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Boston University

Last Modified: 10/24/2017
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
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 15
Total dollar amount: $5,060,000
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:
53

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 17
Part time: 0
Total: 17

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
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 15
Total dollar amount: $5,060,000
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 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:
Name: Fina Jervis
E-Mail Address: fjervis@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 instruction is English.
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 158
Quantitative reasoning: 155
Analytical writing: 4.46
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: 487
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 487
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 159
Part time: 0
Total: 159
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
36

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
43
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 43
Part-time students: 0
Total: 43
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 79
Part-time students: 0
Total: 79

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 65
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: 28
Part time: 0
Total: 28

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
Autism
Language: normal processes, disorders
Neurogenics (apraxia, dysarthria)
Voice disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
Federally funded research grant(s): 15
Total dollar amount: $5,060,000
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:
Name: Swathi Kiran
E-Mail 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
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 13
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 13
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 2
Part time: 0
Total: 2
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
2

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
6
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 2
Part-time students: 0
Total: 2
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 0
Part-time students: 0
Total: 0

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 48
Additional Requirements:
Dissertation
Other: Qualification project
Research Doctoral Degrees Granted:
2