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Boston University

Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

Boston, MA

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Boston University

Overview

Boston University / Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences is located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Speech-language pathology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Speech, language and hearing sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 28
Doctoral Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

500
Applied
160
Accepted
35
Enrolled
32%

Applying

125
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 94

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards January 1
Types of financial support available Research Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

93
Total Graduate Students
7%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.23%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 10.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.08%
Unknown 2.15%

Gender

Male (6%)
Female (93%)

Faculty

30
Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 12
Male (11)
Female (19)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Child language, fluency, autism, speech science, perception of complex sounds
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
6,188,000

Location & Contact

Address One Silber Way
Boston, MA  02215
United States
Contact Dr. Melanie Matthies
Chair
Email: slhs@bu.edu
Phone: 617-353-3188

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