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 »

Career Resources

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 »

Katie O'Neil

Katie O'Neil '09, '11

An Inside Look into the Undergraduate and Graduate Programs

Katie O'Neil '09, '11 reveals why she chose speech pathology and how giving her students communication tools makes her feel. Watch now »