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.
In addition to completing all core requirements, students must complete 24 hours of elective courses from publishing, art, business and mass communication. View the MA in publishing class list for 2023.
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
A student may be granted clear admittance to the program with an overall undergraduate GPA of 2.6 and 2.8 for the last 60 hours of coursework. At the discretion of the division director, students who do not meet these criteria may be granted probationary admission to the program and must fulfill specific GPA and/or course requirements before the start of the next semester.
For more information on course offerings, please talk to your advisor.