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Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Emerson College, located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, is the nation’s premier institution in higher education. Emerson is internationally recognized in its fields of specialization, which are communication studies; marketing communication; journalism; communication sciences and disorders; visual and media arts; the performing arts; and writing, literature and publishing.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Journalism & Media (1)
Social Sciences (1)



Established in 1880 as a small, regional school of oratory, Emerson has evolved into a diverse, coeducational, and multifaceted degree-granting institution with a liberal arts rather than conservatory orientation. But its mission and focus remains largely the same as it was in 1880: to explore and push the boundaries of communication,art,and culture and,to contribute to the advancement of society.


Emerson College is committed to creating a campus environment that supports and promotes superior research, premier creative activities, and innovative scholarly pursuits. The mission of the Office of Research and Creative Scholarship (ORCS) is to serve the Emerson community by providing information, personal assistance, services, and programs to those who seek financial support for scholarly endeavors.


Serving undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni, Career Services wants students and alumni to learn about themselves, what kinds of opportunities exist for them, and how to take the next steps in their individual career planning process.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Office of Student Success is focused on student retention, satisfaction, and success, making sure that students have the support they need to realize their fullest potential at Emerson. Students may encounter obstacles or difficulties associated with college life—academic, financial, personal, interpersonal, or wellness—or simply seek greater connection and support. Emerson has fantastic resources designed to address the holistic needs of students.

Housing services

October is a very busy month in Boston and hotel space is at a premium.  The hotels below are located within easy commuting distance to Emerson’s campus. Many families find it more cost-effective to stay outside of the city and commute for Family Weekend activities, and we encourage you to explore other area’s that are accessible via T, the Commuter Rail, or looking into Regardless of where you'd like to stay, please make your reservations early! 

Medical services

Emerson provides many services and resources to promote the health and safety of the entire campus community. The Center for Health and Wellness offers treatment for acute and minor illnesses, routine exams and lab tests, health education, and referrals to other health professionals.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in the Piano Row building at 150 Boylston Street, the Max Mutchnick Campus Center is a gathering place for the Emerson College community. As a student, staff member, or faculty member, you can relax in any of the Center's social spaces, reserve rooms for meetings or events, or request services such as off-campus student lockers or promotional tables.

Sports facilities

In addition to competitive sports, Emerson also offers intramural, recreational, and fitness opportunities. All students enjoy a free membership to the on-campus Fitness Center, which offers group classes and state-of-the-art training equipment. To enter the facility, please have your Emerson ID with you to scan in. Membership is free to all presently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students with proof of enrollment and a valid student ID, as well as all full-time staff and faculty with a valid Emerson ID. Part-time staff and faculty members can purchase a membership for $50 per semester.

Student clubs

Emerson students are doers and learners, even after class is over for the day. Whether it’s directing a studio production for The Emerson Channel, rehearsing a routine for the Emerson Dance Company, or DJing at WERS-FM, Emerson students are constantly creating and collaborating. With more than 80 student organizations plus the numerous opportunities here in Boston, there really is something for everyone.


Emerson is a private, independent, nonprofit college fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools & Colleges as authorized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Emerson is also accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (for its master's degree in communication disorders), and the Massachusetts Department of Education (education preparation programs in the Departments of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Performing Arts).

Student Reviews

Great Alma Mater
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Emerson changed me in a personal level. I believe I am leaving Emerson as a rediscover me. I finally know what I love to do and is all thanks to the classes I took at Emerson.

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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