Professional Studies & Special Programs

Welcome to Professional Studies at Emerson College

Our goal is to provide continuing education opportunities for individuals to broaden their skill-sets and knowledge for professional and personal growth. Our services include: professional certificates, summer courses for undergraduate and graduate credit, and pre-college academic programs for high school students.

Professional Development

Programs for adults, professionals, and companies to enhance knowledge and skills

Program details and registration

Interested in opportunities in Los Angeles? See our ELA offerings.


Programs for high school students seeking a rewarding summer academic experience in arts and communication

Pre-College details and registration

Summer Courses

Emerson College offers a wide variety of courses during the summer online or in the classroom. Courses are open to the general public, visiting students, and current Emerson degree-seeking students.

Summer Session I: May 23–June 30 

Summer Session II: July 5–August 17 

Summer Programs details and registration

To get an idea of the courses offered during the Fall and Spring Semesters, view our recent Fall-Spring Professional Studies catalog: