Our students are immersed in politics starting day one. During the course of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to work with Emerson Polling, one of the nation’s most respected polling organizations and recognized by Bloomberg, 538, and others as one of the most accurate and trusted sources in the United States. You will be working with speechwriters, content creators, crisis and event managers who have worked in local races, as well as U.S. presidential and global advocacy campaigns.

Our course structure allows for collaborative work on professional and academic publications including the American Behavioral Scientist, Tripidos, among others. Our immersive experience includes options like the Rediscover Rosarito (Mexico) Public Diplomacy in the summer and intercession, as well as the opportunity for a comparative political experience in Barcelona.

Program highlights include: 

  • No GRE requirements to apply
  • Full-time and part-time options available 
  • Courses are offered in the evenings to fit your schedule
  • Gain hands-on experience working with Emerson Polling
  • Opportunity for an immersive experience in electoral and advocacy campaigns as well as local/global public diplomacy projects in Rosarito, Baja California, Mexico, Barcelona, among others

Meet Your Admission Counselor


Graduate Admission Overview Webinar

January 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EST

Join us for a virtual Graduate Admission Overview! During this session, you'll get the opportunity to hear from our admissions counselors and learn more about Emerson College's graduate programs, our community, the admissions process, and more. We hope you'll join us!

4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Our Political Communication (MA) is available to current Emerson undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in just one additional year. For more information, visit our 4+1 MA in Political Communication page.