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 10th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, putting it in the Top 4% of accredited master's and doctoral programs.

See MS-SLP Program's Outcome Data

Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology (SLPD): 

Prepares certified speech-language pathologists with a strong desire to advance their clinical practice and leadership skills to assume advanced professional roles both within the field and within interprofessional teams. The program, designed for the working professional, provides rich intellectual resources through our affiliation with Mass General Brigham.

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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The Master of Science education program in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute of Health Professions is accredited by
the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association,
2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

And by the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education 

Review information on the 2018 Re-Accreditation.

Top-Rated Program

Ranked 10th by U.S. News & World Report

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The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at the MGH Institute is ranked 10th in the country, and is the top-rated program in New England, according to U.S. News & World Report.