinical experience in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adult communication disorders, the practicum includes a weekly seminar in which important clinical issues are presented and discussed.

Certificate of Clinical Competency

Upon completion of the clinical fellowship year, you are eligible for the Certificate of Clinical Competency and can obtain licensure in all 50 states in the U.S., including Washington D.C.


The Master of Arts (M.A.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Indiana University - Bloomington is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Learn more about the MA program in our Student Portal


An introductory video for prospective students

Arrange a site visit

If you would like to arrange a visit to meet with one of our faculty members and tour our facilities, please contact Kimberly Elkins at 812-855-4202 or kelkins@indiana.edu.

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