Due to the demands of the online program, you are not able to work full time if you are enrolled in the 5-term track. You may be able to work part time if you are enrolled in the 9-term track. For either track, it is not possible to work while completing clinical placements since field experience requires a commitment of three to five days per week.
The tables below represent a typical breakdown of how you can expect to dedicate your time to Speech@Emerson each semester.
The time spent in each semester indicates weekly time commitment. Coursework sections are estimates and may vary from student to student.
Time Commitment for In-Person Learning Experiences
As a student in the 5-term or 9-term track, you are required to be at your clinical placement three to five days per week for six to eight hours per day during the 15-week practicum.
You will also attend two weekend-long immersions (Thursday–Sunday) at Emerson’s Boston campus where you’ll have the opportunity to practice hands-on application of concepts learned in class under the supervision of faculty and staff.
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