Communication Sciences and Disorders


Lorraine Book, PhD, CCC-SLP
Interim Chair and SLP Graduate Program Director

Sandra Cleveland, AuD, CCC-A
Associate Clinical Professor and AuD Program Director

MS in Speech-Language Pathology Program
226 Forsyth Building
617.373.2239 (fax)
Lorraine Book, SLP Graduate Program Director,

Doctor of Audiology Program
226 Forsyth Building
617.373.8756 (fax)
Sandra Cleveland, AuD Program Director,

We are a learning community in which faculty and students support each other’s learning across the life span. Our department mission is to educate students to the highest levels of professionalism, consistent with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Northeastern University accreditation standards and Massachusetts licensure requirements; to provide them with an interprofessional and practice-oriented education in our urban university environment; to provide them with research experiences based on the highest standards of scientific knowledge; to provide them with clinical experiences with clients, patients, and families from a diverse population base using an evidence-informed practice approach; to evaluate their progress using both formative and summative assessment measures.

Our faculty engage in continuous learning both inside and outside the department to be current in recent research and to contribute to that knowledge base. They use, develop, and address in their teaching technology that improves the hearing, communication, respiration, and swallowing skills of individuals at a variety of age and skill levels.

Master of Science (MS)