The Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology prepares future speech-language pathologists for the rigors of clinical practice in educational and healthcare settings.
With a Master of Science (M.S.) degree from Northeastern University’s Speech-Language Pathology program, you will influence society in profound ways–for example, enabling children with autism to communicate effectively, relieving adolescents’ fears of speaking dysfluently in the classroom, and helping stroke survivors resume activities in which they had previously participated.
Since 1965, Northeastern University has offered a graduate program in Speech- Language Pathology (SLP) that reflects the University’s tradition of practice-oriented education. Adhering to the highest professional standards, our SLP Graduate Program prepares future speech-language pathologists for the rigors of clinical practice in educational and health care settings.
Part of Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the SLP Graduate Program offers students a comprehensive program of study that emphasizes teamwork and interdisciplinary approaches to complex service delivery issues. Students assist academic and clinical faculty conducting cutting edge research and evidence-based practice on campus as well as at our affiliated world-renowned educational and medical institutions. Northeastern University SLP graduate students acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of professional achievement and social contribution.
- On campus Speech-Language and Hearing Center
- Students complete four semesters of clinical experience both on and off campus
- Following graduation, students are eligible for state educator licensure
- Opportunities for additional certifications in Early Intervention and Aging
Our academic program and on-campus Speech-Language and Hearing Center are fully accredited by the council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association.
Our Speech-Language Pathology graduates go to work in educational settings, in medical settings, and in research laboratories and private practices. The academic, clinical, research, and service opportunities that comprise our SLP Graduate Program allow our students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of professional achievement and social contribution.
Application requirements and deadlines vary based on the program you’re applying to, and can be viewed on the Bouvé College of Health Sciences website. All graduate applicants will need three letters of recommendation, a personal goal statement, the most recent copy of their resumé, and official transcripts.
- Application fee
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Personal Statement
- TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
A grade of B or higher is required in each course.
Requires 31 semester hours:
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Northeastern offers a variety of ways for students to gain experience, some examples include:
- Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
- In-Class Case Studies — Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they’re teaching.
- Research — Students collaborate with faculty in our more than 30 federally funded research centers, tackling some of the most pressing challenges in health, security, and sustainability.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 230,000 alumni and 3,000 employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Nursing & Healthcare alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- Massachusetts General Hospital
- Boston Children’s Hospital
- Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
- Brigham and Women’s Hospital
- Boston Medical Center
What They Do
- Healthcare Services
- Business Development
- Community and Social Services
What They're Skilled At
- Patient Safety
- Healthcare Management
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