M.Sc. On Campus

Communication Disorders

Emerson College

24 months
1296 USD/credit 38880 USD/year
1296 USD/credit 38880 USD/year
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Ranked among the top 20 graduate programs of its kind nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, the renowned on-campus Communication Disorders program of Emerson College will provide you with the career-ready skills and hands-on experience you need to make an immediate impact on the lives of people living with communication and speech disorders.


About the Program

Designed for students interested in pursuing certification and licensure in speech-language pathology, the Communication Disorders program of Emerson College gives you the chance to apply developmental, cognitive, psychosocial, behavioral, and medical models to the assessment and treatment of a broad range of communication disorders and differences. You will have access to:

  • Exceptional clinical opportunities through more than 120 external placements and our on-campus facility, the Robbins Center;
  • Participation in faculty research investigating a range of communication disorders across the lifespan;
  • The dynamic city of Boston, home to world-renowned medical centers, research institutions, and biotech companies;
  • A close-knit community of faculty and students collaborating in a small college environment; and
  • Top scholars, clinicians, and educators in your field who will challenge and support you as you approach graduation and beyond.

Attain the clinical expertise that will give you an unmatched career in speech-language pathology.

Careers & Connections

Emerson’s program provides the academic and clinical excellence of a large research university within a small college environment. In Emerson’s small community you will build strong relationships with your peers and with the faculty. As you learn from some of the top scholars, 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.

Emerson is located in the heart of Boston, a city known for its many important medical centers and research facilities. Attending Emerson for graduate work connects you to one of the most dynamic educational and healthcare environments in the country.

After your initial on-campus clinical placement, your clinical education will continue through off-campus placements within the city and surrounding suburbs. Our affiliation with more than 120 external sites allows you to develop your skills in a wide range of settings and form relationships with future potential employers.

Emerson’s program enables students to develop skills in a wide range of settings and make valuable professional connections. The program’s alumni find employment across the entire spectrum of clinical settings working with a variety of clinical populations locally, nationally and globally.

Programme Structure

  • 3 academic courses
  • 1 clinical methods course
  • 1 clinical practicum

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • All non-U.S. transcripts must be sent to a evaluation agency.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson test results.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • There is one required essay for this program that will be submitted with your CSDCAS application.
  • Highly qualified candidates for the on-campus program will be invited to campus for an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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