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Indiana University Bloomington

Overview of MA (SLP) Program

The MA program at Indiana University provides a broad exposure to students in all areas of the field. To be awarded the MA degree, students must complete 51-60 credit hours of graduate course work.

Course work will be accompanied by a clinical practicum each semester. Practicum sites include the Indiana University clinics, as well as off-campus sites in and around Bloomington. In addition to clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adult communication disorders, the practicum includes a weekly seminar in which important clinical issues are presented and discussed.

The MA program is designed to be completed in two years for students with undergraduate degrees (BA or BS) in speech and hearing sciences or communication disorders, in a typical sequence of fall, spring, summer, and fall semesters on campus, followed by a spring of off-campus clinical externships. Most students with the appropriate undergraduate backgrounds graduate at the end of the second spring semester. Students who enter the program without undergraduate degrees in the field may have a different program sequence, depending on how many prerequisite classes they need to take. Students with few prerequisites should plan on completing the M.A. program in three years.

The MA program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accrediation through 2017. Once finishing the clinical fellowship year, students are then eligible for the Certificate of Clinical competency and can obtain licensure in all 50 states in the US, including Washington DC. Some of the states in which graduates are working are Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Massachussets, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Nebraska.

Feel free to contact the department to arrange a meeting with a faculty member and a tour of our facilities. To arrange a visit, contact Kim Elkins by phone at (812) 855-4202 or by e-mail at