Welcome to Graduate Studies!

Emerson College believes communication and the arts are fundamental to the growth of society. Our graduate programs are designed to help you develop the professional and research skills necessary for leadership in the communications and arts fields.

Emerson achieves its distinctive educational character by emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of communication and the arts and exploring how their principles operate in many settings. The accumulation and synthesis of knowledge in communication and the arts, and its applicability to many fields of endeavor, provide the central theme our graduates can use to realize intellectual and creative fulfillment, personal enrichment, and career objectives.

Emerson College educates graduate students who wish to re-enter the labor market, seek a career change, or strengthen their value in their professions.

Our Mission

The mission of graduate education at Emerson College is to prepare communicators and artists to be future leaders in their fields. By providing opportunities for research and professional development, graduates will reflect critically on their work, utilize and understand the power of communication technologies, appreciate the diversity of human cultures, think globally, and practice the highest ethical standards in their professions.


Master’s Theses/Projects Due to Grad Studies

  • Summer Theses Due: August 17, 2022
  • Winter Theses Due: December 16, 2022
  • Spring Theses Due: May 2, 2023

View Master's Thesis/Project page for guidelines

Graduate Student Orientation

  • International Students: August 31, 2022, at 1 p.m.
  • Residential Students: August 31, 2022, at 6 p.m.
  • Online and Low-Residency Students: September 1, 2022, at 5 p.m. (programming will be presented via Zoom)


Visit the Commencement website for information about Graduate Hooding Ceremonies and more.

Information for Graduate Students