Real-world, collaborative training opportunities abound at Emerson. For our on-campus students, this includes Emerson’s Robbins Center, which provides evaluation and treatment for children and adults with communication disorders and differences. These experiences are augmented by clinical fieldwork at any of more than 100 clinical sites in the greater Boston area. For our online Speech@Emerson students, our team of dedicated placement specialists will help you find local sites within our national partner network where you can experience hands-on training. Guided by the exceptionally committed experts on Emerson’s faculty, your training will qualify you to make a tangible, positive difference in the lives of others.
Ranked among the top graduate programs of its kind nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, our renowned on-campus Master of Sciences in Communication Disorders (M.S.) will provide you with the career-ready skills and hands-on experience you need to make an immediate impact on the lives of people living with communication, speech, language and hearing disorders.
Designed for students interested in pursuing certification and licensure in speech-language pathology, this program gives you the chance to apply developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, and medical models to the assessment and treatment of a broad range of communication disorders and differences.
The Master of Science (M.S.) education program in speech-language pathology (residential and distance education) at Emerson College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.
Any concerns specific to the program's accreditation status should first be addressed to the program and Emerson College and then to the CAA.
Students who wish to have classroom-related course concerns addressed are expected to follow the Informal Grievance Process.
Last updated November 6, 2023.
Student Outcome Data
We are proud to share some statistics regarding our on-campus and online master's students.
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers an on-campus graduate degree program that provides students with career-ready skills and the hands-on experience needed to make an immediate impact on people’s lives.
Students receive classroom and hands-on preparation in applying family-focused, developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, and medical models to the assessment and treatment of a broad range of communication disorders and differences. We welcome students applying from a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs. Our diverse pool of applicants includes those who have not completed their undergraduate studies in communication disorders.
Students interested in the Online Communication Disorders (MS) program should visit the Speech@Emerson website.