Academic Departments

Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders

CSD Commitment to Racial Equity

Emerson College’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders joins our voice with all those calling for an end to race-based injustice and systemic racism.

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About the Department

Every basic interaction with friends, family, and co-workers depends on the ability to communicate effectively. Helping people overcome challenges associated with speech, language, and other communication disorders provides the framework for an amazing career.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders combines academic learning with clinical experience to prepare you for a meaningful and rewarding career in speech-language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, or related disciplines. Our Undergraduate Program immerses you in skills and environments that provide a solid framework for further study or a job in the field after graduation. The department’s long-time, on-campus Graduate Program is nationally ranked and has close to a 100% employment rate. Our newest online master’s program, Speech@Emerson, offers the same curriculum as our on-campus program with the flexibility of pursuing your degree without having to leave your home state.

Real-world, collaborative training opportunities abound at Emerson. For our on-campus students, this includes our on-campus Robbins Center, which provides evaluation and treatment services for children and adults with communication disorders and differences. These experiences are augmented by clinical fieldwork at any of more than 100 clinical sites in the greater Boston area. For our online Speech@Emerson students, our team of dedicated placement specialists will help you find local sites within our national partner network where you can experience hands-on training. Guided by the exceptionally committed experts on Emerson’s faculty, your training will qualify you to make a tangible, positive difference in the lives of others.

The CSD Executive Committee, which administers the program, consists of: