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Degree Plan


Approved University Admission

1-2 page essay stating the reasons for applying to the program and career goals

Two letters of recommendation

Writing sample

Official GRE Data (Note:  Student must have a Graduate Admissions Index of 980)

*Formal Admission to the Publishing program

Students should submit official transcripts and GRE scores to the Office of Admissions. Program specific requirements such as essays, letter of recommendation, resumes, and/or writing samples should be submitted directly to Arts and Sciences.

Core Curriculum

Publishing Core – 15 semester hours

PUBL 6310 Introduction to Publishing

PUBL 6312 Publication Design

PUBL 6314 Legal Environment of Publishing/Contracts

PUBL 6316 Style & Editing

(Publishing Course Rotation: Fall: PUBL 6310, PUBL 6312, and PUBL 6305. Spring: PUBL 6314, PUBL 6316, PUBL 6318, and PUBL 6305. Summer: PUBL 6320, PUBL 6305).

Core – 6 semester hours

Two of the following three credit hour courses are also required for a total of 6 credit hours:

MKTG 6352 Strategic Marketing Management

PUBL 6320 Business of Books


Concentration & Internship

Concentration – 9 semester hours

Students choose a concentration from among the following areas:
Communication (COMM)
English (ENGL)
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.

Internship – 6 semester hours

PUBL 6305 Internship I

Current Student Testimonial

"My favorite thing about UHV is the smaller class size, it allows for better interaction with professors."

- Bryan Sturm
Current Student, 2022 Political Science