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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. If you have questions related to this decision or the ISU Admissions process, please contact
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 both of our traditional campuses - Pocatello or Meridian, or a 36-month part-time 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 2023 cohort is Feb. 1, 2023. We take pride in high standards for both faculty and students; strong clinical education makes our program one of the best!
Master of Science in SLP pre-requisite coursework 2023/2024 application cycle
FAQ Master of Science in SLP
Visit the ISU 2023/2024 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 regarding the Meridian campus program.
*Contact Lexie Baker at regarding the Pocatello campus program or specific Admissions and Application questions.
Online Program
Our online program is 3 years. It is an innovative program that allows students to complete academic coursework in the comfort of their own homes. It is designed for those who live in rural areas, or those who have work or other personal/family obligations that would make a traditional graduate program difficult. The academic coursework is completely online. There are two on-campus clinical practicum experiences held during the summers. The first summer clinical experience is held on the Pocatello Campus and requires 8 weeks of participation. The second summer clinical experience is held on the Meridian Campus and is 1 week. Summer clinical experiences on campus enrich the program and prepare students to continue with clinical work in their home town area. In the final summer semester, the student will complete an 8 week full-time externship in their hometown area. The Online Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology is as similar as possible to the traditional campus program.
Master of Science in SLP Course Sequence Online Program
*Contact Donna Parker at 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 see the following website for links that provide 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.


Data for those enrolled in the SLP Fall 2022 Cohort
Average GPA Average GRE
Most recent 60 credits CSD coursework Undergraduate Verbal Quantitative Analytical Writing
3.75 3.77 3.52 NA NA  NA
CSD Graduate Manual (pdf)
CSD Standards of Professional Conduct  (pdf)
Essential Functions in SLP  (pdf)

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