Northwestern University (NU) is home to one of the most respected, well-known clinical Speech Language Pathology (SLP) programs in the world.  With world-renowned research faculty, extraordinary clinical faculty, a state of the art clinic, and progressive curriculum, NU develops exceptional master’s level speech-language pathologists prepared to provide stellar, evidence-based services to individuals nationally and internationally. Our master’s level graduates are prepared to treat any of the estimated 42 million Americans of all ages with communicative and/or swallowing disorders in a variety of settings, including hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, homes, and schools.

Innovative Curriculum

Our evidence-based curricular model focuses on developing our students’ scientific decision‐making, critical thinking, self‐awareness, professional leadership, and engagement in intellectual dialogue.

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Art + Science

We know scientific clinical decision making AND compassionate care are essential to service provision.

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Clinic = Classroom

In addition to providing exceptional services to our clients, our clinic offers an astounding depth and breadth of educational opportunities for our students.

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In addition to maintaining thriving research programs and expanding the boundaries of exceptional clinical care, our world-class academic and clinical faculty are dedicated to providing our students an unparalleled education.

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Student Body Culture

We understand the important role class culture plays in the student experience.

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Vibrant Setting

Located just north of Chicago, our program has all of affordances a major metropolitan city has to offer.

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The Master of Science (M.S.) program in Speech, Language, and Learning: Speech-Language Pathology Concentration at Northwestern University is 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. Anyone wishing to file a complaint with CAA can find instructions on how to do so here [pdf].