Academic life at Emerson College spans across a number of schools, labs, and centers. Undergraduate and graduate programs are housed in the School of the Arts, School of Communication, and Marlboro Institute. The College also supports research and scholarship in the areas of civic engagement and media design, comedy, and communication disorders through our labs and centers.
Our students are writers, comedians, actors, filmmakers, and more. We help them hone their crafts. The School of the Arts houses the Performing Arts, Visual and Media Arts, and Writing, Literature, and Publishing departments.
Here students learn to become speech-language pathologists, speechwriters, journalists, and entrepreneurs. The School of Communication houses the departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Communication Studies, Journalism, and Marketing Communication.
A strong liberal arts foundation enables our students to examine the world across diverse disciplines and perspectives that add depth and intellectual perspective to their studies.
The Engagement Lab is an applied research and design lab dedicated to reimagining civic engagement for a digital culture.
Through innovative curricula, resources, and outreach, the Center for Comedic Arts fosters an academic comedy community that welcomes students, alumni, and working professionals alike.
Since opening in 1953, the Robbins Center has provided evaluation and treatment for children and adults with communication problems as well as support programs for family members and caregivers. The Robbins Center is also the primary clinical training facility associated with the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Research in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) focuses on the emergence, use, loss and re-acquisition of human communication and swallowing skills across the lifespan, as well linguistic and cultural differences in how individuals communicate. Much of this research is carried out in our new state-of-the-art CSD Research Suite. Emerson undergraduate and graduate students are strongly encouraged to become involved in faculty research.