Publishing

Major: Publishing
Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (MA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 09.1001
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:
27-3041

About the Program

Students are given a broad scope view of the Publishing Industry via courses taught by publishing professionals and experts in their fields. In addition to the ten required courses, students will take an additional five courses in the aspect of publishing that best suits their interests. Courses will be taught in traditional classrooms, as well as online in both synchronized and asynchronized sessions; special projects can occur in day and evening hours.

The required course list contains seven courses specific to the Publishing program, and three by other disciplines (Law, Business, and Digital Design). The elective list contains three courses specific to the program, and then a wide-range of courses from Communication, Visual Arts and Design, Business, and Law.

Independent Projects are encouraged and are limited only by the student's imagination or area of interest. Opportunities abound at Drexel itself, as well as many other area publishers with whom we've built relationships.

Degree Requirements

Required courses
PUB 530The Publishing Environment3.0
PUB 631Publication Design: Print and Digital3.0
PUB 635Periodicals Publishing3.0
PUB 730Book Publishing3.0
PUB 504Drexel Publishing Group Special Projects3.0
PUB 750Small Press Development3.0
PUB 720The Ebook and Online Magazines3.0
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
WEST 500Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
LAW 603SMedia Law3.0
Select five of the following:15.0
Reading & Res Communication
Technical Writing
Science Writing
Techniques and Science of Photography
Technical and Science Graphics
Technical and Science Editing
Theories of Communication and Persuasion
Message Design and Evaluation
Desktop Publishing
Ethnography of Communication
Medical Writing
Grant Writing for the Arts and Humanities
Special Topics in Communication
First Amendment
Copyright
Managing the Total Enterprise
Global Marketing
Leadership and Professional Development
Independent Study in Publishing
Independent Project in Publishing
Special Topics in Publishing
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
PUB 530The Publishing Environment3.0
PUB 631Publication Design: Print and Digital3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 2
PUB 635Periodicals Publishing3.0
PUB 730Book Publishing3.0
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 3
PUB 750Small Press Development3.0
PUB T680Special Topics in Publishing3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
PUB 504Drexel Publishing Group Special Projects3.0
Elective3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 5
Elective3.0
LAW 603SMedia Law3.0
WEST 500Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Term 6
PUB 720The Ebook and Online Magazines3.0
PUB 701Independent Project in Publishing3.0
PUB 599Independent Study in Publishing3.0
 Term Credits9.0
Total Credit: 45.0
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