Program Overview

To Start, You Need

  • A degree from an accredited undergraduate institution. The most competitive candidates will have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
  • An undergraduate communication sciences and disorders degree or completion of select prerequisite courses (or equivalents).

Finishing Will Take

  • Six semesters over two years 
  • 400 hours of a supervised clinical practicum
  • Completing a thesis or passing comprehensive written and oral examinations

You Can Begin Your Degree In

Fall 2023

You Will Take Classes

On campus and full time

Where This Degree Can Take You

  • Into any business or field that needs qualified speech language pathologists, such as education and healthcare settings and organizations  
  • Into a speech language pathology doctoral program

What You Will Learn:

  • To function in the many and varied clinical situations
  • The knowledge and skills needed to serve a diverse client base
  • The knowledge, skills, and reflective practices necessary for entry-level speech language pathologists

Additional Opportunities: Dual Degree

The Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Language Pathology and the Master of Autism Studies dual degree program will provide you with an opportunity to become eligible as a licensed and certified speech language pathologist while gaining expertise in autism and enjoying a savings of cost and time compared to completing each degree separately. New cohorts start each summer and the program can be completed in three years.


Student Outcome Data


Student Completion

Graduation Year Number Completing Program Within Expected Time Frame Percent Completing Program Within Expected Time Frame

Graduation Year

Number completing program within expected timeframe

Percentage completing program within expected timeframe
2022 30 out of 30 100%
2021 27 out of 28 96.43%
2020 30 out of 30 100%


Three year average: 98.88%


Praxis Exam Pass Rate

Individuals who received training relevant to the Praxis at Saint Mary's College, report scores to code 0970-St. Mary’s College IN-SLP as both an attending institution and a report recipient.

Graduation Year Students taking the exam Students who passed the exam Pass rate
2022 22 20 90.9%
2021 28 26 92.89%
2020 30 29 96.7%


Three year average pass rate: 93.75%

Additional Resources: 

Department Strategic Plan 2020-2030

External Placement Handbook

SLP Graduate Handbook 2022-2023


Clinic Handbook 2023-2024

External Practicum Handbook 2023-2024

SLP Graduate Handbook 2023-2024