Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology

Concentration in Speech-Language Pathology


  • The Speech-Language Pathology concentration provides interested SHBT students with the opportunity to complete the academic and clinical requirements set by the American Speech-Hearing-Language Association (ASHA) for certification as a speech-language pathologist.


  • Students complete a series of 13 CSD courses (31 credits total) and 5 clinical practicum placements (400 hours of supervised clinical experience for 15 credits) offered by the Communication Sciences and Disorders Master’s Program at the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH-IHP), which is accredited by ASHA.


  • The academic and clinical requirements are typically completed during G2 and G3 of the SHBT Program. Students who complete the concentration coursework, pass the SHBT Oral Qualifying Exam, and earn a PhD degree in SHBT, can then earn the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) by passing a national written exam and completing a post-graduate clinical fellowship. The latter two postdoctoral activities are not part of the Speech-Language Pathology concentration of SHBT and are not funded by the SHBT training grant.


  • This concentration also requires a one-time payment of $8,000 per student.














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