Graduate Admission

Quick Facts

The Basics

Founded: 1880, by Charles Wesley Emerson

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Degrees: BA, BS, BFA, MA, MS, MFA

Calendar: Traditional fall and spring semesters

President: Lee Pelton

The People

Student Body: Approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 850 graduate students from across the United States and more than 40 countries

Age: The average age of our incoming graduate student class is 26.

Experience: Students coming straight from undergrad bring fresh perspectives and the most up-to-date technical and research skills, mixing with more seasoned professionals who bring industry experience and real-world knowledge.

Admission: Competitive. Each year, approximately 1,500 applications are received for a first-year class of 400 graduate students.

Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1

Sports: 14 NCAA Division III teams and several intramural programs and recreational activities

Co-curricular: More than 70 student organizations and performance groups, student publications, and honor societies

Alumni: 28,000 and growing

The Place

Library: More than 180,000 volumes and serial subscriptions, 10,000 microforms, 11,000 audiovisual materials, and 8,000 e-books

Labs and Studios: Sound-treated television studios, multiple Avid editing suites, audio post-production labs, sound stage, film screening room, integrated digital newsroom, six on-campus programs to observe speech and hearing therapy, professional marketing suite/focus group room, makeup lab, scene/prop and costume shops, theatre design/technology center, and more

Curriculum: Approximately 700 courses are offered each semester

Theaters: Four, including the historic 1,200-seat Cutler Majestic Theatre and newly renovated 590-seat Paramount theatres

Radio Stations: Two, including WERS-FM, the oldest noncommercial broadcaster in Boston

Castles: One, Kasteel Well, in The Netherlands

Graduate students

Graduate students collaborate on a project.