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Communication Disorders Graduate Program Information

What to Expect: A Virtual Interview with Dr. VIcki Hammen, Program Director





The master’s (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology at Indiana State University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.  The program is accredited through May 31, 2025.

Learner Outcomes 

When students have completed the graduate program in Communication Disorders they should be able to:

  1.  Apply theory and anatomical, neurologic, acoustic, and physiologic bases of speech language, and hearing sciences to the diagnosis and remediation of communication disorders.
  2.  Read, interpret, and integrate research findings into educational and clinical applications.
  3. Competently administer, interpret and report the results of evaluative instruments and procedures.
  4. Plan, implement, revise, and terminate treatment programs using available data.
  5. Solve clinical and instructional problems by forming hypotheses and systematically analyzing and interpreting data to make informed decisions. 
  6. Communicate effectively with clients, caregivers, spouses, and professionals to obtain and share information.
  7. Demonstrate a philosophy of continuing education and professional development.
  8. Discuss issues related to professional practice and ethics.

Degree Requirements     

Information about the courses and other degree requirements for the Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology can be found by clicking here.

Pre-requisites or 'Leveling' Courses

If you do not have an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders, speech and hearing sciences, or the equivalent you will need to complete a set of pre-requisite or 'leveling' courses.  These classes need to be completed prior to starting any graduate work.  They can be taken at Indiana State University or elsewhere.  Ideally you will have completed at least half of the courses before applying to the graduate program as your performance in those courses will be an essential component of your application review.  There are a number of online programs that offer prerequisite courses. The document below will provide you with a list of the courses expected for the MS in Speech-Language Pathology program.

Graduate Assistantships 

Students interested in applying for a graduate assistantship should fill out the assistantship application form below and email it as an attachment to