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.
Our evidence-based curricular model focuses on developing our students’ scientific decision‐making, critical thinking, self‐awareness, professional leadership, and engagement in intellectual dialogue.
Art + Science
We know scientific clinical decision making AND compassionate care are essential to service provision.
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.
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.
Student Body Culture
We understand the important role class culture plays in the student experience.
Located just north of Chicago, our program has all of affordances a major metropolitan city has to offer.
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].