UMass Amherst’s MA in speech-language pathology program prepares you to make a profound difference in the critical fields of speech, language, and swallowing. You’ll earn the clinical requirements to obtain the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP) and be eligible to apply to the Massachusetts Board of Professional Licensure and the Massachusetts Board of Education for a Teacher Specialist License in Speech Language and Hearing.

Program highlights:

  • 15 courses in the advanced study of speech, language, and swallowing disorders
  • 400 hours of supervised clinical experience in the Center for Language, Speech, and Hearing and at least two additional off-campus programs (e.g., hospitals, schools, clinics, and early intervention)
  • Complete the program in 2 academic years/4 semesters
  • The option to complete a multiculturalism in communication disorders graduate certificate
  • The program is offered in person with no online option