• Map Your Path to a Rewarding Career
    in Communication Sciences and Disorders

    Strong guidance from our advisory board, combined with our focus on rigorous academic and experiential learning, ensures that you will be well prepared for graduate study or a career in fields like speech-language pathology, audiology, speech and hearing science, and education. This is why 83% of respondents to a survey of 2015 graduates said that they either agree or strongly agree that their academic program prepared them for employment. In addition, 91% of 2015 graduates who responded to the survey reported that they are employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both.

    Sample Graduate Schools
    • Boston University
    • Bridgewater State University
    • Emerson College
    • MGH Institute of Health Professions
    • Northeastern University
    • University of Connecticut
    • University of Maine
    • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
    • University of New Hampshire
    • University of Rhode Island
    • University of Vermont
    • Worcester State University

    Our graduate speech-language pathology program boasts a pass rate of nearly 100% for the SLP Praxis exam and a 100% post-master’s degree employment rate.

    A bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders enables you to earn a starting annual salary that ranges from:

    A master's degree in speech-language pathology enables you to earn a media salary of $74,000 as a speech-language pathologist

    Other Sample Careers
    • Applied behavioral analysis technologist
    • Audiologist (requires a clinical doctorate degree)
    • Audiology assistant
    • Early Intervention Development Specialist
    • Early childhood community services
    • Teacher (requires a master's degree within five years of teaching)
  • Elizabeth Johnson

    Elizabeth Johnson Testimonial Photo
    Class of 2017
    M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology

    Elizabeth Johnston’s professional development presentation for teachers grew out of a project for Worcester’s Community Health Improvement Plan. She continued her research under the guidance of Assistant Professor Kirstina Curro, Ph.D. The presentation reviews language difference, language delay, and language disorder to show what each looks like and ways they are different. “Oftentimes, English language learners might have trouble with comprehension and production, but that is because they are learning a second language, not because they have a deficit where there is a brain difference,” she says. She became interested in this topic as an elementary school teacher in Rhode Island.

    Communication Sciences and Disorders
    Ghosh Science & Technology Center
    Suite ST-115L