Emerson College LogoStudents with all levels of experience in the speech-language pathology (SLP) field can earn a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from Emerson College from all over the United States. The online Speech@Emerson program prepares aspiring SLPs to pursue certification as generalist practitioners who work with people of any age with the full range of communicative challenges.

Speech@Emerson offers the same evidence-based speech-language pathology curriculum as the on-campus program in Boston, Massachusetts, which is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report (2018). Both graduate-level and prerequisite courses are taught online by Emerson faculty, many of whom are practicing SLPs.

The online program is offered both full time and part time and can be completed in as few as 20 months. Multiple start dates are offered annually, and the admissions committee reviews applications on a rolling basis so aspiring SLPs can start making an immediate impact in clients’ lives.


Program Highlights

  • Weekly online classes: With an average size of 15 students, online class sessions enable students to interact with their professors and peers living across the country in a personalized, collaborative, discussion-based setting.
  • Clinical placements and immersions: Students gain hands-on skills at two in-person visits to Emerson’s Boston campus during which they participate in academic and clinical experiences. They also participate in multiple clinical placements approved by Emerson faculty. Field placement specialists work with students to identify suitable placements where they can gain real-world experience in a range of settings treating clients with complex disorders.
  • The faculty who teach in the online program are the same as those who teach on campus. Most Speech@Emerson instructors are currently practicing as SLPs, and full-time faculty have advanced degrees in their field. Emerson faculty view students as colleagues and collaborators and are deeply invested in each student’s success. Faculty are easily accessible and make time to get to know their students personally, providing the individual support each student needs to grow as a confident clinician.



Emerson College is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). The on-campus Master of Science in Communication Disorders program is fully accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Emerson’s Speech@Emerson online program offers a Master of Science in Communication Disorders degree. The Distance Education component is pending accreditation from the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700. The Distance Education component of the program will not be available until CAA approval has been received.


Visit the Speech@Emerson website to request more information about Emerson’s online CSD program.

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