Accreditation and Licensure

Accreditation

The master’s in Communication Disorders education program in speech language pathology at Emerson College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 2200 Research Boulevard, #310, Rockville, MD 20850, 800-498-2071 or 301-296-5700.

Licensure

Emerson College's Communication Disorders program prepares students to work as speech-language pathologists. Speech-language pathologists work with the full range of human communication and swallowing disorders for individuals young and old. They work in many different healthcare, educational, and research settings with varying roles, responsibilities, and client populations.

This program leads to eligibility for Massachusetts State licensure as a speech-language pathologist. Students may also be eligible for licensure in other states outside of Massachusetts; however, licensure requirements differ from state to state.

Most state licensing boards require a master’s degree, testing, and potentially additional post-graduate coursework/supervised clinical experience requirements. We encourage students to research the requirements specific to their resident state. Information about state-by-state licensure requirements can be found on the ASHA website.