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 54-60 credit hours of graduate coursework.
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. The final spring semester consists 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 slightly different course load, depending on how many remaining prerequisite classes they need to take (see Prerequisites). Most, however, will also graduate at the end of the second spring semester.
All students in the MA 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.
The MA program is accredited by the Council of Academic Accreditation 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, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Nebraska.
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