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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.edutitle="Email Graduate Admission" 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.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Upon applying to an Emerson Graduate Program, the Graduate Admission team automatically reviews every accepted student’s scholarship eligibility. For more information about scholarships, please visit our Scholarships & Grants page.

Students interested in the Transformational Leaders Graduate Fellowship must apply to both the Fellowship program and their desired graduate program by the priority deadline.

Applications and Deadlines

Program Application Fall 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
Business of Creative Enterprises Application *Priority Deadline: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
Not offered Not offered
Communication Disorders (On-Campus) Application Final Deadline: December 15 Not offered Not offered
Communication Disorders (On-Campus, Current Emerson Undergraduate Students) Final Deadline: November 1 Not offered Not offered
Communication Disorders (Online) Application

*Priority Deadline: TBD
Rolling Admission Through: TBD

Rolling Admission Through: TBD

*Priority Decision: TBD
Rolling Admission Through: TBD

Content Strategy Certificate (Online) Application Rolling Admission Through: TBD Not offered Rolling Admission Through: TBD
Creative Writing Application *Priority Decision: February 1 
Rolling Admission Through: April 1
Not offered  Not offered
Digital Content Management Certificate Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15
*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1
Digital Marketing Certificate Application Final Deadline: TBD Rolling Admission Through: TBD Rolling Admission Through: TBD
Film and Media Art Application *Priority Decision: February 1

Not offered

Not offered

Journalism Application Not offered Not offered

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

Marketing (Online) Application Rolling Admission Through: TBD Rolling Admission Through: TBD Rolling Admission Through: TBD
Marketing Analytics Certificate (Online) Application Rolling Admission Through: TBD Not offered Rolling Admission Through: TBD
Media Design Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
Not offered Not offered 
Political Communication Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15

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

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15

Not offered
Public Relations Certificate Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15
*Priority Decision: February 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: N/A
Not offered
Social Media and Digital PR Certificate (Online) Application Rolling Admission Through: TBD Not offered Rolling Admission Through: TBD
Sports Communication Application *Priority Decision: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15

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

*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15

Not offered

Theatre Education & Applied Theatre (MA/MFA) Application

*Spring start for MFA only

*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15
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: March 1
Rolling Admission Through: July 1
*Priority Decision: November 1
Rolling Admission Through: November 15
*Priority Decision: February 1
Rolling Admission Through: May 1
4+1 First Semester Junior Year (All Programs) *Priority Decision: November 1 *Priority Decision: April 1 Not offered