Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

Communication Disorders (MS)

How Emerson Prepares Sammy Sussman for A Career in Communications Sciences and Disorders

MS candidate in Communication Sciences and Disorders Sammy Sussman gives you a sneak peek into what she learns in her program, why she chose Emerson, and what her future plans are. (Filmed and edited by Emerson students.)

In the MS program in Communication Disorders, you will investigate human communication and its disorders based on the complex interactions of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Through research, academics, and clinical applications, you will gain the knowledge and skills to engage successfully and ethically in the professional workplace.

The program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Your program of study will be planned in accordance with the degree requirements of Emerson College and the academic and clinical requirements for the Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology of ASHA.

World-Class Opportunities in a Close-Knit Community

Emerson’s program provides the academic and clinical excellence of a large research university within a small college environment. Coursework and clinical experiences in areas ranging from early intervention, feeding problems, speech, language, and swallowing disorders to aphasia and cognitive communicative disorders enable you to work with pediatric, school-age, adult, and geriatric populations.

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Exceptional Clinical Experience

As an Emerson student, you will be provided with the vital technical sophistication necessary to excel in your field both on and off campus. Through on-campus clinical placements that begin in the first semester, you will learn teamwork, counseling skills, and how to best serve a multicultural urban population.

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Distinguished Faculty

Perhaps what you may find most beneficial within Emerson’s small community is your relationship with your professors. As you learn from some of the best clinicians and educators in the field, you will be challenged and supported in a welcoming yet rigorous academic environment. Our highly accessible and supportive instructors bring significant professional experience to the classroom, having contributed seminal research, textbooks, and clinical work to the discipline.

Meet our graduate clinical directors and our clinical faculty »

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The master's program in speech-language pathology at Emerson College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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