Franklin University Switzerland and Emerson College have partnered together to create programs that permit you to study at both institutions and gain the benefits of the academic programs that each offers.

This partnership makes possible an undergraduate degree program in international and political communication in which students will study two years in Lugano and two years in Boston, as well as two accelerated degree programs that will allow students to earn a bachelor's degree in three years at Franklin, and a one-year master's degree in either Publishing and Writing or Public Relations at Emerson's Boston campus.

The programs provide a seamless and expedited transition from one institution to the next, with help from advisors and staff to keep you on track toward completing your degree.

Global B.A. Program in International and Political Communication

The Global B.A. in International and Political Communication provides students with an unparalleled opportunity to study at both Franklin University Switzerland and Emerson College. This new dual degree program is grounded in a mutual understanding and appreciation for both the liberal arts and global experience, giving students a valuable international perspective on U.S. domestic politics. Read more

Franklin-Emerson Combined B.A.-M.A.

The Franklin-Emerson Combined B.A.-M.A. program allows students to complete a Bachelor’s degree at Franklin and Master’s degree at Emerson. This program gives students the opportunity to get a liberal arts education, with international immersion and exposure to the world through travel, along with a valuable professional degree at one of the highest-ranking colleges in writing, communications, and the liberal arts. Read more


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About Emerson College: 

Emerson College is the only college in America dedicated exclusively to communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. Emerson is forward thinking, grounded in academic excellence and committed to advancing the scholarship and creative work that brings innovation, depth and diversity to those disciplines. Emerson’s campus is located across from historic Boston Common in the heart of the city’s thriving Theatre District and offers multiple theaters, television and film studios, and many cutting-edge technical facilities for students. Emerson offers majors in 26 areas, along with 17 unique graduate programs.

Emerson College is ranked #7 in Regional Universities North, and #44 in Best Value Schools by U.S. News and World Report.