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Boston University

Last Modified: 10/19/2018
Sargent College of Health & Rehab
Speech, Language and Hearing Sci
635 Commonwealth Ave., 3rd fl.
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617)353-3188
Fax: (617)353-5074
E-mail Address: mmentis@bu.edu
http://www.bu.edu

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2015 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2022

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s/master’s (e.g., BA/MA)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 21
Total dollar amount: $5,445,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
Other: Common App

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
44

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 16
Part time: 0
Total: 16

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Program Director:
Michelle Mentis, PhD, CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Karole Howland, PhD., CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s/master’s (e.g., BA/MA)
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
No multicultural or bilingual emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 21
Total dollar amount: $5,445,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Specialized clinical experiences including the opportunity to participate in the Intensive Preschool Language Intervention Program, the Intensive Cognitive Communication Rehabilitation Program for Young Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, and the Integrated Training and Practice Team-based Dental Care Program for Vulnerable Children.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: slhs@bu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
CSD Central Application Service (CSDCAS)
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Other: For international students whose native language is not English: Official scores from the TOEFL examination unless the candidate has completed a baccalaureate degree at a university or college where the primary language of course requirements and instruction is English.
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 157
Quantitative reasoning: 154
Analytical writing: 4.6
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
Data not available.
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
Yes
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
Yes, and anyone may register
Offer Prerequisite Courses Online:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 467
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 467
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 185
Part time: 0
Total: 185
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
38

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
38
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 38
Part-time students: 0
Total: 38
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 73
Part-time students: 0
Total: 73

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 67
Additional Requirements:
Comprehensive exam
Thesis
Other: Students are required to either take the comprehensive exam or complete a thesis.
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 4
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 52
Part time: 0
Total: 52

Research Doctoral Degree in Speech and Hearing Science - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
Masters/research doctoral (e.g., MA/PhD)
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Audiology/Hearing Science:
Auditory processing (Audiology)
Hearing aids/assistive listening technology
Hearing: normal processes, disorders
Psychoacoustics
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Aphasia
Augmentative/alternative communication
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Voice: normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 21
Total dollar amount: $5,445,000
Federally funded personnel preparation grant(s): 0
Total dollar amount: $0
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
Yes
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
No Specific Department of Education Designation
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: kirans@bu.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: January 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Personal interview
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 16
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 16
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 6
Part time: 0
Total: 6
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
6

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
4
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 3
Part-time students: 0
Total: 3
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 12
Part-time students: 0
Total: 12

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 48
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Other: Qualification project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
3