Speech Pathology Education Programs

If you wish to become a practicing speech-language pathologist and you have a bachelor’s degree in any area of study, our master of science program is designed for you.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The goal of the program is to prepare students to meet American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certification standards and MA state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice. The success of our graduates attests to the program’s effectiveness: our three-year, first-time passing rate on the National Certification Board Examination is 100 percent.

87465BG_SpeechLang13_103221109_wm When you enroll in one of the country’s top programs in speech-language pathology, you can expect to do much more than meet certification requirements. At Boston University’s College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College, your education will include a rare combination of advantages and learning opportunities.

You’ll gain broad clinical experience, on campus and off

Starting in your first semester, your clinical practicum courses will give you the broadest possible exposure to patients across the lifespan with communication disorders at all levels of severity. You’ll work in many settings, too, from early intervention to major medical centers; from schools to private practices. By the time you complete the program, you’ll feel confident of your knowledge and skills in any practice situation.

This breadth of experience is possible at BU for two reasons. First, Sargent College operates its own clinical centers right on campus. Our graduate students, supervised by faculty practitioners, conduct individual and group treatment sessions for members of the Boston community at the Academic Speech, Language & Hearing Center. Specialized clinics and labs, including the Aphasia Resource Center, Child Language Laboratory, and Sensorimotor Rehabilitation Engineering Lab provide greater depth of experience with specific disorders. Learn more about our faculty’s work in Sargent’s research labs and centers in Special Edition Inside Sargent: Accomplishments in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences.

Secondly, our location in a world-class medical hub gives us access to premiere institutions like Boston Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, and Massachusetts General Hospital for student internships—a critical component of your professional education at Sargent College. As a result, our students learn from master clinicians at the city’s most respected medical facilities.

A small program has big advantages

Sargent College’s graduate program is the smallest in Boston. That means friendly classes, excellent discussions (including clinical discussion groups with as few as three students), and personal attention from some of the best professors and practitioners in the field.


2004-12-27 12:14:57 by cabrolina

I had a similar experience: I wanted to do study abroad in college, but it wasn't possible...so, I decided to go to Mexico and live for a while after graduation (after waitressing for a while to earn some $$) to really work on my Spanish. In my field (speech language pathology), you need a master's...so, I knew I would be going back to school, which means more involvement, more debt, more strings in general. I just thought that if I had followed the "typical path" in my field of going straight to grad school, I wouldn't get the experience in Mexico that I wanted. It's harder to go away once you have strings, but some could argue that it's harder to get the higher education the longer you wait/older you get

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