Graduate Admission

Tuition Cost

Tuition is a major factor when deciding on the right academic institution. We want to be as transparent as possible and we are glad to provide you with a clear understanding of the anticipated costs of an Emerson education. Since tuition is credit-based, each program has a varying total tuition cost for completing your degree. We offer a variety of financial support options, including fellowships.

Fall 2014–Spring 2015 Tuition & Fees Chart

Your bill will reflect all costs charged to your student 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 2014 Spring 2015 Total
Tuition Full-time (8 credits per semester) $9,160 $9,160 $18,320
Full-time (12 credits per semester) $13,740 $13,740 $27,480
Per credit $1,145 $1,145 -
Audit per credit $27 $27 -
Board Commuter Meal Plan


N/A priced per plan
Fees Health Insurance $2706 $1675* -
Graduate Student Services Fee $285 $285 $570
International Student (new students only) $136 $136* -
Late Registration $50 $50 -
Academic Course varied varied varied
*Assessed for new students who enroll Spring semester

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Tuition Explanation

All graduate tuition is assessed on a per credit basis. Graduate students typically take 8 or 12 credits (2 or 3 classes) per semester, hence tuition rates are provided for both credit loads in the above chart. For example, if you take 4 credits, your tuition would be $1,145 x 4, or $4,580.

If you do not register for the semester before the billing process, you will receive an estimated bill. This bill assumes you will register for 8 credits and lists charges accordingly. If you register for more or fewer than 8 credits, your final amount due will change.

Board & Fees

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Billing Schedule

Emerson College generates electronic tuition statements once a semester.  Statements can be viewed through TouchNet by logging in as a student through eCommon, or as an Authorized User.  Email notifications will be sent to students and their Authorized Users each time a new tuition statement has been uploaded.

  • Fall semester statements are available in late June and are due August 1.
  • Spring semester statements are available in early December and are due January 3.
  • Please adhere to the billing due date to avoid having your registration terminated.  Students with unresolved account balances will automatically be deregistered. For additional information, please read our Financial Policies.
  • Authorized Users can be updated on eCommon, under the Student Services tab by clicking on "Make a Payment."

If you have not registered at the time a tuition statement is generated, you will receive estimated full-time charges (8 credits) and will be billed accordingly. Once you have registered, your account charges will be updated and your new account balance will be viewable through eCommon or TouchNet.

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Summer 2014 Tuition and Fees

Summer bills are due April 15th. If you register after April 15th, payment is due at the time of registration.

If your payment is not settled, your course(s) will automatically be dropped from your schedule. 

Description of Charge Summer 2014

Graduate per credit rate

$1,096 per credit

Registration Fee per part of term

$30 per part of term

View International Study & External Programs, summer tuition and fees »

View Professional Studies summer tuition and fees »