Curriculum and Program Requirements
In the Emerson CD master’s program, learning takes place through a combination of coursework, direct clinical experience, and discussions with peers and faculty. Through the curriculum you will acquire in-depth knowledge of typical and disordered communication, theories of language development, impairment, and rehabilitation and the ability to apply this knowledge to a wide range of clinical disorders including autism, aphasia, language and literacy, fluency, phonology, articulation, cognition, voice, feeding, and swallowing.
The curriculum takes advantage of our technologically enhanced classrooms and laboratories, the on-site Robbins Speech Language and Hearing Center, as well as a wide variety of off-campus community clinical sites.
|CD 601||Clinical Methods I|
|CD 602||Clinical Methods II|
|CD 603||Clinical Methods III|
|CD 604||Clinical Methods IV|
Taken concurrently with:
|CD 605||Clinical Practicum|
Students must satisfy both (1) the Emerson College requirements that they enroll in at least 5 semesters of Clinical Practica (CD 605) while in the program and (2) the ASHA requirements to accumulate at least 400 hours. These are both minimums and they are independent requirements. To complete the 400 clock hours required by ASHA, 25 hours must be spent in clinical observation and 375 hours must be spent in direct client/patient contact. Of the 375 contact hours, at least 325 must be obtained within the graduate program.
|CD 680||Neurologic Bases of Communication|
|CD 686||Preschool Language Disorders|
|CD 609||Research Methods and Measurements|
|CD 645||Language and Literacy Disabilities|
|CD 635||Speech Sound Disorders|
|CD 689||Audiology in Speech-Language Pathology|
|CD 623||Fluency Disorders|
|CD 650||Motor Speech Disorders|
|CD 677||Voice Disorders|
|CD 684||Augmentative and Alternative Communication|
|CD 692||Cognitive Communicative Disorders|
- Any three 1-credit seminars scheduled during winter and spring intersessions
- A written comprehensive examination in communication disorders (administered twice per year) or a thesis
- A portfolio reflecting the integration of your academic and clinical work