Partnering with Franklin University Switzerland, an international liberal arts university in the southern Swiss Canton of Ticino, Emerson is providing students with the unique opportunity to earn a bachelor's and a master’s degree from both Franklin and Emerson in a minimum of four years.
Students have two unique options when applying to Emerson College from Franklin University Switzerland. As part of the "3+1 program," students complete their bachelor’s degree at Franklin University Switzerland in three years. They will then enroll at Emerson during the summer of their third year, where they will finish a master’s degree. The second option allows students to complete their bachelor’s degree in four years at Franklin and then apply to Emerson with expedited admission to a master’s degree program. Each option will allow students to apply to Emerson’s Publishing and Writing, Journalism, Media Design, and Public Relations graduate programs and earn their degree in a year, at minimum.
The application fee for Emerson College will be waived for Franklin students. Franklin students who have completed their undergraduate degrees at Franklin and maintained a GPA of 3.0 or above will be offered guaranteed and expedited admission and a 20% tuition discount for a master’s degree in Publishing and Writing, Media Design, Journalism, Public Relations, Sports Communication, or Political Communication.
This program gives students the opportunity to get a liberal arts education with international immersion and exposure to the world through travel, along with a valuable professional degree—all in four years. Advisors will work with students while at Franklin to help them choose the right classes, schedules, and prerequisites to seamlessly transition to Emerson.