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Application Deadlines

Fall Term* December 15

*For official term start dates please review our Academic Calendar.

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Admission Requirements

  • CSDCAS online application
    • Once we receive your verified CSDCAS application, you will receive an email that confirms the receipt of your application and invites you to set up an account in the Emerson College Application Portal. 
    • If you are an Emerson undergraduate student applying to the program, use this Application Form, not the CSDCAS application.
  • Official transcripts
    • Official transcript requirements must be sent to CSDCAS at the below address:
      • CSDCAS Verification Department
        P.O. Box 9113
        Watertown, MA 02471

    • Once you are accepted into the Communication Disorders program, Emerson College also requires a copy of your official transcripts
  • GRE test scores
    • We are not requiring GRE test scores at this time.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • From persons best able to assess academic and professional qualifications, including motivations, goals, and clinical potential for future work as a speech-language pathologist
  • Admission Essay: 2 pages, double-spaced (500 words) to be submitted with your CSDCAS application.  
    • The essay is an opportunity for you to demonstrate self-reflection. Discuss your personal and academic strengths and identify areas of growth. Reflect on how your strengths will help you grow and contribute to your success as a graduate student and professional
  • Interview
    • Highly qualified candidates will be invited to interview.
  • English Proficiency
    • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson test results.

View our graduate admission policies

International Applicants

  • This program supports the issuance of an I-20 for the full duration of the on-campus portion of the program to learn more about applying for an I-20 you can preview the information here. No documentation is required until after you have been admitted. 
  • International Student Checklist

Current Emerson Undergraduate Applicants

We are proud to offer an early admission deadline and application fee waiver to current graduating seniors. Undergraduate students of any major are encouraged to apply.

Dates to Know

  • The early admission deadline is November 1
  • Applicants will be notified in December if they received early admission.
  • Applicants who do not receive early admission will still be considered for regular admission with no further action required.

Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 3.3 to apply.
  • Undergraduate student application requirements are the same as the regular admissions requirements stated above except for the letters of recommendation, which are outlined below.
  • Letters of recommendation requirements:
    • Current Emerson CSD Students: 2 letters of recommendation. Your recommenders must be from the Emerson CSD program.
    • All other Emerson Undergraduate Students: 3 letters of recommendation. 2 of your recommenders must be from Emerson faculty.
      • Recommendations may be emailed to gradadmission [at] emerson.edutitle="Email gradadmission [at]" or sent to: Office of Graduate Admission, Walker 530, 120 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116


Note: Emerson Undergraduate students should apply using this link.

I was drawn to Emerson’s Communications Disorders program because of the amazing clinical opportunities. I wanted to gain experience working with a range of clients, and the Robbins Center, the on-campus clinic, offers me those opportunities.