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Prepare for an exciting career in publishing

This new, multifaceted master’s degree program prepares students for dynamic, rewarding careers in the publishing industry. As a student in this unique graduate program, you’ll learn all of the skills necessary to bring concepts to life on the printed page, from language and writing to business, design and marketing. You’ll also gain practical, hands-on experiences during coursework. Be part of the industry that brings books to life. Editors, literary agents, production teams…these are a few of the opportunities that await you. 

Required coursework

In addition to completing all core requirements, students must complete 24 hours of elective courses from publishing, art, business and mass communication. View a list of approved electives.

Additional program requirements

In addition to satisfying all academic requirements, students in the program must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 on all graduate coursework. Other requirements and guidelines include the following:

  • Grades of D will not count toward degree requirements.
  • No more than two C’s will count toward degree requirements.
  • No more than two graduate courses may be repeated.
  • All transfer credits must be approved by the Director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Studies.
  • Students must complete the program in six years of enrollment.

Applications and admissions

Students interested in applying to the publishing program must fall into one of the following two admissions categories:

Category one: Students must have an undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 or higher in one of the disciplines to be included in their degree plan.  

Category two: Students who do not meet the grade point average required for category one admission may apply for category two admission, which requires the following:

  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.5 
  • A grade point average of 2.8 in the last 60 credit hours of work leading to a bachelor’s degree in one of the disciplines to be included in their degree plan
  • GRE scores of 155 or higher on the verbal and quantitative sections and a 3.0 or higher on the analytical writing section

Students who do not meet the requirements for category two admission may be admitted on a one-semester probationary basis. To remain in the program, students on probation must meet specific grade point average and coursework requirements.

For more information on course offerings, please talk to your advisor.


Division of Multidisciplinary Programs

Ferguson Building
Room 273 AA

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 6082, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962