Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Student Clinicians

The Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program at the Institute is nationally recognized as in the top 10% of academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

The CSD program provides a Master of Science Degree in Speech Pathology to students interested in becoming speech-language pathologists (SLPs).

Photo of MS-SLP graduate students in the IMPACT Practice Center

Students at MGH Institute of Health Professions complete
their clinical practice to become speech-language pathologists.​

To work as an SLP in most states, including Massachusetts, a master’s degree is required. As part of their graduate education, all students must complete “clinical practicum” experiences at local hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, etc. The Aphasia Center in the Dr. Charles A. and Ann Sanders IMPACT Practice Center at the MGH Institute serves as one of these sites. Each semester, at least seven graduate students are assigned to work in the Aphasia Center. The students are in their second year of graduate school.



Anna, a graduate of the MGH IHP Communication Sciences & Disorders program, discusses the Aphasia Center and her work with clients.