Earn Your Master of Science in Communication Disorders Online

Complete in as Few as 20 Months

Speech@Emerson features the same curriculum and faculty as our on-campus program, ranked #32 by U.S. News & World Report (2020).¹

Learn More About the Online Program

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Help Your Clients Find Their Voices

Emerson College is devoted to communication and the arts, and the online MS in Communication Disorders program directly reflects our college’s mission to inspire students to create and communicate with clarity, integrity, and conviction.

Bachelor's Required

Five- and Nine-Term Tracks Available

No GRE Required for All 2021 Cohorts

Many testing facilities have been closed due to the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, Speech@Emerson is waiving the GRE requirement for all 2021 cohort applicants.

Speech-language pathologist is ranked No. 8 on U.S. News & World Report’s 100 Best Jobs list.²

Enter a Growing Field

Employment for speech-language pathologists is projected to grow 27 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.³

Upon graduation, you will be prepared to pursue ASHA certification as a speech-language pathologist, working with individuals who have various disorders, including:

● Autism spectrum disorders
● Aphasia

● Phonological and articulation disorders
● Swallowing problems

“There is so much we can do as speech pathologists, including helping people learn/regain the ability to communicate and helping them eat and swallow safely. We can be part of real improvement to their safety and quality of life.”

—Lauren Gertsmann


¹Best Speech Pathologist Schools. (2020). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved April 2020, from https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-health-schools/pathology-rankings
²100 Best Jobs. (2020). U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved October 2019, from https://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/rankings/the-100-best-jobs
³U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2019). Occupational Outlook Handbook: Speech-Language Pathologists. Retrieved October 2019, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/speech-language-pathologists.htm