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Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Graduate Degrees

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders offers two graduate degree programs that provide students with career-ready skills and the hands-on experience needed to make an immediate impact on people’s lives.

Health Communication

The Master of Arts in Health Communication is a collaborative program with the Tufts University School of Medicine that enables students to close the communication chasm between the fields of science and medicine and the global community. More focused than an MPH and more specialized than a communication degree, the Health Communication program will immerse you in the language of medicine, enabling you to engage in marketing or advocacy activities on behalf of government agencies, drug and biotech companies, research centers, and other organizations.

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Communication Disorders: Speech-Language Pathology

The Master of Science in Communication Disorders program is designed for students interested in pursuing certification and licensure in the field of speech-language pathology. You will receive classroom and hands-on preparation in applying family-focused, developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, and medical models to the assessment and treatment of a broad range of communication disorders and differences. The MS in Communication Disorders program is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top graduate programs of its kind nationwide.

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Communication Sciences and Disroders

Communication Disorders Master's Program Practicum at The Robbins Center

 

Graduate Program Director for Health Communication and Associate Professor Timothy Edgar discusses the courses he teaches.
Gluten Free

Applied Learning Experience: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

A 2010 graduate, Rebecca Panzer came to Emerson’s Health Communication program eager to one day ease the interaction between medicine and the public.

Panzer spent her last year in graduate school in an Applied Learning Experience; she completed a patient study on celiac disease and the gluten-free diet with Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston.

Read about her experience in a four-part blog series »