The Data Analytics for Marketing Certificate program has the following application deadlines for 2019:

Fall 2019 (Sept. start) 

  • Priority decision: June 1
  • Rolling through: July 15

Spring 2020 (Jan. start) 

  • Priority Decision: Nov. 1
  • Rolling through: Dec. 1 

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Admission Requirements

U.S. Applicants

All applicants are required to submit the following credentials. The GRE/GMAT is not required for this program.

Transcripts

For application review, unofficial transcripts will suffice and can be uploaded directly to your application prior to submission. Official, signed transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended must be sent to Emerson College prior to matriculation. If the transcript is for less than 8 credits, we don't require it to be sent. ​Degrees completed outside the U.S. will require an evaluation (please see the International Applicants tab for more information).​

Send official, signed transcripts to the following address prior to matriculation:
Emerson College Graduate Admission Processing Center
PO Box 870
Randolph, MA 02368-0870

If you are using a mailing or shipping service that does not allow for delivery to a PO Box, you may use our alternate application mailing address of Emerson College Graduate Admission, 120 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116.


Essay

There is one required essay for this program, which can be submitted online with your application. The prompt for 2019 is:

Discuss your short and long term professional goals in the areas of digital marketing and data analytics. Be sure to elaborate on how an Emerson College education will help you achieve these goals. Discuss any relevant work and educational experiences and how you would contribute to the program and to the profession.

Essay length: 2 pages, double-spaced (500 words)

Note: The essay is 500 words if you're applying to a certificate program. It is 750 words if you're applying to the master's program.


Professional Résumé

Include your professional and educational history.

International Applicants

Below are the credentials and additional steps required by international applicants. The GRE/GMAT is not required for this program.

Transcripts

All non-U.S. transcripts must be sent to a evaluation agency. Your evaluation should include a course-by-course evaluation, GPA and degree-equivalency. On a case-by-case basis, some applications can be reviewed prior to receipt of the official evaluation. 

Please contact one of the credential evaluating agencies listed below to receive an "Application for Evaluation of Foreign Credentials." Requests for evaluation are usually honored within 20 working days of receipt of all required materials and fees. You must include instructions on the application to send a copy of the evaluation to the Office of Graduate Admission at Emerson College. You must provide the agency of your choice with copies of transcripts from all previous educational institutions and certified English translations.

Be sure to check with credential evaluating agency to confirm what documents are needed to complete the evaluation.


English Language Proficiency 

Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson test results.

Successful applicants typically have scores within the following ranges:

TOEFL:       95-115
IELTS        6.5-7.5  
Duolingo:   65-85%
Pearson  65-80

Scores will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and may require additional submissions to demonstrate English proficiency.

Proof of English proficiency is not required of students:

  • Whose native language is English
  • Who have a bachelor's or master's degree from an institution where the language of instruction was English or the institution is in a country where English is the native language (the U.S. and its territories, the United Kingdom and its territories, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada).

Emerson College TOEFL Code: 3367


Essay

There is one required essay for this program, which can be submitted online with your application. The prompt for 2019 is:

Discuss your short and long term professional goals in the areas of digital marketing and data analytics. Be sure to elaborate on how an Emerson College education will help you achieve these goals. Discuss any relevant work and educational experiences and how you would contribute to the program and to the profession.

Essay length: 2 pages, double-spaced (500 words)

Note: The essay is 500 words if you're applying to a certificate program. It is 750 words if you're applying to the master's program.


Professional Résumé

Include your professional and educational history.


I-20

Due to the online nature of the program, we are not able to offer I-20s to international students to come to the United States. International students may participate in the program from their home country.