Graduate Admission

Tuition & Expenses

An investment in an Emerson education is an investment in a lifetime of professional achievement. The cost of attending is one of the factors we know you’ll be weighing, and we think we’re a great value.


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 »


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 »