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Speech Pathology Programs in Indiana - IN

Become a Speech-Language Pathologist in Indiana

Licensed speech language pathologist in the state of Indiana usually need to complete six years of education: four years to earn an undergraduate degree and two years to earn a master’s in speech language pathology.

The state of Indiana does not require that a student enter the master’s program with a specific undergraduate degree. There are eight courses that are a prerequisite for graduate school. If these are not completed in the undergraduate degree, the student may take them during graduate school. However, they will not count toward earning a master's in speech language pathology. Classes included in online or campus-based Indiana speech pathology graduate programs may include:

  • Introduction to Clinical Practice
  • Phonological Disorders
  • Children’s Language Disorders
  • Human Hearing and Communication
  • Rehabilitative Audiology
  • Children’s Language Development
  • Introduction to Phonetics

Students coming into the program with majors that don’t correspond to speech language pathology should plan on spending 3 years, instead of the normal 2 years, to complete their master's degree program.

All students who graduate in Indiana with a Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology must be licensed in order to practice as a speech language pathologist.  Each student also has the opportunity to achieve the Certificate of Clinical Competence.  This certification is not mandatory, but it shows that the student has reached a high level of clinical competence.  These students go beyond the requirements for just state licensure.  They, also, continue in their professional development in order to maintain their certification. 

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