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Emerson College Graduate Program’s Admission Team is here to support you through your application process. For questions on your application, email us at gradadmission [at] emerson.edu or call us at 617-824-8610.

Applying to Emerson

Priority Deadlines

Applying by our Priority Deadlines offers you first consideration for scholarships, earlier receipt of an admission decision, additional time to find housing, and allows international students additional time to secure visas. We encourage you to take advantage of our Priority Deadlines when possible.

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.

Applications and Deadlines

Program Application Fall 2022 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Business of Creative Enterprises Application *Priority Deadline: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Not offered Not offered
Communication Disorders (On-Campus) Application *Priority Deadline: December 15 Not offered Not offered
Communication Disorders (On-Campus, Current Emerson Undergraduate Students) *Priority Deadline: November 1 Not offered Not offered
Communication Disorders (Online) Application

*Priority Deadline: TBD
Rolling Admission Through: TBD

Final Deadline: October 29

*Priority Decision: TBD
Rolling Admission Through: TBD

Creative Writing Application *Priority Decision: February 1 
Rolling Admission Through: March 1
Not offered  Not offered
Data Analytics for Marketing Certificate Application Final Deadline: August 5 Final Deadline: December 3 Final Deadline: April 15
Digital Content Management Certificate Application *Priority Decision: June 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1
Digital Marketing Certificate Application Final Deadline: August 5 Final Deadline: December 3 Final Deadline: April 15
Digital Marketing and Data Analytics (Online) Application Final Deadline: August 5 Final Deadline: December 3 Final Deadline: April 15
Film and Media Art Application *Priority Decision: February 1

Not offered

Not offered

Journalism Application Not offered Not offered

*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1

Media Design Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
Not offered Not offered 
Political Communication Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

Not offered
Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing Application *Priority Decision: March 1 
Rolling Admission Through: June 1
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1
Public Relations Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

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

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

Not offered
Sports Communication Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

Not offered
Sports Communication Certificate Application *Priority Decision: June 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1
Strategic Marketing Communication Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1

Not offered

Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) Application

*Spring start for MFA only

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

Not offered

Not offered
Political Communication Certificate Application *Priority Decision: June 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 15
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: December 1
*Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1