School of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Plan for Publishing (M.S.)
The Master of Science in Publishing is an academic degree program which focuses on the history, development, and current practice of publishing.
1. General Admission Requirements. Admission to Graduate Studies (see Graduate Admission
requirements, pg. 47).
2. Program Admission. In addition to meeting university admissions requirements for a graduate degree,
prospective publishing students must submit the following application materials:
a. A one to two-page letter that states the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program and their
personal and/or professional objectives.
b. Two letters of recommendation.
c. A five to 10-page writing sample (critical or creative) or graphic arts portfolio containing three to six
d. Submit official GRE scores and have an Admissions index of 1,400 or higher (if taken prior to August
1, 2011) or 980 (if taken on or after August 1, 2011), obtained by either of the following:
If taken prior to August 1, 2011: GPA on at least the last 60 semester credit hours times 200
Plus GRE score (Verbal + Quantitative)
If taken on or after August 1, 2011: GPA on at least the last 60 semester credit hours times 200 Plus
15 times (Verbal + Quantitative – 260)
1. Degree Requirements
Students must complete a 36 credit hour program with a final minimum of a ‘B’ in each course, consisting
A. Twenty-one credit hours of Publishing core courses.
B. Nine credit hours in concentration courses.
C. Six credit hours in Internship.
A. Publishing Core Courses
Five three-credit hour courses in Publishing (PUBL) constitute the core of the MS in Publishing program,
for a total of fifteen credit hours. These courses are
PUBL 6310 Introduction to Publishing
PUBL 6312 Publication Design
PUBL 6314 Legal Environment of Publishing/Contracts
PUBL 6316 Style & Editing
PUBL 6318 Digital Publishing
Two of the following three credit hour course offerings are also required for a total of six credit hours.
These courses are:
MGMT 6351 Management and Organizational Behavior
MKTG 6352 Strategic Marketing Management
PUBL 63XX – Course title to be determined.
B. Electives (Concentration)
Students choose a concentration from among the following areas: Communication (COMM), English
(ENGL) or History (HIST) and complete any three 3-hour courses with the same prefix for a total of 9
credit hours. Alternately, students may also develop their own interdisciplinary concentration by selecting
any combination of courses in Humanities. See catalog for course specifications.
C. Publishing Internship
This three credit hour internship must be taken for two semesters for a total of six credit hours.
PUBL 6305 Publishing Internship