Publishing MA

Major: Publishing
Degree Awarded: Master of Arts (MA)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Co-op Option: None
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 09.1001
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 27-3041

About the Program

*Please note that applications for this program are NOT being accepted at this time, pending programmatic review.

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.

Additional Information

For more information, contact Dr. J. Roger Kurtz, English and Philosophy Department Head, at

Degree Requirements

Required courses
MKTG 601Marketing Strategy & Planning3.0
PUB 504Drexel Publishing Group Special Projects3.0
PUB 530The Publishing Environment3.0
PUB 631Publication Design: Print and Digital3.0
PUB 635Periodicals Publishing3.0
PUB 720The Ebook and Online Magazines3.0
PUB 730Book Publishing3.0
PUB 750Small Press Development3.0
WEST 500Introduction to Digital Design Tools3.0
Graduate Electives:18.0
Reading & Research in Communication
Science Writing
Document Design and Usability
Theories of Communication and Persuasion
Special Topics in Communication
Managing the Total Enterprise
Global Marketing
Leadership and Professional Development
Independent Project in Publishing
Independent Study in PUB
Special Topics in Publishing
Total Credits45.0
First Year
PUB 5303.0MKTG 6013.0PUB 7203.0
PUB 6313.0PUB 6353.0PUB 7503.0
Graduate elective3.0PUB 7303.0Graduate elective3.0
 9 9 9
Second Year
PUB 5043.0WEST 5003.0 
Graduate electives6.0Graduate electives6.0 
 9 9 
Total Credits 45
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