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Graduate Admission

Tuition & Expenses

An investment in an Emerson education is an investment in a lifetime of professional achievement.

Like most students looking seriously at Emerson College, you appreciate our unique focus on communication and the arts. The cost of attending is certainly one of the factors we know you’ll be weighing, and we think we’re a great value.


Tuition

Tuition for graduate students is based on a per credit cost. For most programs, there is great flexibility in the number of courses you take each semester, allowing you to budget according to your needs. We have an institutional commitment to making an Emerson education a valuable and affordable option—charging less for tuition than most of our top competitors. Tuition is usually set in early March for the following academic year. See current tuition costs »

Program Length and Total Credits

Communication Disorders

Total credits: 54
Duration: Full-time only, 2 years (including 1 to 2 summers)

Integrated Marketing Communication

Total credits: 40
Duration: Full-time, 2 years; part-time, 3 years

Communication Management

Total credits: 40
Duration: Full-time, 1.5–2 years; part-time, 2.5–3 years

Journalism

Total credits: 44
Duration: Full-time only, 2 years

Creative Writing

Total credits: 52
Duration: Full-time, 2.5 years; part-time, 3.5 years

Media Art

Total credits: 64
Duration: Full-time only, 3 years

Global Marketing Communication and Advertising

Total credits: 40
Duration: Full-time only, 1 calendar year

Publishing and Writing

Total credits: 40
Duration: Full-time, 2 years; part-time, 2.5–3 years

Health Communication

Total credits: 40
Duration: Full-time, 2 years; part-time, 3 years

Theatre Education

Total credits: 40
Duration: Full-time, 1.5–2 years; part-time, 2.5–3 years


Fees

In order to support you during your time at Emerson College, there are a few fees required of our enrolled students. More information »


Living Costs

While a bit pricier than other parts of the country, relocating to Boston is not cost prohibitive. Learn more about the estimated cost of living in Boston including rent, utilities, food budget, and entertainment. More information »