Communication Sciences and Disorders


Outcome Data: 2013-2016

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute dually prepares students to work in both school-based and health care settings. Most programs require you to choose between the two tracks. By preparing you for both, together with our program's science-based theory and evidence-based practice curriculum, the MGH Institute gives you outstanding career options.

A majority of our faculty are research-driven, practicing clinicians, including four who are American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Fellows. This ensures you will learn the most current procedures from nationally renowned professionals.

As a first-year student at our Boston graduate school, you begin your education with clinical rotations in our state-of-the-art Speech, Language & Literacy Center.

You also get unparalleled opportunities for clinical placements at over 200 hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public and private schools, and other clinical sites. See Clinical Affiliations for a partial listing of these practicum locations. 

Other Academic Advantages at MGH Institute

One of the unique features of an MGH Institute education is the opportunity for interprofessional learning. There are a number of ways you will interact academically with students of other programs. They include the Interdisciplinary Clinical Case Seminar and course work in ethical issues. You can also enroll in electives offered through other programs such as:

  • Literature and Arts as Pathways to Understanding Illness and Disabilities
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pain Management
  • Health Care Policy and Politics
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
  • Clinical Neurology

The Master's program also offers cross-registration for elective courses with Harvard Graduate School of Education, and partnership with the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences Technology doctoral program in speech and hearing sciences.

The two-year Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program is ranked 7th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, putting it in the Top 10% of accredited master's and doctoral programs.

Employment, Praxis Pass, and Program Completion Rates
Outcome Data: 2013–2016

Employment Rate in Profession: Number and percentage of CSD graduates who have been employed in the profession within one year of graduation, including graduates who are either employed or are pursuing further education in the profession, over the past three year.

Number of
Percent of
2013–2014 57 100%
2014-2015 57 100%
2015-2016 72 100%
  3-year average 100%

Praxis Data: Praxis examination pass rates for the previous three
periods/testing cycles for graduates of the CSD program based on
available ETS data.

Number of
Students Taking
the Praxis Exam
Number of
Who Passed
Pass Rate
2013-2014 47 47 100%
2014-2015 55 55 100%
2015-2016 54 54 100%
    3-year average 100%

Program Completion Rate: An average program completion rate for graduate students in the last 3 years in relation to program's published expectation for length of time for students to complete the degree, based on enrollment data.


Within Expected
Time Frame

Completed Later
Than Expected
Time Frame
2012-2014 55 2 0 96%
2013-2015 57 3 0 95%
2015-2016 69 3 1 95%
      3-year average 95%

2013-2016 Outcome Data attached in PDF Format

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Ranked 7th by U.S. News

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute is ranked 7th in the country, and is the top-rated program in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report.


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