The Encore Scholarship demonstrates Emerson’s commitment to helping our graduates stay competitive in the job market. Qualified alumni of Emerson College are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction for participating master's degree programs.

Emerson is proud to announce several exciting updates to the Encore Scholarship program. The program is now available to a host of graduate degrees and certificate programs. Also, alumni from both undergraduate and graduate programs are now eligible to receive scholarship benefits.  

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Alumni eligible for the Encore Scholarship will receive:

  • Application Fee Waiver
  • 25% Off Tuition for full- or part-time study

Participating Programs

The Encore Scholarship can be used for full-time or part-time study in the following programs:

Please note: non-degree and professional studies degree programs are not eligible and plus one (Undergraduate + 1 year graduate) programs are not eligible.

Who Is Eligible

In order to be eligible for an Encore Scholarship, each applicant must:

  • Be a new enrolling student;
  • Have graduated with an Emerson College bachelor's or master's degree (with the exception of Theatre Education MA alumni pursuing the MFA in Theatre Education and Applied Theatre);
  • Be accepted into one of the participating master’s degree programs. A complete application, including all required materials, must be submitted by the corresponding admission priority deadline. Acceptance is not guaranteed and is determined by each individual program; and
  • Maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA each semester of graduate study enrollment.

How It Works

The Encore Scholarship awards eligible Emerson graduates with a 25% reduction on tuition.

  • The 25% reduction is on tuition only and the student must finance the remaining cost of the degree.
  • The Encore scholarship can be used one time only.
  • If a qualified Emerson graduate receives other grant aid from Emerson College, then the graduate will only receive one scholarship and will be given the award of higher value.
  • Student must maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA each semester of graduate study enrollment.
  • Applications must be received by the priority deadline for the program of interest.


To be eligible for the Encore Scholarship, students must be fully admitted into a master's degree program. The Encore Scholarship cannot be held concurrently with any other College-funded or externally funded financial award.

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