Summer Programs

Whether your goal is to pursue a lifelong passion, build your resume, earn credits for a degree program, or prepare for college, Emerson College is the perfect summer destination for exploring today’s dynamic fields of arts and communication. 

Summer course opportunities are open to current Emerson students and visiting students.

Emerson Undergraduate and Graduate courses

  • Summer Session I: May 23–June 30, 2016. View Summer I Courses 
    All payments for Summer I visiting students are due by Friday, May 13, 2016. 
    All payments for Summer I current Emerson degree-seeking students registering after April 15, 2016 are due at the time of registration.
  • Summer Session II: July 5–August 17, 2016. View Summer II courses 
    All payments for Summer II visiting students are due by Friday, June 24, 2016. 
    All payments for Summer II current Emerson degree-seeking students registering after April 15, 2016 are due at the time of registration.
  • Online Courses: View Online Courses

Tuition and Fees

Undergraduate courses $763 per credit
Graduate courses $1,197 per credit
Registration Fee (nonrefundable) $30 per summer session
Late Registration Fee (nonrefundable) $75
Noncredit courses and workshops and Pre-College programs As priced

Transaction fees are nonrefundable in all circumstances, including in the event of class cancellation by the College.

Current Emerson Undergraduate and Graduate Students


Visit eCommon to enroll in summer courses.

Housing Options

Boston - View summer housing options »

Los Angeles - Students have the option of living in Emerson Los Angeles's spectacular facility located on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. If you're an Emerson matriculated student, participation in summer courses in Los Angeles does not affect your eligibility for the Semester in LA Program.

Visiting Students


You must have earned a bachelor's degree to enroll in graduate-level courses (numbered 500-699) and you must have earned a high school diploma to enroll in undergraduate-level courses or workshops. Additional prerequisites may apply for college students external to Emerson looking to enroll in upper-level courses. To enroll,

Download and complete the Summer 2016 PSSP Registration Form (PDF) »

For questions about enrollment, please consult with the Professional Studies office at

Housing Options

Unfortunately, housing is not available at this time for visiting students.

Professional Studies

Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned professional, choose from our non-credit learning opportunities including courses, workshops, and lectures, that range from screenwriting to marketing, or best practices in social media and much more. Learn more » 

Education Abroad

Emerson runs several summer programs abroad led by Emerson faculty. Our programs run from three to nine weeks and are available for every Emerson student from rising sophomores to graduate students. Participants can study in a range of exciting locations, from France to the Netherlands from Poland to China. Learn more » 

Pre-College Programs

Current high school students looking for an academic experience: Read about our competitive filmmaking, creative writing, theater, journalism, communication disorders, and political communication programs. These one, three-and five-week programs are intensive, fun, and designed to teach students competitive, practical skills in one academic area of communication and the arts. Learn more and apply »