Graduate Admission

Merit-based Fellowships

Emerson College awards fellowships to applicants who are judged to be exceptionally well-qualified for graduate study based upon their comprehensive academic credentials, including professional promise and past academic excellence. Each program’s faculty review committee selects the recipients, and awards range from $5,000 per semester to full tuition.

Fellowship awardees must maintain full-time student status (8 or more credits) during all semesters for which you receive the award EXCEPT the final semester prior to graduation. Part-time status is permitted for that semester. No fellowship will be awarded for more than the cost of tuition (if part-time in the semester prior to graduation). All applicants who complete their admission application by the deadline will be automatically reviewed for consideration. There is no additional paperwork to fill out.

Find your program of interest below for award amounts and duration.


Communication Disorders

Presidential Fellowship: $28,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for four semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $20,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for four semesters


Communication Management

Presidential Fellowship: $21,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $15,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters


Creative Writing

Full-Tuition Emerson Fellowship: Full tuition
awarded for six semesters

Presidential Fellowship: $42,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for six semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $30,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for six semesters


Global Marketing Communication and Advertising

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $10,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for two semesters


Health Communication

Presidential Fellowship: $21,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $15,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters


Integrated Marketing Communication

Presidential Fellowship: $21,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $15,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters


Journalism

Presidential Fellowship: $28,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for four semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $20,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for four semesters


Media Art

Full-Tuition Fellowship: Full tuition
awarded for six semesters

Half-Tuition Fellowship: Half tuition
awarded for six semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $30,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for six semesters


Publishing and Writing

Presidential Fellowship: $21,000
$7,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $15,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for three semesters


Theatre Education

Graduate Dean’s Fellowship: $20,000
$5,000 per semester, awarded for four semesters