13 months
1296 USD/credit 47852 USD/year
1296 USD/credit 47852 USD/year
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The accelerated 13-month Journalism program of Emerson College emphasizes a convergent, multimedia approach to storytelling and news reporting, giving you the professional edge you need. Here, you will learn how to tell stories that increase public understanding of complex news events while gaining the skills necessary to adapt to—and shape—this evolving field.


About the Program

During the Journalism program of Emerson College will have the chance to:

  • Produce stories in text, audio, and video as you hit the streets and report from day one of the program;
  • Gain hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art newsroom and production facility;
  • Complete an internship at a professional news organization;
  • Learn from faculty mentors who have built successful careers at CNN, CBS, NPR, The Washington Post, and more; and
  • Live and learn in Boston—the birthplace of American journalism.

This program’s hybrid format allows you to begin and end your courses online, getting you out of the classroom and into the field that much sooner. Courses start online at the beginning of summer, followed by two semesters on campus, and culminating with a final 12-week summer capstone course online and an internship.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Storytelling
  • Editing and Web Producing
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Advanced Multimedia
  • Data Visualization
  • Long-Form Multimedia Storytelling

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 13 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: All non-U.S. transcripts must be sent to an evaluation agency.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson test results.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • There is one required essay for this program, which can be submitted online with your application.
  • Emerson requires a writing sample. Please follow one of the two prompts and draft your essay, paying special attention to focus, organization, and professional grammatical style.
  • Professional resume.
  • This program supports the issuance of an I-20 for the full duration of the program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 13 months.
  • National

    47852 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 13 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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