Professional Studies & Special Programs

Why Choose Emerson College for Your Professional Development?

  • Convenient. Gain new skills through our evening course offerings.
  • Credible. You'll learn from an accomplished faculty, all of who are established professionals in their fields.
  • Consistent. Nearly 98 percent of our students would recommend our programs to others. This speaks to the quality of all the department's programs, and our track record of successfully fulfilling students' personal and professional goals.

Read about our professional certificate programs or learn about the upcoming courses and programs:

Summer Courses

During the Summer Terms, we offer several options to individuals who have not been admitted to a degree program at Emerson College. Qualified individuals may enroll in credit-bearing courses or non-credit courses or workshops. You must have earned a bachelor's degree to enroll in graduate-level courses and you must have earned a high school diploma to enroll in undergraduate-level courses or workshops. Additional pre-requisites may apply. Note: Enrollment in courses as a Professional Studies student is separate from admission to a degree program at Emerson College. To read about degree programs at Emerson College, visit Admission.

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Fall and Spring Courses

Iindividuals who have earned a high school diploma, and individuals who have completed undergraduate- or graduate-level education may enroll in non-credit courses or workshops at Emerson College. Additional pre-requisites may apply for special programs.

Registration for Fall 2013-Spring 2014 courses has closed.

View our Fall 2013-Spring 2014 Professional Studies course catalog: