Academic Offerings

Which Program Is Right for You?

Ideally, you can have the best of both worlds: spend the summer at the Summer Publishing Institute gaining an introduction to publishing, and then enter the graduate program already with credit for the equivalent of some introductory graduate courses.

 If that’s not possible, then ask yourself: Which program best meets my needs, budget, and goals?

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Graduate Program

The MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media prepares you for a career with book, magazine, and digital media companies, with a strong emphasis on the latest digital strategies and business models. With a flexible evening course schedule taught by a faculty of top publishing leaders, the program offers strong internship and global volunteer opportunities and intensive learning both inside and outside the classroom through industry visits and events. Our graduates are working in most segments of the industry, including content creation, sales, publicity and marketing, digital platforms, production, and design. With strong foundations in all aspects of publishing studies, they are well trained for eventual leadership positions in the industry.

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A deep exploration of the publishing world and a degree that signals a commitment to the industry.

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Summer Publishing Institute (SPI)

The Center's annual Summer Publishing Institute immerses students in an intense, six-week study of media—including magazine, book, and digital publishing—that combines workshops, presentations, and practical learning of key computer programs used by publishers. Faculty members and guest speakers include leading figures in publishing. Students create mock book imprints and magazine/digital media brands, working in teams. Outside the classroom, students visit top media companies and independent bookstores. Career panels, résumé review sessions, mock interviews, and a career fair attended by major media companies help students to find entry-level positions in the industry.
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Quick Look: Summer Publishing Institute (SPI)

A short-term, intensive introduction that provides the foundation and skills to enter the publishing field quickly.

  • Duration: Six weeks
  • Cost: A breakdown of costs can be found in the SPI brochure
  • Earned upon completion: Six graduate credits

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Professional Pathways

Career advancement courses help you move forward, whether you are embarking on a freelance career, or you are already working in publishing. If you are just entering the industry, there are courses in publishing fundamentals, including copyediting, marketing and publicity, advertising, and more. If you have some experience, then expand your knowledge and gain fluency with courses on the interactive technologies and practices that are transforming the publishing industry. Learn from top publishing professionals and develop the skills you need to excel.
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