As an Emerson student, you will be provided with the vital technical sophistication necessary to excel in your field both on and off campus.
Clinical Training & Supervision
Here at Emerson, we have individual and group therapy rooms for children and adults, a digital recording suite wired to cameras in every therapy room, an audio and video transcription lab, a therapy preparation room, an audiologic testing suite, a speech science lab, fully mediated classrooms, and labs featuring computer-based treatment software.
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. Under clinical faculty supervision, you will take on the responsibilities of a professional speech-language pathologist while earning your degree, developing treatment plans and conducting both individual and group therapy sessions.
In a World-Class City
Within the city of Boston and its surrounding suburbs, you will be connected to one of the most dynamic educational and healthcare environments in the country. Emerson is near the city's renowned medical centers and research facilities. Once you master an appropriate level of clinical competency on campus, you will continue your clinical education through off-campus placements.
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 you to develop your skills in a wide range of settings and form relationships with future potential employers.
Recent Placement Opportunities
Communication Disorders (MS) AT A GLANCE
Students usually complete the degree in two years (including one or two summer sessions).
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.