The Master of Science in Publishing is an academic degree program which 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. Want to learn more? Request information on the programs that interest you.
UHV is the home of American Book Review, Cuneiform Press, Centro Victoria, Chax Press, 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.
Students complete a 36-hour program which consists of 30 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of internship; 21 credit hours of courses constitute the Core of the Publishing M.S. degree; 9 hours of coursework constitute the student’s Concentration.
PUBL 6305 Publishing Internship is required. This course must be taken for two semesters for a total of 6 credit hours.
Concentrations are offered in Communication, English, and History and Interdisciplinary Studies.
General Admission Requirements: Admission to Graduate Studies
In addition to meeting University admissions requirements for a graduate degree, prospective Publishing students must submit their official GMAT or GRE scores and have an Admissions Index of 980, obtained by:
- GPA on at least the last 60 semester credit hours times 200 Plus 15 times (Verbal + Quantitative – 260)
Program Admission: Admission to the Master of Science in Publishing Program is based on an evaluation by the admission committee of the following information:
- 1-2 page essay that states the applicant’s reasons for applying to the Program and the applicant’s career goals
- Two letters of recommendation
- A writing sample
The internship serves as a culminating experience for the student; a practical application in a professional environment which gathers together and applies skills and concepts learned during coursework leading to the M.S. in Publishing Degree. Moreover, students are able to work with one of our many publishing houses on campus.
Lizbeth Cardoza is available for advising. Appointments are required. Please call (361) 570-4201 to schedule an appointment.