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Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Speech Language Pathology

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology prepares future speech-language pathologists for the rigors of clinical practice in educational and healthcare settings.




Full Time



Program Overview

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) will prepare you to profoundly influence society—from enabling children with autism to communicate effectively to relieving adolescents’ fears of speaking dysfluently in the classroom to helping stroke survivors resume their previous activities.

Since 1965, Northeastern’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences has offered a leading speech-language pathology graduate program that reflects the university’s tradition of practice-oriented education. Adhering to the highest professional standards, you’ll be prepared for the rigors of clinical practice in educational and healthcare settings.

The speech-language pathology degree program offers a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing teamwork and interdisciplinary approaches to complex service delivery issues. As a student, you’ll assist academic and clinical faculty in conducting cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice on campus and at our affiliated world-renowned educational and medical institutions. You’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of professional achievement and social contribution.

Unique Features
  • Northeastern has an on-campus community speech clinic.
  • Students complete four semesters of clinical experience both on and off campus.
  • Following graduation, students are eligible for state educator licensure.

The accreditation application for the Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology satellite program in Charlotte, North Carolina, is currently under consideration by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and accreditation by CAA is required prior to the start date of the program. Should this program be approved, it will be offered under the written consent of CAA, having undergone a quality assessment process and been found to meet the criteria established by the regulatory authority.

Career Outlook

MS in Speech-Language Pathology graduates work in educational and medical settings, research laboratories, and private practices. The academic, clinical, research, and service opportunities within our SLP graduate program allow you to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for a lifetime of professional achievement and social contribution.

Application Requirements
  • CSDCAS application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Personal statement
  • Resumé
  • TOEFL iBT for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English
  • Prerequisite coursework:
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism
    • Introduction to Audiology
    • Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science
    • Language Development
    • Phonetics

Tuition and Aid



Finance Your Education

Students who begin their coursework in the MS-SLP program through the Charlotte campus in the Fall 2024 semester are eligible to receive a 25% scholarship, which brings the tuition for the two year program to $40,388 for each academic year.

There are a variety of additional resources through the Office of Financial Services. Learn more here.


Explore this program’s requirements and courses, all designed to meet today’s industry needs and must-have skills.

Experiential Learning

SLP students complete four semesters of clinical experience. In your first semester of Clinic (Clinic 1), you’ll engage in meaningful clinical experiences under the guidance of highly skilled supervisors in the on-campus speech clinic. Individuals of all ages from surrounding communities come to the center for diagnostic and therapeutic services.

In Clinics 2 through 4, you’ll typically work multiple days a week off-campus with speech-language pathologists as a student clinician in community-based hospitals, outpatient clinics, educational institutions, and other settings.

Consistent with ASHA guidelines, both on-campus and off-campus clinical assignments provide you with hands-on experience evaluating and/or treating children and adults with various 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, you must have access to a car during the semesters you are enrolled in Clinics 2 through 4.

Admission Dates

Fall 2024 Domestic Deadlines

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024Start Date: September 6 , 2024

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