Certification and Licensure

Students completing the Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology will be eligible for Massachusetts Licensure in Speech-Language Pathology and a Department of Education Professional Support License as Specialist in Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders. They will also met will meet entrance criteria for Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. For more information see ASHA's Certification webpage.

Students completing the Doctorate of Audiology program will be eligible for Massachusetts Licensure in Audiology. They will also met will meet entrance criteria for Certification by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. For more information see ASHA's Certification webpage.

Students who plan to leave Massachusetts following graduation may find that other states' requirements for both professional licensure in Speech-Language Pathology or Audiology and educator licensure may differ from those of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Our program has not made the determination as to whether the curriculum meets the requirements of any state other than Massachusetts. Contact information for your state agency that oversees professional licensure for speech-language pathology/audiology can be found here. You may contact our clinic director, Lisa Sommers, lsommers@umass.edu, 413-545-4010 for information about the licensing boards in your home state so that you can contact them directly to determine if our program meets all of its requirements.