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Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology

Regarding GRE's: The Idaho State University Speech-Language Pathology Program values diversity and resilience in our graduate students and future professionals. It was important that we eliminate any policies or procedures that could reduce access to our program or limit our review of deserving students from diverse backgrounds. Therefore, we have made the decision to no longer use or consider GRE scores in our admissions process.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree at Idaho State University is the only ASHA-accredited Speech-Language Pathology program in Idaho. Dedicated to enriching the lives of those with communication needs, the program has a strong evidence-based practice clinical focus that provides graduating students with the tools to work in educational, medical, or other clinical settings with children and/or adults with communicative needs. We offer a 24-month full-time campus program, offered on either the Pocatello or Meridian campus, or a 36-month Online program. A student needs to have completed a Bachelor Degree (B.S./B.A.) in Communication Sciences and Disorders, or equivalent, before beginning the graduate program. You may apply while in process of taking coursework. The deadline for the fall 2025 cohort is February 1, 2025. If you're admitted into the Master's Program, your Communication Sciences & Disorders coursework should not be older than 10 years from the start date of your program of study. We take pride in high standards for both faculty and students; strong clinical education makes our program one of the best!

Pre-Professional Certificate Course Descriptions 2024
FAQ Master of Science in SLP
Visit the ISU 2024/2025 graduate catalog for specific Master of Science in SLP degree requirements
Prior to applying to our online program, please check to see if your state is served.
Campus Program
Our campus program is a 2-year program that includes both academic coursework and clinical work on and off campus. Our campus-based students begin clinical practicum in their first semester of graduate education along with didactic courses. Each student is able to pursue a wide range of clinical assignments, with community practica in the summer and second year of study, culminating in an 8-week full-time externship in the final summer semester. Students work with clients of all ages, as well as across multiple disorder areas. Students successfully completing the master's degree will be prepared to take the Praxis examination and enter the workforce to help those with communication needs.
Master of Science in SLP Course Sequence Campus Program
*Contact us at csdmeridian@isu.edu regarding the Meridian campus program.
*Contact Lexie Baker at csd@isu.edu regarding the Pocatello campus program or specific Admissions and Application questions.
Online Program   *SLP Online Program and Clinical Summary

Our online SLP graduate program offers a valuable and innovative approach to higher education. By allowing students to complete their academic coursework remotely and their clinical courses in their communities, it caters to the needs of individuals residing in rural areas or those with work and personal/family responsibilities that might otherwise hinder them from pursuing a traditional graduate program. This approach provides greater accessibility and flexibility for a broader range of students, making education more inclusive and accommodating to various circumstances.

While our online program may be completed over three years, it is essential to note that it is not a part-time program. The academic coursework and clinical experiences require significant time commitment and dedication. As a result, it is recommended that students do not engage in full-time employment while enrolled in the program.

We recognize the diverse personal and financial responsibilities that students may have. Encouraging open communication with program advisors is a proactive and student-centered approach. This allows students to explore potential options and resources that can help them manage their commitments while still prioritizing their education. By providing this support and flexibility, our program creates a more conducive and supportive learning environment for its students.
Master of Science in SLP Course Sequence Online Program
*Contact Donna Parker at olcsd@isu.edu regarding the online program.

International students who are currently residing in the United States are not eligible for the Online graduate program, but are welcome to apply to the Pocatello or Meridian Campus.

Licensure Disclosure and National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Idaho State University is required to disclose information regarding professional licensure or certification related to our programs, in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (Standard 2.G.3). In addition, Idaho State University participates in a voluntary state authorization reciprocity agreement, commonly known as SARA. What is SARA? "SARA's policies help protect students and provide benefits to both states and institutions carrying out distance education in multiple states. As of April 2020, 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are members of SARA. Over 2,100 colleges and universities participate in SARA." Please click HERE for more information regarding licensure and the SARA agreement.

Important Note: If you are offered a seat in our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program, a $200 deposit will be required to hold that seat. The deposit will be credited towards your tuition for fall semester. Classes begin approximately the third full week in August.


Average GPA for those enrolled in the SLP fall 2023 cohort
Most recent 60 credits CSD coursework Undergraduate
3.74 3.79 3.47

Important Documents
CSD Graduate Manual (pdf)
CSD Standards of Professional Conduct (pdf)
Core Functions (pdf)
Off Campus Clinic Guidelines (pdf)
Clinic Manual (pdf)
Externship Manual (pdf)

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