Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Careers & Internships in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication disorders is one of the fastest-growing career specialties in the nation, according to sources such as Newsweek and Forbes.

Communication Sciences & Disorders (BS) Graduates

Our recent Communication Sciences and Disorders undergraduates have found many professional opportunities—not only in the field of communication disorders, but also in the related fields of education, deaf and special education, public health, social work, and health communication.

Communication Sciences & Disorders (MS) Graduates

The MS in Communication Disorders graduate program is nationally ranked and has a 100% employment rate. Our affiliation with more than 120 external placements at rehabilitation facilities; private practices; public, private, or special schools’ early intervention centers; and acute care hospitals allows our students to develop skills in a wide range of settings and form relationships with future potential employers.

Learn more about our exceptional clinical experiences on and off campus »

Health Communication (MA) Graduates

Virtually all of our health communication students find employment in the field within months of graduation.

Common career paths include:

  • Health communication directors
  • Marketing specialists
  • Campaign strategists
  • Health advocates
  • Communication experts in various healthcare settings

Learn more about our healthcare industry connections and career opportunities in health communication »


Career Resources

Marketing Public Health

Part of Emerson’s Health Communication program, Professor Tim Edgar’s social marketing course created a campaign to stop teens from texting while driving. Edgar lent the campaign to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and The Boston Globe highlighted the class in a recent article and online video.

Watch the Globe video here »

CSD - Communication Disorders - Jena Casbon MS '05 Video

Meet Alumna Jena Casbon

Jena Casbon, MS '05, discusses how Emerson prepared her for a career as a speech-language pathologist. Watch »