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.

If you're a high school student looking for a rewarding summer academic experience in arts and communication, take a look at our Pre-College Programs.

Interested in opportunities in Los Angeles? See our ELA offerings.

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. Individuals 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. Note: enrollment in courses as a Professional Studies student is separate from admission to a degree program at Emerson College. For information about degree programs at Emerson College, visit Admission.

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Download the Professional Studies Non-Credit Summer Course List (PDF) »

Download the Summer 2015 PSSP Registration Form (PDF) »

Registration for Fall 2014-Spring 2015 courses has closed.

To get an idea of possible Fall course offerings, view our Fall 2014-Spring 2015 Professional Studies course catalog: