Graduate Programs

Graduate Communication Disorders (MS)

Advance your speech-pathology skills on campus

  • 96%

    of students complete their program on time

  • 95%

    of our students passed their Praxis on their first attempt

About the Graduate Communication Disorders MS Program

Ranked among the top graduate programs of its kind nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, Emerson College’s on-campus Communication Disorders MS program will provide you with the academic and hands-on clinical experience to make an impact on the lives of people living with speech, language, swallowing, and hearing disorders. You will be exposed to a variety of clients with speech and language disorders and diverse populations that will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.

Housed in the School of Communication’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, the course of study offers you the opportunity to apply developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, and medical models to the assessment and treatment of a broad range of communication delays and disorders. The program is designed to fulfill the requirements of the American Speech-Language-Hearing (ASHA) Certification.

Program Highlights

  • A close-knit community of faculty and students collaborate in a small-college environment
  • Top scholars, clinicians, and educators in your field will challenge and support you as you approach graduation and beyond
  • Live in the dynamic city of Boston, home to world-renowned medical centers, research institutions, and biotech companies
  • No GRE requirements
  • Classes offered day and night to fit your clinical schedule

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Real-World Experience as a Specialist in Communication Disorders

​​Communication Disorders MS graduate students have ample opportunity to gain real-world learning experience. Here are a few examples:

  • Students get hands-on experience working with different age groups ranging from infants to elder populations.
  • There are exceptional clinical opportunities through more than 120 external placements and our on-campus facility, the Robbins Center.
  • Students can participate in faculty research in our state-of-the-art CSD Research Suite.


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