About the Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Top-Ranked Master's Program

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 3% of accredited master's and doctoral programs.

See MS-SLP Program's Outcome Data

Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language (CAS): 

For educators with an initial license in another subject matter who wish to become licensed as a reading specialist, our department offers a Certificate of Advanced Study in Literacy and Language (18 credits). 

World-Class Faculty

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. Read more about our faculty.

Robust Clinical and Research Opportunities

As a first-year student in our MS-SLP program, 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. 

Our Mission and Goals

The Mission of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is to prepare students to become speech-language pathologists and educators who demonstrate excellence in clinical practice, and to advance knowledge about human communication and its disorders. Read more about our mission and goals.

Other Academic Advantages at MGH Institute

Our Master's program 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.

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Top-Rated Program

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.

CSD Commencement Awards

2017 Awards for:

  • Graduating Students
  • Faculty & Clinical Educators
  • Alumni
  • Community