The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology degree prepares future speech-language pathologists for the rigors of clinical practice in educational and healthcare settings.
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With a Master of Science 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 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 healthcare 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 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.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
Complete 3 semester hours from the following. Other electives may be chosen in consultation with faculty advisor:
SLPA 6311 - Counseling in SLP
SLPA 6332 - Seminar in Communication Disorders
1.00 - 3.00
SLPA 6773 - Topics Seminar
Please note: this curriculum is for marketing purposes only, and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the Course Catalog.
Students complete four semesters of clinical experience. In their first semester of Clinic (Clinic 1), students engage in rich clinical experiences under the guidance of highly skilled clinic supervisors in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center, housed in the state-of-the art Behrakis Health Sciences Building. Individuals of all ages from surrounding communities come to the Center for diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Generally, in Clinics 2-4, students work multiple days a week, off-campus, with speech-language pathologists as student clinicians in community-based hospitals, outpatient clinics, educational institutions, and other settings.
Consistent with ASHA guidelines, both on-campus and off-campus clinical assignments provide students with hands-on experience evaluating and/or treating children and adults with a variety of diagnoses, disorders, and impairments such as language, cognitive-linguistic, and swallowing disorders. While many of our external clinical sites are accessible by public transportation, not all are. Consequently, it is necessary for students to have access to a car during the semesters that they are enrolled in Clinics 2-4.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and 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.
Associate Clinical Professor and Co-Director of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,350+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global nongovernmental organizations. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster a lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
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