| Total Grad Surveys || 9 |
| Females || 5 |
| Males || 4 |
| Avg years at University || 1.2 |
| An absolute Joke.... First of all 82% of the students were from Taiwan and had no job experience (this was only done because emerson needs more money and they can charge international students more because of the "fee" for international students). This made the program not competitive at all; everyone either lazy or unintelligent. I was one of few who had any sort of work experience in the program and I can tell you that the program does not prepare you for the real world at all or a future in marketing. I prepares you for the times of Mad Men, which I might add, are 50 years behind us. Do not waste 50K on this program; you would be better off taking a loan out for a year period and doing multiple unpaid internships. |
| Apr 27 2013 || Communications |
The Marketing department is a joke. The Director left after one year. The faculty keep leaving. The Dean goes out drinking with students. Politics and turnover ruin this place.|
Maybe the new president will help. Many promises were made. Few delivered. Go to other programs in the
Boston area and save yourself from all the turmoil at Emerson in marketing.
| Nov 25 2010 || Unknown |
| Emerson is a school where I truly feel that I fit in. The professors are amazingly approachable and the students are friendly and outgoing. The campus is a city campus, but it has an impressive array of facilities considering we have such little space to work with. Boston is also a great city, somewhat expensive, but still liveable. The only improvement I can suggest is that more courses be added to the curriculum in Integrated Marketing Communication. |
| Jan 20 2009 || Communications |
| The Theater Education graduate program at Emerson is one of very few in the country which focus specifically on this area of study. While the curriculum is thorough and challenging it simultaneously allows for busy lifestyles and work commitments. The age range of students varies from those directly out of undergrad to those already in the working world for years. I appreciate the diversity of age, experience and passions that each of my classmates have. |
Emerson sits in the heart of Boston directly across from Boston Common. Currently, renovations are in progress on several buildings and once completed, they will only further enhance Emerson's already upscale and modern facilities.
| Jan 20 2009 || Perfomance Arts |
| Coming into graduate school, I expected to put in a lot of hard work and competition to be fierce. However, after coming here, I noticed the course work to be pretty relaxed for most of the courses. I would expect it to be a little more intense. |
| Jan 17 2009 || Communications |
| Overall I love Emerson. Some of the undergrads are arrogant and difficult to deal with but overall there are more cool, friendly people than arrogant students. The faculty is amazing and to me that's all that matters. Also, I am getting what I paid for and loving the experience of being at this very supportive College. Faculty is amazingly supportive and friendly. I can't over emphasize that enough. They are really there to help students find their voice. In terms of your Masters project they will support your ideas even if you yourself and nervous about them. |
| Jan 16 2009 || Video/Media |
| N/A |
| Choose Emerson over NYU for grad film school because it was cheaper and the faculty were much more approachable and helpful. I loved grad school at Emerson, and now they have an MFA program for Film. I might just go back to get that degree now. |
| Jan 08 2009 || Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc |
| I absolutly love Emerson. Some of the undergrads can be a bit pertentious and that can get annoying, but as long as you can ignore that you'll be fine. The faculty is amazing and so approachable. I would recommend this school to anyone interested in communications. |
| Dec 25 2008 || Communications |
You will read about the excellent facility and state-of-the-art technology in their promotional material however, the faculty is ill prepared to use the high-technology. Additionally, the facilities are poorly managed leaving little time to access the labs, etc. outside of class.|
The faculty structure (union conflicts and intra-departmental politics) spills over into the classroom. Department heads' hands are tied and can't deal with the incompetence of their subordinates.
There are several excellent part-time associate professors, however many of the full professors do not take any real interest in their student’s welfare.
Examples of poor teaching in the Grad Journalism Dept.:
• A teacher that is not familiar with Web design teaches from a "how-to" book on Dreamweaver
• A professor that instructs journalism students to "embellish" the facts and "feed" your interviewees quotes.
• More than one professor who agrees to write recommendation letters but does not follow through. Other professors who tell students that such requests are a "pain in the ass"
• Computerized TV studio equipment that are down for 20% of a semester’s classes.
• Several professors who extinguish students desire to succeed by providing limited encouragement and extensive criticism.
• Financial services office that has yet to complete a request correctly on first try.
Good place for Broadcast Journalism students to get makeup advice but don't try to get a demo tape or decent clips from any class work done here.
This school is a total joke. I went to BU for u-grad and Emerson for grad and if you have the choice go to BU or anywhere else besides Emerson.
| Dec 26 2004 || Journalism |
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