Through the Speech-Language Pathology concentration, students gain the academic training and clinical practice essential to clinical certification as a speech-language pathologist (CCC-SLP).
The concentration is a joint venture between SHBT and the MGH Institute of Health Professions (MGH IHP), an academic affiliate of the Massachusetts General Hospital. If you choose this concentration, you will spend two years in the Speech-Language Pathology Program at MGH IHP, taking nine or more courses and performing 400 hours of supervised clinical practice. A concentration oral exam will test your scientific understanding of speech and language pathology in the context of a proposed research project. The research project may develop into a thesis.
If you successfully complete (a) this concentration, (b) a doctoral thesis in SHBT, and (c) a post-graduate nine-month Clinical Fellowship, you will earn a Clinical Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP). Details of the concentration subjects and practicum requirements are available from Dr. Robert Hillman.