MA in Publishing
Gain in-depth knowledge about the publishing industry and develop your skills
as an editor, literary agent, writer, and creative thinker. Rosemont's distinguished Master's of Arts in Publishing will prepare you to compete in the ever-changing and vibrant world of publishing.
Welcome to Rosemont College's Master's of Arts in Publishing
For over two decades, Rosemont's publishing courses have provided students with the necessary skills, insight, and experience to succeed in all aspects of the industry. This reputable degree allows you to explore both the creative and business sides of the field.
As a student in Publishing, you're able to take advantage of our program’s close affiliation with Rosemont’s other graduate programs in Creative Writing, Business, and Education. By choosing different elective courses from these programs, you will gain a strategic advantage in your chosen career.
Rosemont alums enjoy success as magazine and book editors, proofreaders, columnists, literary agents, production managers, designers, sales representatives, writers, teachers, marketing directors, and more.
In a survey of recent alumni who interned while they were in the program, we found that 100% of respondents were employed full-time after graduating from the program. Since all our program's professors work in publishing, they provide practical expertise and vital connections to relevant organizations. In the past, publishing students have participated in a variety of internships at companies including Macmillan (NYC), Philadelphia Weekly, and Simon & Schuster, among others.
Children's and YA Publishing
For many aspiring publishing professionals, working with children's or young adult literature is a dream come true. Rosemont offers specialized courses in these areas, including "Exploring the Middle School Novel" and "Contemporary Issues in Children's Publishing" as well as the opportunity to take courses outside the publishing department. For example, if you choose to concentrate in Children's and YA Publishing, you may take courses in our MFA in Creative Writing program that focus on writing children's and YA books.
Understanding contracts, managing resources, gathering data to make informed decisions, supervising and coordinating with co-workers and others—an editor’s work goes well beyond the page. Courses such as "Small Press Practices," "Role of the Literary Agent," and "Acquisitions" show you editorial work from different depths and perspectives, allowing you to learn the concepts and skills needed to manage a project from its initial concept to publication.