Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology BS-MS PlusOne

Overview

Northeastern’s BS-MS PlusOne Program offers motivated students the opportunity to start earning a master’s degree while completing their undergraduate coursework.

Students apply to the program in the spring of their junior year, and if accepted, take 24 credits of graduate work in their fourth year; these courses count towards both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (BS-SLPA) degree at the end of year four, and this shortens the completion time for a master’s degree to only one additional year.

Information on the approval process for PlusOne programs can be found on the Registrar website, and the Bouvé College website contains details on eligibility for the PlusOne program, as well the many advantages of pursuing a Master’s degree through a PlusOne program at Northeastern University.

Contact Info
Sarah Young-Hong, MA, CCC-SLP

Sarah Young-Hong
[email protected]

Curriculum

For the first three years, the BS-MS PlusOne program follows the standard curriculum path for the Bachelor of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology program. Students need to complete a total of 109 credits by the end of Year 3. In the fourth year, students complete both undergraduate and graduate coursework and obtain a BS-SLPA degree after Year 4. The curriculum in the fifth year follows a standard second-year curriculum for Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology students. The table below provides a sample course of study throughout all five years.

Schedule: Sample Course of Study

  • Fall Semester

    • BIOL1117/8 Anat & Phys 1 w/ Lab
    • ENGL1111 College Writing
    • PSYC1101 Found. of Psychology
    • MATH1215 or 1241 Math Thinking OR Calculus
    • SLPA1000 College: An Introduction

    18 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • BIOL1119/20 Anat & Phys 2 w/ Lab
    • SLPA1205 Speech & Hearing Science
    • SLPA1101 Intro to Communication Disorders
    • NUPath Interpreting Culture Elective

    17 Credits

  • Summer 1 Semester

    • NUterm (Optional)
    • NUterm Course
    • NUterm Course

  • Summer 2 Semester

    • Vacation

  • Fall Semester

    • SLPA1203 Intro to Audiology
    • SLPA2000 Intro to Co-op
    • SLPA1103 A&P of Sp. & Hearing Mech.
    • PHYS1145/6 Physics I w/ Lab
    • PSYC3404 Developmental Psych

    18 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • Co-op

  • Summer 1 Semester

    • Co-op continues

  • Summer 2 Semester

    • Elective (Psychology)
    • Elective (Education)

    8 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • ENGW3306 Adv Writing in the Health Prof
    • MATH2280 Statistics and Software
    • PSYC3466 Cognition
    • PHTH2300 Comm. Skills for the Health Profession

    16 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • SLPA1200 Phonetics
    • PHIL1165 Moral and Social Problems in Hlth Care
    • SLPA1102 Language Development
    • HLTH5450 Health Care Research

    16 Credits

  • Summer 1 Semester

    • Elective
    • Elective

    8 Credits

  • Summer 2 Semester

    • Elective
    • Elective

    8 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • SLPA6305 Articulation and Phonology
    • SLPA6340 Lang. Disorders in Children 1
    • SLPA5107 Clinical Procedures
    • SLPA5109 Diagnostic Testing in SLP
    • SLPA 5201 Neurology of Communication

    14 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • SLPA6342 Lang. Disorders in Adults 1
    • SLPA6308 Dysphagia
    • SLPA6341 Lang. Disorders in Children 2
    • SLPA6415 Clinical Practicum 1
    • SLPA6330 Language Literacy 1
    • SLPA6337 Language Literacy Experiential

    13 Credits

  • Summer Semester

    • SLPA6416 Clinical Practicum 2
    • SLPA6331 Counseling in CSD
    • SLPA6420 Statistics for SLP

    8 Credits

  • Fall Semester

    • SLPA6301 Speech Science
    • SLPA6307 Voice Disorders
    • SLPA6343 Lang. Disorders in Adults 2
    • SLPA6304 Augmentative and Alt. Communication
    • SLPA6417 Clinical Practicum 3

    14 Credits

  • Spring Semester

    • SLPA6303 Stuttering
    • SLPA6211 Research and Evidence-Based Practice
    • SLPA6321 Motor Speech Disorders
    • SLPA6418 Clinical Practicum 4

    14 Credits

Note: Curriculum subject to change. Not all courses may be offered every term. Students are encouraged to work with their advisor when planning their schedules.

Experiential Learning

Students will be exposed to a wide variety of communication disorders through observations and participation in activities at the Northeastern University Speech-Language and Hearing Center. Externships in schools, hospitals, or other relevant settings will also broaden students’ exposure and prepare them for graduate study or employment.

Apply to the Speech-Language and Audiology BS-MS PlusOne Program by January 15, 2023.

Application requirements:

  • minimum GPA of 3.0; preferred GPA > 3.35
  • resumé
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one from a co-op supervisor)
  • personal essay (writing prompt included in application via “Apply Today” button)