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Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Speech Language Pathology

Northeastern University’s Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) will prepare you to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and their families. Our program will provide robust and curated clinical experiences across diverse settings, and you will engage with clients of varying disorders across the lifespan. With an education and training from Northeastern, you will set the foundation for a rewarding career and emerge as a leader in the field.




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Program Overview

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-language clinic.
  • Students complete four semesters of practicum in both on- and off-campus settings.
  • Following graduation, students are eligible for state certification and national licensure.

The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential and satellite) at Northeastern University is accredited by:

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and 
Speech-Language Pathology of the American 
Speech-Language-Hearing Association 
2200 Research Boulevard, #310 
Rockville, MD 20850

800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

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 scores are required for all applicants who do not hold undergraduate or graduate degrees from U.S. institutions or institutions where English is the primary language. A minimum TOEFL iBT score of 115 is required.
  • 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



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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

Priority Application Deadline: January 2024Start Date: September 2024

Applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadline until the cohort has reached its maximum.

fall 2025 Domestic Deadlines

Priority Application Deadline: January 2025Start Date: September 2025

Applications will continue to be accepted after the priority deadline until the cohort has reached its maximum.

How to Apply

Apply via CSDCAS:

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