Speech-Language Pathology (MS)
The master’s (MS) education program in speech-language pathology and the doctoral (AuD) education program in audiology at Northeastern University are 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, Maryland 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
|Program Completion||98% (44/45)||100% (48/48)||100% (48/48)||98% (41/42)|
|Praxis Pass Rate||100% (44/44)||100% (48/48)||100% (48/48)||100% (41/41)|
|Job Placement||100% (44/44)||100% (48/48)||100% (48/48)||100% (41/41)|
|Program Completion||100% (8/8)||100% (16/16)||100% (16/16)||100% (7/7)|
|Praxis Pass Rate||100% (8/8)||100% (16/16)||100% (16/16)||100% (7/7)|
|Job Placement||100% (8/8)||100% (16/16)||100% (16/16)||100% (7/7)|
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is housed within the School of Health Professions, which is one of three in the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. CSD has seven tenure-track and four full-time clinical faculty members. All academic faculty members (four full, one associate, two assistant professors) hold doctorates (eight PhD, one ScD); four of the academic faculty and the entire full-time clinical faculty hold appropriate professional degrees and certifications (e.g., AuD, MS, MA, CCC-SLP, CCC-A). Academic faculty members conduct research and teach, and most apply a portion of their effort on extramurally funded research grants or contracts. Clinical faculty members focus on classroom and clinical teaching and training, while also contributing to scholarly research and dissemination of information within their profession. All faculty members are actively engaged in service to the department, Bouvé College, the University and wider community.
Programs and associated research activities in CSD have been designed to meet the department’s scope. CSD accepts students into an undergraduate minor in communication sciences and disorders, a clinical minor in speech-language pathology and audiology, and a master’s program in speech-language pathology. Along with other units, CSD is part of two interprofessional certificate programs (Early Intervention and Aging). There is also a Clinical Doctorate of Audiology program which is teaching students until 2020, but is no longer accepting new applicants. Having the Department housed in a college of health sciences represents a unique opportunity for expanding the scope of its research and teaching activities in order to include related domains of communication sciences within the College’s health sciences mission. Additional opportunities for interdisciplinary research and education are afforded through faculty affiliations with units outside of Bouvé, including Psychology, the College of Computer and Information Sciences, and the College of Engineering,
This strategic plan addresses our shared vision and goals as a department, and each faculty member brings a unique perspective, skill set, and focus to our community’s engagement with our goals.
To understand the science of human communication and promote evidence-based treatment of communication impairments.
Communication to its fullest potential.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders embraces and upholds the University’s core values of:
Contribution – seeking to contribute to the scientific base for the individual fulfillment of each member of the campus, to the welfare of the surrounding communities in order to provide and to solutions that will address global and societal needs.
Diversity – celebrating diversity in all its forms and fostering a culture of respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds community.
Engagement – promoting active engagement in teaching and learning, in scholarship and research, in the life of urban communities and with our alumni and friends.
Integrity – pursuing each of its activities and interactions with integrity, always maintaining the highest ethical standards.
Opportunity – providing opportunities to those who strive to overcome disadvantages and show great promise for future success.
All Department faculty and students guide their professional conduct according to the Core Values of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (our professional training programs are accredited through the Council on Academic Accreditation):
Goal 1. To advance research that is informed by needs of those with communication differences and disorders, translates to clinical practice, and improves quality of life across the lifespan.
1.2 Foster research connections with Speech-Language and Hearing Center
1.3 Increase extramural funding through faculty mentoring, training sessions, and task groups
1.4 Increase interaction between clinical and academic faculty to focus on clinically-based research opportunities
Goal 2: To reciprocally bridge research and education to prepare graduates to advance the department’s mission.
2.1 Develop foundations for a new PhD program in communication sciences and disorders that is interdisciplinary/interprofessional in its approach
2.2 Enhance the students’ experience of professional graduate education in MS/SLP and AuD programs
2.3 Maximize the students’ experience of Departmental undergraduate education
Goal 3: To strengthen engagement of the department and its stakeholder groups
3.1 Increase the department’s role and visibility within Bouvé and the university (interprofessional training)
3.2 Expand and strengthen relationships with the community of patients/clients (including those seen in the Speech-Language and Hearing Center)
3.3 Build engagement with wider community through symposia, volunteer events, social media. Specific steps include:
Goal 4: To sustain a collegial environment that engages diverse perspectives, supports collaborative efforts, advances common interests, and promotes communication to advance our unit goals.
4.1 Encourage engagement between clinical and academic faculty members, through periodic events that explore common points of contact related to different points of emphasis in professional scope
4.2 Explore co-teaching of courses, so that faculty can better learn about each other while students benefit from a diversity of perspectives within a course
4.3 Foster a transparent process for valuing diversity of views in professional planning and procedures