The publishing industry has shown remarkable resilience in the face of rapid technological and economic change, but also developed a new way forward for how the written word is to be produced, distributed and consumed in the 21st century.
The program is designed for current and aspiring professionals. Some students include post-bachelor and post-graduate students who have earned their degrees in other disciplines but desire careers in publishing. Current publishing professionals can sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge through high-level coursework. The master’s degree in Publishing integrates traditional print with digital publishing topics, including editorial acquisitions, production and design, copyright law in print and cyberspace, marketing, distribution, management and business. Taught by nationally and internationally recognized leaders, you will master the skills required for traditional print publishing as well as online and electronic publishing.
Program at a Glance
Complete in 2 Years
30-credit-hour, 2-year cohort program offered as a part-time program
Core coursework provides a broad foundation of the entire industry, regardless of method of delivery: book, journal, or digital
Tracks focusing on professional roles: business & marketing, editorial, or technology & design
Where You'll Study
With the MPS in Publishing program, you will study fully online.
What You'll Study
The program integrates traditional print with electronic publishing topics, including editorial acquisitions, production and design, copyright law in print and cyberspace, marketing, distribution, management and business.
To earn your degree you must complete 30 credits, including 16 credits in required courses and 14 credits in elective courses.