Emerson College offers several 4+1 bachelor's to master's programs for current Emerson undergraduate students. Earn your 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 towards both your Undergraduate and Graduate degrees 
  • Earning your 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

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024

Priority: November 1

Spring 2024

Priority: April 1

Summer 2024

Not offered

4+1 MA in Publishing and Writing

Prepare yourself for a career in publishing. 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 Public Relations

Take your communication skills to the next level with a Master’s in Public Relations. Learn how to craft crisis communication plans, analyze social media trends, write speeches, and persuade an audience as a Public Relations professional.

4+1 MA in Strategic Marketing Communication

Blend creativity and business strategy with a Master’s in Strategic Marketing Communication. You will 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.