A New Path to Careers in Speech-Language Pathology

Stonehill’s new minor provides distinct advantages to students pursuing careers in communication science disorders, speech-language pathology, and audiology.

Strong foundation for a rewarding career

Speech-language pathologists work to prevent, assess, diagnose and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders in children and adults. Students who wish to pursue careers in SLP must attend a graduate program certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).

Why enroll?

The flexibility to pursue a related major

Stonehill’s SLP minor stands out from similar programs in that it provides all of the curricular requirements necessary for acceptance into prestigious graduate programs while allowing students the ability to pursue a major course of study aligned with their interests and passions.

Extensive internship opportunities

Stonehill students pursuing a career in speech-language pathology have gained valuable experience through internships and clinical experiences with a variety of ASHA-certified speech pathologists, audiologists, and communication disorder specialists and practitioners close to the Stonehill campus.

Exceptional placement record in graduate school/professional studies

Stonehill students pursuing a career in speech-language pathology have been accepted into graduate programs in the field at Northeastern University, the University of North Carolina, Bridgewater State University, Boston University and Emerson College.

Recent Graduate School Placements:

  • Boston University
  • Bridgewater State University
  • Emerson University
  • MGH College of Health Professions
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Vermont
  • Worcester State University

The support I received at Stonehill helped me gain admission to top graduate school programs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Northeastern University.

Recent Internship Placements

Sample Courses

Introduction to Communication Science Disorders

SLP 101
This course will provide students with an introduction to the scientific study of human communication disorders, the biological processes of speech, language, and hearing. It will study etiology, prevalence, incidence, and the prevention of communication disorders.

Speech and Hearing Science

SLP 310
This course will introduce students to the sensory, motor, and neurocognitive foundations of speech perception and production and the acoustic and physical properties of sound transmission through various media, and acoustic resonance.


SLP 312
This course is an introduction to the science of hearing including transmission and measurement of sound to the human ear, anatomy, physiology, and neurology of hearing mechanisms; related pathological conditions; screening and measurement of hearing; and audiogram interpretation.

Speech and Language Development

EDU 306
Investigates normal children’s acquisition of sounds, structures, and meanings of their native language. The stages of language acquisition discussed in light of: (a) the organization and description of adult language, (b) biological and cognitive development, and (c) universal and individual patterns of development.

Additional Resources

  • Speech-Language Pathology Club

    Stonehill students pursuing SLP have organized a Speech-Language Pathology Club to provide academic, informational and social support to students looking to study SLP. This club has been certified as a NSSHLA (National Student Speech- Language-Hearing Association) chapter.

  • Career Development

    In addition, Stonehill’s Career Development Center offers extensive assistance to students seeking employment and pursuing advanced studies in this field. By completing internships and utilizing mentors, students are empowered to build lifelong career management skills.

  • Advanced Degree Partnerships

    Stonehill College has developed academic affiliations with colleges and universities that enable our students to augment the degree they earn at Stonehill with graduate and undergraduate degrees that further enhance their opportunities to receive an advanced degree.

Contact Information

Robin Goldberg

Robin Goldberg

Teaching Fellow of Speech Language Pathology
Interdisciplinary Studies