Emerson College offers several 4+1 bachelor's to master's programs for current Emerson undergraduate students. Earn a master’s degree in just one additional year by taking graduate-level courses beginning your senior year.

Benefits of enrolling in a 4+1 program include:

  • Saving 25% or more on a master’s degree by counting graduate-level classes toward both your undergraduate and graduate degrees 
  • Earning a master's in just 1 additional year instead of 2+
  • Entering the workforce sooner and jumpstarting your career ahead of your peers
  • Additional networking opportunities with graduate-level faculty

4+1 MA in Publishing and Writing

Prepare yourself for a publishing career with a master’s in Publishing and Writing. Learn the process of writing, editing, producing, promoting, and distributing literary pieces. Explore new forms of media and learn what it takes to represent writers as an agent.

4+1 MA in Political Communication

Influence politics locally, nationally, or globally with a master’s in Political Communication. Learn to manage political campaigns, conduct public opinion research, create persuasive communications, write speeches, and analyze debates.

4+1 MA in Strategic Marketing Communication

Blend creativity and business strategy with a master’s in Strategic Marketing Communication. Learn the art of storytelling; strategize communication plans for national and global businesses; and apply these learnings using digital marketing, brand strategy, and strategic planning to engage your target audience.