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Merit-Based Fellowships for Graduate Students


Emerson College awards merit-based 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 for merit-aid consideration will be automatically reviewed for merit-based fellowships. There is no additional paperwork to fill out for consideration.

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