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Indiana University Bloomington

Applying for the bilingual track program (STEPS)

For admission requirements please see M.A. in Speech Language Pathology for more information. Please note that an undergraduate degree in SLP is not necessary.

It is important that you indicate in your application essay your interest in our bilingual training track. In addition, please e-mail STEPS director, Dr. Raquel Anderson, and let her know that you have applied to the program. Once your application is completed, STEPS personnel will contact you to arrange a phone interview to assess your oral language proficiency in Spanish (or English, for those non-native English speakers). It is expected that students will be contacted in January to February.

Pre-requisites for admission to STEPS include:

  1. minimum GPA of 3.0
  2. fluency in Spanish (minimum of low-advanced fluency in listening and speaking)
  3. the desire to work as a bilingual SLP with children and adolescents ages 3-21

Funding opportunities

The STEPS program is currently funded by the U.S. Department of Education, OSERS H325K160104. Funding is available to support for one year of the two-year graduate program a total of seven students who have the necessary qualifications to participate fully in the program. This scholarship includes fee remission for up to 30 credits and a stipend. Such funding requires that students agree to comply to the service obligation as outline by the Department of Education/OSERS. Detailed information on what the service obligation entails can be obtained by visiting their website at Other students not funded will compete with other MA applicants for departmental funding. Please contact Dr. Raquel Anderson for additional information concerning other potential funding outside of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.

For more information on the program, please contact Dr. Raquel Anderson or Jennifer Whitley.