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13 Masters Programs in Publishing

A master’s degree is an academic designation bestowed upon those who take the scheduled coursework in a specific field and successfully complete the program. Master’s degree programs typically build upon the education foundation acquired in a related bachelor’s degree program. Just what is a Master in Publishing? This comprehensive degree program provides a solid educational foun… Read more

A master’s degree is an academic designation bestowed upon those who take the scheduled coursework in a specific field and successfully complete the program. Master’s degree programs typically build upon the education foundation acquired in a related bachelor’s degree program.

Just what is a Master in Publishing? This comprehensive degree program provides a solid educational foundation in virtually all areas of publishing, from a historical overview of the industry to a careful review of emerging technologies. Students in such a program should expect to review a broad range of both traditional and electronic publishing considerations, and additional attention is often given to ethics, editorial design, copyright laws and considerations and general marketing and business practices. Some programs emphasize obtaining higher roles within the publishing industry, and tend to focus on areas such as budgeting, contract negotiation and economics, among others.

Students who successfully obtain a Master in Publishing are generally able to command higher salaries than their bachelor’s degree-holding career competitors, and are also typically hired over, and able to secure higher positions than those holding lesser degrees.

There is no set cost for obtaining a master’s degree in publishing. Tuition costs vary substantially from school to school and program to program based on factors like the prestige of the institution and where, geographically, the program is offered, so contact each school of interest to obtain specific tuition information.

Successful graduates of these programs are prepared for high-paying work in a variety of positions and areas. Many graduates go on to find work as editors, business professionals, marketing professionals or designers, while others choose to focus on the technological side of the industry and secure work in an IT-related or technological capacity.

If a master’s degree in publishing is something you’d like to find out more about, review the vast educational opportunities available through our extensive global database of programs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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George Washington University - College of Professional Studies
Washington, USA

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 disciplin ... +

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. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Mar 2022
01 Apr 2022
Online
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

Our MA in Digital Publishing provides you with the skills, knowledge and networks to kickstart your career in publishing. Or improve your current position.

Our MA in Digital Publishing provides you with the skills, knowledge and networks to kickstart your career in publishing. Or improve your current position. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

This creative, industry-focused course offers a deep and immersive learning experience across editorial, marketing, rights and contracts, and design and production. Additional ... +

This creative, industry-focused course offers a deep and immersive learning experience across editorial, marketing, rights and contracts, and design and production. Additionally, business strategy, audience and market research, user experience and digital product development, collaboration and project management are all covered, along with careers coaching. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering a comp ... +

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering a comprehensive and coherent approach to all forms of publishing. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Plymouth
Plymouth, United Kingdom

With our highly-regarded and well-established MA, you can develop vital editorial, production and marketing skills, while working with industry-relevant digital technologies. ... +

With our highly-regarded and well-established MA, you can develop vital editorial, production and marketing skills, while working with industry-relevant digital technologies. We focus heavily on employability and you will undertake work placements, engage with live publishing projects, travel to national industry events and build a network of professional contacts. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Romance. Fantasy. Science fiction. Horror. Mystery. Thrillers. Young adult. Which is the right genre for your story? Become a genre fiction author with our online Popular Fict ... +

Romance. Fantasy. Science fiction. Horror. Mystery. Thrillers. Young adult. Which is the right genre for your story? Become a genre fiction author with our online Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing MFA. Our flexible graduate program allows you to work on your writing from anywhere in the world, with online workshops, literature seminars, and publishing courses that fit your schedule. Become a better writer, explore the history of your genre, and learn how to take the first steps toward publishing. Emerson’s MFA in Popular Fiction Writing and Publishing is one of the first online programs of its kind to prepare you to write professional-level stories and novels. We welcome writers creating stories in the genres of fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror, mystery, thrillers, young adult— and any exciting combination thereof. Our program is designed to develop your writing skills and teach you the history of different genres. You will learn the preliminary steps to publishing your work, either through the traditional editor/publisher model or through the popular self-publishing models. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
5 - 10 semesters
English
Jan 2022
Online
 
Escuela Unidad Editorial
Madrid, Spain

The Official Master in Edition, Production and New Journalistic Technologies is the Master of EL MUNDO. The program is aimed at university graduates in any specialty and aims ... +

The Official Master in Edition, Production and New Journalistic Technologies is the Master of EL MUNDO. The program is aimed at university graduates in any specialty and aims to offer their students the necessary knowledge to perform an effective job in an information medium. This Master prepares the student to work in written press, digital media, radio and television. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Universite Bordeaux Montaigne
Pessac, France

The Master’s program in Translation for Publication Purposes includes theory-based, methodology-based, and applied course units. It is based on research activity and experienc ... +

The Master’s program in Translation for Publication Purposes includes theory-based, methodology-based, and applied course units. It is based on research activity and experience of the professional context in equal measure. A single, vocationally oriented pathway aims at students’ direct entry into employment without doctoral studies. -
Master
Full-time
French
Campus
 
University of Houston-Victoria College of Arts and Sciences
Victoria, USA

The Master of Science in Publishing is an academic degree program that focuses on the history, development, and current practice of publishing. The program integrates literary ... +

The Master of Science in Publishing is an academic degree program that focuses on the history, development, and current practice of publishing. The program integrates literary and cultural studies with practical skills that reflect the dynamic technological changes within the publishing industry. UHV supports an online community where students participate in distance learning through lectures, critiques, meetings, and interactive projects. UHV is the home of American Book Review, Cuneiform Press, Centro Victoria, The Society for Critical Exchange, and symploke. Working under the guidance of our nationally recognized faculty, you will explore acquisitions, book and magazine design, professional editing, publicity, marketing, and become familiar with cutting-edge software such as InDesign, Illustrator, and FontLab. Field trips, readings, guest lectures, and internships are at the core of this dynamic program. Courses are offered in English, History, Marketing, Communication, Curriculum & Instruction, and Management. Alumni from our program go on to become editors, published writers, directors of their own publishing houses, or enter the industry with a practical, intellectual foundation in the history of publishing as well as the skills necessary to compete in the job market today. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
University of Baltimore
Baltimore, USA

At the end of each academic year, the graduates of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program host a book festival and reading where they present their final ... +

At the end of each academic year, the graduates of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts program host a book festival and reading where they present their final thesis projects—books that they wrote, designed and produced themselves. The graduates also perform selections from their books and offer them for sale during the event. -
Master
English
 
Oxford Brookes University
Headington, United Kingdom

The MA in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes is respected throughout the world. The course gives you a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in ... +

The MA in Publishing Media at Oxford Brookes is respected throughout the world. The course gives you a broad understanding of the key issues facing the publishing industry in the 21st century. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expert ... +

The Stirling Centre for International Publishing and Communication at the University of Stirling is a world-leading centre for postgraduate publishing studies, offering expertise in contemporary and historical publishing in the UK and beyond. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Emerson College
Boston, USA

Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emers ... +

Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, Emerson’s Publishing and Writing MA will help you succeed in the ever-vital, ever-changing field of publishing. You’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry with the flexibility to take classes in a variety of areas, including book, magazine, and digital publishing, customizing your program to meet your interests. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online