Speech-Language Pathology (B.A., B.S.)


The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in speech-language pathology.

Speech-language pathology is a pre-professional program that provides the academic preparation and clinical experience needed to pursue a master's in speech-language pathology as well as employment as a paraprofessional. A master's degree in speech-language pathology is necessary to work as a speech-language pathologist in schools, hospitals, and other service provision settings.

Students complete one of two options for the undergraduate major:

  • Option I (clinical) includes an additional clinical experience and school practicum
  • Option II (academic) replaces the advanced clinic and school practicum with nine credits of professionally related academic coursework

The Bayh College of Education offers many features that make our programs among the best in the nation.

  • Students benefit from small classes taught by dedicated faculty. All engage in clinical supervisions and research and hold the Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
  • The program emphasizes clinical experiences, available at the University's Rowe Center for Communicative Disorders and off campus at selected schools.
  • Students progress through the program in cohort groups that encourage shared learning experiences and lead to lasting friendships.
  • The University's Rowe Center for Communication Disorders offers frequent opportunities to observe and practice classroom theories in a clinical setting. The center includes therapy rooms with two-way mirrors, sound monitoring systems and playback, and a speech-science laboratory. A new multi-million dollar Bayh College of Education facility features high-tech classrooms, a 475-seat auditorium, and comprehensive clinic.
  • A number of activities and organizations enable students to interact with other students and professionals in the field. These include the Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ISHA), the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA), the ISU chapter of NSSLHA, and Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad opportunities, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries. 

Required Courses


Our graduates possess the academic preparation and clinical experience needed for admission to master's programs in speech-language pathology. A master's in speech-language pathology is required for most careers in the field of communication disorders.

There is a critical need for speech-language pathologists in a variety of settings—and the demand is growing. Positions are available in schools, hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, extended care facilities, industry, government, private practice, colleges, and universities.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.

In addition, the Bayh College of Education offers a variety of scholarships and awards.

Further Information

Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Clinical and Educational Sciences
Indiana State University


The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.



Prospective students should contact the Office of Admissions for further information and assistance.

Currently enrolled students should contact the following:

Department of Applied Clinical and Educational Sciences
Indiana State University