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Who Should Apply?

Students in our Communication Disorders MS program are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of others. They are passionate about supporting clients in their communication and life participation. We accept students with or without experience in the field, creating a diverse community of students with a rich variety of perspectives. As a generalist program, Emerson’s Communication Disorders program is perfect for the student who is unsure what clinical setting or population they want to pursue after graduation. Our student clinicians train across a variety of clinical settings and work with a wide spectrum of populations, giving them flexibility with their careers as speech-language pathologists.

Application Deadlines

Communication Disorders (On-Campus)

Fall 2024

  • Final: January 5
  • Priority: Not offered
  • Regular: Not offered
  • Late: Not offered

Communication Disorders (On-Campus, Current Emerson Undergraduate Students)

Fall 2024

  • Priority: Not offered
  • Regular: November 1
  • Late: Not offered

*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
  • Resume
    • Include your professional and educational history.
  • Admission Essay: 2 pages, double-spaced 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

  • 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] (gradadmission[at]emerson[dot]edu) 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.