Emerson College

Introduction

About Emerson

Emerson College is internationally recognized as the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts.

Through a variety of programs offered in flexible formats, Emerson's creative learning environment allows you to turn your passion into a professional pursuit.

Energized by engagement with the creative life of Boston and Los Angeles, our students are independent minds from diverse backgrounds who develop their own personal voice and expertise in professions that profoundly shape society and culture in the 21st century.

Mission and Vision

Emerson College offers educational programs that prepare graduate men and women to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in communication and the arts and to pursue scholarship and work that brings innovation to these disciplines.

Established in 1880 as a small, regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, coeducational, and multifaceted degree-granting institution with a liberal arts rather than conservatory orientation. But our mission and focus remain largely the same as it was in 1880: to explore and push the boundaries of communication, art, and culture and, thereby, to contribute to the advancement of society.


Notable Alumni

Many of our 37,000+ alumni remain active participants in the life of Emerson. Although concentrated in Massachusetts, California, and New York, Emersonians can be found working in virtually every major media, entertainment, or arts enterprise across the country.

Campuses & Facilities

Emerson College’s main campus is located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, at the gateway of the city’s Theatre District and in close proximity to cultural centers, media outlets, and public transportation. The College also has facilities in Los Angeles. Explore and learn more about each of these locations by clicking the links below, or take a Virtual Tour of our Boston Campus now.

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  • Boston Campus

    Emerson’s epicenter is located at the intersections of Boylston and Tremont streets at the southeast end of Boston Common. The gold dome of the Massachusetts State House can be seen from many vantage points on campus and the subway stops at our front door.

    GET TO KNOW BOSTON

  • Emerson Los Angeles (ELA)

    Located in the heart of Hollywood, ELA is an award-winning facility that houses up to 217 students and contains classrooms, offices, an auditorium, screening room, audio and video labs, performance and rehearsal studios, and more.

    EXPLORE ELA

Graduate Student Tuition & Fees

The bill will reflect all costs charged to the student's account. These include tuition, board, and fees noted on the cost chart below, plus miscellaneous charges like transportation fees and finance charges, if applicable.

Charge Description of Charge Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Annual
Tuition Full-time (8 credits per semester)
Full-time (12 credits per semester)
Per credit
Audit per credit
$10,008
$15,012
$1,251
$30
$10,008
$15,012
$1,251
$30
$20,016
$30,024
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-
Board Commuter Meal Plan TBD TBD TBD
Fees Health Insurance
Graduate Student Services Fee (Full-time)
Graduate Student Services Fee (Part-time)
International Student (new students only)
Late Registration
Academic Course
$2,694
$312
$116
$155
$50
varied
**
$312
$116
$155**
$50
varied
-
$624
$232
-
-
varied


*Will be determined at a later date.
**Assessed only for new students entering in the Spring semester.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MA

MA in Civic Media: Art and Practice

Campus 1 year September 2018 USA Boston

Civic Media: Art and Practice (CMAP) is a one-year intensive applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with potential community stakeholders from the outset and work with those organizations as you formulate your thesis project. [+]

Program Details

Civic Media: Art and Practice (CMAP) is a one-year intensive applied research MA program housed in Emerson’s Engagement Lab. In contrast to traditional coursework, you’ll connect with potential community stakeholders from the outset and work with those organizations as you formulate your thesis project.

The CMAP program responds to the burgeoning landscape of media and technology with a program that is applied, embedded in communities, and represents a deviation from the traditional way a graduate higher education program works. The program is design-oriented and requires the building of technologies, games, public art installations, participatory storytelling platforms, and other processes and practices that support the ambitions of the cohort.... [-]


MA in Journalism

Online & Campus Combined 13 months September 2018 USA Boston

There's no more challenging and exciting a time in journalism than now. At Emerson, you will learn the core values of a profession that’s crucial to democracy even as you learn to meet the demands of professional multimedia storytelling. And there’s no better way to learn than to do. From the very beginning of the program, you will hit the streets and report, producing stories in text, audio, and video. [+]

Develop Professional Multimedia Skills

There's no more challenging and exciting a time in journalism than now. At Emerson, you will learn the core values of a profession that’s crucial to democracy even as you learn to meet the demands of professional multimedia storytelling. And there’s no better way to learn than to do. From the very beginning of the program, you will hit the streets and report, producing stories in text, audio, and video.

An Accelerated Format

Jump start your career with our 13-month, skills-oriented curriculum. With four of the ten courses (40 credits total) required for the degree online, you will have more flexibility in your busy schedule to complete your coursework when and where it is convenient for you.... [-]


MA in Public Relations

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years September 2018 USA Boston + 1 more

In addition to honing speaking, writing, listening, and negotiating skills, the Public Relations MA program teaches you how to use social media platforms, analytics, and mobile applications so you can effectively reach your audience. [+]

Program Summary

In addition to honing speaking, writing, listening, and negotiating skills, the Public Relations MA program teaches you how to use social media platforms, analytics, and mobile applications so you can effectively reach your audience.

In Demand in Today's Market

In a marketplace flooded with information, every organization wants its message to be heard above the noise. That’s why there is such a high demand for skilled communication professionals who can craft and execute compelling communication strategies. Our graduates of the Public Relations program have pursued careers in a wide variety of industries and occupations. No matter your focus area—pharmaceuticals, health and fitness, political campaigns, entertainment, hospitality, financial services, technology or government organizations—a Public Relations degree will have a sustained value during any economic cycle.... [-]


MA in Publishing and Writing

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 3 years September 2018 USA Boston + 1 more

Pursuing a career in publishing? Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emerson’s prestigious Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing will help you succeed in this ever-vital, ever-changing field. [+]

About the Program

Pursuing a career in publishing? Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emerson’s prestigious Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing will help you succeed in this ever-vital, ever-changing field.

You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry with the flexibility to take classes in a variety of areas, including book, magazine, and electronic publishing courses, customizing the program to meet your interests. With the support and guidance of our award-winning faculty, you will master:

Writing for print and online magazines Book and magazine design and production Publishing for tablets, e-readers, and mobile devices Web design and publishing Publicity and marketing Developmental, line, and copy editing Acquisition skills The Art & Business of Writing ... [-]

MA in Strategic Communication for Marketing

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 USA Boston

Our Strategic Communication for Marketing program prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers in marketing and communications on both the agency side and the client side, giving you the unique capacity to apply your marketing skills in virtually any industry worldwide. [+]

Program Details

Our Strategic Communication for Marketing program prepares graduates for a diverse range of careers in marketing and communications on both the agency side and the client side, giving you the unique capacity to apply your marketing skills in virtually any industry worldwide.

As a student in the Strategic Communication for Marketing program, you'll have a chance to:

Conduct research and analyze data to identify marketing challenges and opportunities Develop marketing and communication plans that connect to measurable business objectives and integrate elements of digital advertising, social media, PR, promotion, branding, direct marketing, and more Customize your program through electives based on your interests and experiences Collaborate and create persuasive presentations that demonstrate how your plans will positively influence an organization’s standing in the markets served Program Options ... [-]

MA in Theatre Education

Campus Full time Part time 1.5 - 2.5 years September 2018 USA Boston + 1 more

Learn the art of teaching—and the teaching of art—with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education. As one of the largest programs in the country, we’ll prepare you to create both theatre and learning experiences that transform lives and communities. With two tracks of study, Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community, our courses integrate theory and reflective practice and give you the opportunity to develop skills and expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in the arts, and the practices of applied drama and theatre. [+]

About the Program

Learn the art of teaching—and the teaching of art—with our Master of Arts in Theatre Education. As one of the largest programs in the country, we’ll prepare you to create both theatre and learning experiences that transform lives and communities. With two tracks of study, Theatre Teacher Education or Theatre and Community, our courses integrate theory and reflective practice and give you the opportunity to develop skills and expand your knowledge in the art of theatre, the principles of teaching and learning in the arts, and the practices of applied drama and theatre. As a part of the program, any student can earn initial licensure in Massachusetts as a theatre teacher for Pre-K through Grade 12. Graduates of our MA in Theatre Education go on to:... [-]


MFA in Creative Writing

Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 USA Boston + 1 more

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education. MFA students at Emerson College engage with one another not only in the classroom but also in the greater cultural environment of Boston itself. [+]

Why Emerson College?

The MFA in Creative Writing program at Emerson College fosters a community of poets, fiction and creative nonfiction writers, editors, publishers and teachers. We are based in the heart of downtown Boston, historically a center of intellectual inquiry, creative endeavor, and innovation in education. MFA students at Emerson College engage with one another not only in the classroom but also in the greater cultural environment of Boston itself.

Learn more about Program Requirements and Curriculum »

The MFA at a Glance

As one of the longest-running creative writing MFA programs in the country, Emerson’s Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing has attracted a faculty that is diverse in their capacities and adept in their fields. Nonfiction faculty members practice and teach the literary essay, memoir, biography, long-form narrative journalism, and opinion and arts commentary, making Emerson one of the most varied and challenging nonfiction programs nationwide. The fiction faculty is distinguished in all forms—the novel, novella, short story, and the short-short story. Our poetry faculty includes formalists as well as free-verse poets, with courses in the forms of poetry, translation, and the poetic sequence. A distinguishing feature of our MFA is the opportunity for students to have a translation/global engagement focus on their degree. MFA students can count on the mentoring of our faculty members during and after completing the program.... [-]


MFA in Film and Media Art

Campus 2 - 3 years September 2018 USA Boston

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works. [+]

Program Summary

The MFA in Film & Media Art program seeks talented and ambitious students at all levels offering three entry points.

Our unique program provides students of all levels with the opportunity to develop as engaged and versatile creative professionals and media artists. Students will work with image and sound to entertain, inform, persuade, and challenge, using both traditional and emergent media forms. They will develop an understanding of the disciplines of film, video, audio, and interactive media production, bringing this understanding to bear on traditional and convergent media works.

The MFA in Film and Media Art is a terminal degree for students who wish to pursue careers as media production professionals and artists, or who want to teach at the college or university level. Students are able to explore a variety of media production genres—computer animation, documentary, experimental media, fiction narrative, installation, interactive art, and sound design—with a degree program that provides foundational knowledge in the use of media technologies, theory, critical and historical context, and media business while offering a set of courses of advanced training and mentorship in their specific area of interest.... [-]


Contact

Emerson College

Address 120 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Website http://www.emerson.edu/graduate-programs