We are looking for students whose academic and professional backgrounds, communication skills, and passion for the field meet the demands of their chosen program and promise a successful career.

If you are applying for our on-campus Communication Disorders program, you can apply through the CSDCAS online application. If you are an Emerson undergraduate student applying to the on-campus Communication Disorders program use this application form, not the CSDCAS application. If you are applying to the online Communication Disorders program, you can apply through the Speech@Emerson website

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You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, but no later than the deadlines listed below.

*Priority Decision Advantages: priority review for admission, first consideration for scholarships, earlier receipt of an admissions decision, and additional time to find housing and for international students to secure their visa.

Active-Duty & Veteran Applicants: All applicants, with the exception of those applying to our on-campus Communications Disorders (MS) program, who are on active duty in the U.S. Military, are members of the U.S. Reserves or National Guard, or are Veterans of the U.S. Military will automatically have their application fee waived.

The following table lists links to program-specific application requirements in addition to deadlines for start dates. Please note that some programs do not offer year-round admission.

Application Deadlines

Program Name Spring 2021
(January Start)
Summer 2021
(May or July Start) 
Fall 2021
(September Start)
Communication Disorders (On-Campus) Not offered Not offered Final Deadline: January 1
Communication Disorders (On-Campus, Current Emerson Undergraduate Students) Not offered Not offered Final Deadline: November 1
Communication Disorders (Online)

 

*Priority Deadline: September 25 
Final Deadline: October 30

*Priority Deadline: January 22 
Final Deadline: February 26

*Priority Decision: May 21
Rolling Admission Through: June 25

Creative Writing *Priority Decision: November 1 
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
Not offered  *Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: March 1
Data Analytics for Marketing Certificate *Priority Decision: November 1 
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
Final Deadline: April 17 Final Deadline: July 31
Digital Content Management Certificate *Priority Decision: November 1 
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
*Priority Decision: March 1 
Rolling Admission Through: May 29
*Priority Decision: June 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Digital Marketing Certificate *Priority Decision: November 1 
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
Not offered *Priority Decision: June 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Digital Marketing and Data Analytics (Online) Rolling Admission Through: December 11 Rolling Admission Through: April 23 Not offered
Film and Media Art *Priority Decision: November 1 
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

Not offered

*Priority Decision: February 1
No rolling admission

Journalism Not offered *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1

Not offered

Media Design Not offered Not offered *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing *Priority Decision: November 1 
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: April 1 
*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
Public Relations (All degree programs) *Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

Not offered

*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Public Relations Certificate *Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
Not offered *Priority Decision: June 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Publishing and Writing *Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15

Not offered

*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Strategic Marketing Communication *Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1 

Not offered

*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) Not offered

Not offered

*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15

Theatre Education MFA *Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1 
Not offered *Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Writing for Film and Television Not offered

Not offered

*Priority Decision: April 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1
Publishing 4+1 Not offered Not offered Final Deadline: November 1