Application Requirements

To apply to Speech@Emerson, you must hold a bachelor’s degree, in any discipline, from a regionally accredited university or college. If you did not study speech-language pathology during undergrad, we offer foundational courses online to help you prepare for applied graduate-level study.

Depending on your academic background, you may need to take and pass foundational courses (with a grade of “B” or better ) before enrolling in applied graduate courses.

In addition to the online application, you must submit the following to apply:

Official Transcripts

Official transcripts are required from any institution where you earned a degree, took more than 12 credits, or took foundational courses. All non-US transcripts must be sent to an evaluation agency and should include a course-by-course evaluation, GPA, and degree equivalency.

All official transcripts should be submitted electronically through or by mail to the following address:

Emerson College
Application Processing Center
PO Box 30096 005-001
College Station, TX 77842

Please note: To be considered an official transcript, the transcript must be sent directly from your institution(s) or through an electronic transcript vendor retained by that institution. Transcripts submitted by enrolled or prospective students are considered unofficial documents, even if they are in a sealed envelope provided to you by the issuing university.


You must submit a current résumé that includes relevant professional and volunteer experience.

Official GRE Scores

GRE scores are required for admission. GRE waivers are available to applicants who already hold a graduate degree. If you are not a native English speaker, you will also need to submit scores for one of the following English language proficiency tests: TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson.

Please Note: 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.

Letters of Recommendation

You must submit three letters of recommendation from people best able to assess your educational and professional qualifications for academic study and clinical work as a speech-language pathologist, including your motivations, goals, and clinical potential.


You must submit an essay that answers the following prompt: Reflecting on your work, life, and educational experiences, describe how you decided to pursue a career in communication disorders/speech-language pathology.


An interview, which will be scheduled following the submission of your online application, is required for admission and will be scheduled by your admissions counselor. The interview will be conducted over video, recorded, and included in your completed application.

Application Fee

The application fee for the program is $75, and it is nonrefundable.

Take the Next Step

Apply now to take the next step toward becoming a speech-language pathologist with a Master of Science in Communication Disorders.

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