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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Publishing, M.S.

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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 ).
  2. Program Admission. In addition to meeting university admissions requirements for a graduate degree, prospective publishing students must submit the following application materials:
    1. A one- to two-page letter that states the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program and their personal and/or professional objectives.
    2. Two letters of recommendation.
    3. A 5- to 10-page writing sample (critical or creative) or graphic arts portfolio containing three to six representative works.
    4. Submit official GRE scores and have an Admissions index of 980 or higher, obtained by the following:
      • GPA on at least the last 60 semester credit hours times 200 Plus 15 times (Verbal + Quantitative - 260)

Degree Requirements

Students must complete a 36 credit hour program and have a 3.0 GPA overall and a minimum of ‘B’ in all classes with a PUBL prefix. The program consists of:

  1. Twenty-one credit hours of Publishing core courses.
  2. Nine credit hours in concentration courses.
  3. Six credit hours in Internship.

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

Two of the following

Two of the following three credit hour course offerings are also required for a totalof six credit hours. These courses are:

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.

Publishing Internship

This three credit hour internship must be taken for two semesters for a total of six credit hours.

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