Designed for aspiring speech-language pathologists (SLPs) from all academic backgrounds, Speech@Emerson aims to prepare students to assess and treat people living with a variety of speech, language, and swallowing disorders. Speech-language pathologists can be found in schools, private practices, hospitals, and rehabilitation settings. SLPs work to improve the lives of infants, children, and adults and can make an immediate, life-changing impact by delivering essential care and support to help people overcome communication challenges.
The Speech@Emerson program offers the same curriculum as the College's highly ranked on-campus master's program, including coursework in typical and disordered communication and swallowing. Both programs focus on evidence-based practice and a family-centered approach to intervention. A master's degree and certification is required for SLPs to practice in the field. Speech@Emerson is designed to be that graduate degree and to prepare students to pursue certification.
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"Our nationally ranked on-campus graduate program has been dedicated to helping people overcome communication challenges for more than 80 years. We're incredibly excited to be able to broaden access to our program with Speech@Emerson to help meet the nation's growing need for qualified speech-language pathologists. Students will be taught by the same exceptional Emerson faculty and learn the same curriculum delivered in our on-campus program," said Associate Professor and Department Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders
The Speech@Emerson online degree program matches the quality and rigor of its equivalent degree program on the
Speech@Emerson couples innovative online learning with in-person clinical fieldwork in students' communities. During their community-based clinical placements, students will work alongside an experienced clinical supervisor and apply the skills and concepts learned in class in real-world settings. Students will also visit Emerson's
Speech@Emerson accepts applications from students with and without a background in communication disorders and will offer prerequisite coursework in
Speech@Emerson can be completed on a full-time basis in as few as 20 months and on a part-time basis in as few as 36 months. The next application deadline for Speech@Emerson is
Speech@Emerson is a Domestic Graduate Program for 2U; the partnership was signed in 2017.
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