Speech-language pathologists are healthcare professionals who combine knowledge from a wide range of fields such as language, psychology, education, and medicine. Whether your goal is to work in education or healthcare, our combination of classroom preparation and field experience will provide you with everything you need for a rewarding career as a speech-language pathologist.

Our Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology will prepare you to help clients with the following conditions:

  • Language Delay
  • Phonological Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Stuttering
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Brain Injury
  • Swallowing Disorder
  • Aphasia
  • Dementia
  • Laryngeal Cancer
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Speech-Language Pathology Career Facts

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A Program That Speaks To You

Speech-language pathology is an inherently personalized profession. We work with patients and students one-on-one and in small groups to diagnose and treat individual needs. In comparison to the large graduate SLP programs offered by New England state and Boston private colleges and universities, we are opting for a different approach with smaller class sizes and more personalized attention to students. By focusing on individual needs and interests, we can accommodate non-traditional students such as career-changers with late afternoon and evening classes and offer a structured part-time option. Of course, new college graduates are welcome too. Your learning experience as a graduate student will mirror your future work in the profession: created for the individual.

As a speech-language pathologist, you will be able to work with clients of all ages and backgrounds, within a wide array of settings including hospitals and clinics, nursing homes, private practices, and schools. The mission of our program is to prepare you to enter the field of speech-language pathology with the skills necessary to assess and to treat a diverse population of individuals, to integrate scholarship and policy into practice and to serve and lead in the community.

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Speech-Language Pathology Outcomes

Upon completion of the MS in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP), students will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and professional standards. Students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of anatomical and physiological aspects of typical and atypical speech, language, hearing, cognition and swallowing processes, and genetic and pathophysiological processes affecting these functions.
  2. Demonstrate clinical skills to screen, assess, diagnose and provide appropriate interventions for individuals with communication and/or swallowing disorders across a diverse population, as well as develop interventions to help prevent or mitigate loss of communication functions.
  3. Critically evaluate research, integrate theory, and apply evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning skills in order to problem solve within clinical settings.
  4. Demonstrate a professional code of conduct within the field of speech language pathology and audiology that is commensurate with the standards of the profession, including integrity, accountability, ethical conduct, communication, cultural competency, and patient care.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of inter-professionalism in healthcare, and be able to collaborate with other health professionals to provide quality comprehensive services to individuals with diverse needs and backgrounds.

The Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program at Regis College is an Applicant for Candidacy 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, MD 20850, 1.800.498.2071 or 1.301.296.5700.

Public Comment Announcement

MS in Speech-Language Pathology Candidacy Site Visit

The Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech‐Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech‐Language‐Hearing Association (ASHA) will be completing a site visit at Regis College for the master’s program in speech-language pathology which is seeking accreditation candidacy. As part of the site visit, a virtual Meeting for Public Comment will be held on Monday January 25th from 4-4:30 p.m.. Programs scheduled for candidacy site visits are responsible for soliciting public comment from students and consumers by holding a public meeting during the scheduled site visit.

A copy of the Standards for Accreditation and/or the CAA’s Policy on Public Comment may be obtained by contacting the Accreditation Office at ASHA, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, Maryland 20850, calling ASHA’s Action Center at 1.800.498.2071, or accessing the documents online.

If you wish to participate in the Public Meeting, RSVP to the Regis School of Health Sciences by emailing nina.forster@regiscollege.edu or calling 1.781.768.7260 and leaving your email address. A Zoom link to the meeting will be emailed to you.

  • Application Information


    • Complete the CSDCAS application
    • Request that official transcripts from all US institutions attended be sent to CSDCAS
    • Upload a Personal Statement in the Documents section of CSDCAS
    • Request 3 letters of recommendation be sent through the CSDCAS recommender portal
    • The GRE is not required
    • International Applicants: Request that official evaluations of transcripts from all foreign institutions be sent to CSDCAS as follows:
      • Use the World Education Services (WES) link in the Academic History section of the application to order your official WES evaluation or
      • Use the “Download Evaluation Request Form” in the Academic History section of the application to request an evaluation from an evaluation service other than WES.

    Characteristics of a Successful Candidate

    • 3.0 overall GPA or higher.
    • B- or higher in any CSD courses.
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university earned before beginning the graduate program.
    • A passion for learning, creating, and collaborating.
    • Goals and values that include helping individuals in need.


    • Early Action Deadline: January 15th
    • Regular Action Deadline: June 1st

    Note: Applications will be reviewed and admission decisions may be sent to applicants before the above deadlines. Beginning in October 2020, decision letters will be sent within 3 to 4 weeks after an application is complete (application, transcripts, personal statement, and letters).