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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 (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential) at Boston University is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The goal of the program is to prepare students to meet ASHA certification standards and MA state licensure requirements for entering clinical practice.

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 clinical, academic, and research opportunities.

Ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report

We’re proud that Boston University ranks among the country’s best educators of future speech-language pathologists. U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate school rankings rated our graduate Speech-Language Pathology program #10 out of 261 accredited programs.

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

Your clinical practicum experiences will give you broad exposure to patients across the lifespan. We place students in many settings, from early intervention to major medical centers and from schools to private practices. Our clinical faculty will work closely with you throughout the placement process as you develop your clinical skills. In addition to these outstanding clinical placements, Sargent College operates its own clinical education 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 and the Aphasia Resource Center. By the time you complete the program, you’ll be confident in your knowledge and skills in any practice situation.

There are countless opportunities at a large university

Besides the academic resources and research opportunities of Boston University, you can share the experience of life on an energetic, urban campus. And take advantage of all the history, culture, and arts that surround you in one of America’s most exciting cities.

After you complete the program, BU’s reputation will continue to work for you. Those who choose to continue their studies are highly successful in gaining admission to top doctoral and professional programs.

The MS program welcomes students with diverse educational backgrounds from all over the world. We invite you to read more about the program, career options, and experiences of our students.

Student Outcome Data

Program Completion Rate

Period Number and Percentage of Students Completing Program on Time
Number of Students Completing Program later than on Time Number of Students Not Completing Program
Sept 2022 – July 2023 47 (100%) 0 0
Sept 2021 – Aug 2022 49 (98%) 1 0
Sept 2020 – Aug 2021 35 (100%) 0 0
3-year Average 99.17%

PRAXIS Examination Pass Rate

Period Number of Students Taking the Exam Number and Percentage of Students who Passed
Sept 2022 – July 2023 43 42 (97.7%)
Sept 2021 – July 2022 46 46 (100%)
Sept 2020 – July 2021 39 39 (100%)
3-year Average 99.2%

Want to learn more?

We invite you to introduce yourself by filling out the Request Information form or emailing us at sargrad@bu.edu.