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Degree Requirements

MA in Publishing

The MA in Publishing from Rosemont College is a 36-credit program offering opportunities to specialize and intern. Seven core courses (21 credits) form the foundational business-focus of the program. Students fulfill the other 15 credits in the components explained below. Details about these components are on the Courses page.

Core Courses (21 credits)

  • GPP-7200: Publishing Overview
  • MBA 6666: Financial Principles and Policies
  • GPP 7270: Business of Publishing
  • GPP 7020: Marketing Books and Magazines
  • GPP 7217: Branding and Social Media
  • GPP 7305: Digital Video and Viral Marketing
  • GPP 7227: Publishing Law

Capstone or Thesis (3 Credits)

  • All students are required to take the 3-credit course GPP 7500 Thesis/Capstone .
  • Students will have one year to research and complete either a thesis or capstone project.
  • The capstone allows students to create an artifact of the publishing world suitable for portfolios or presentations.
  • The thesis project allows students to explore, in writing, a contemporary problem in the publishing industry.
  • Students are expected to use professional industry resources as they research and complete their project.

Elective (3 Credits)

  • Students will choose one additional 3-credit course in the Graduate Publishing or Graduate Business programs.
  • Students, with permission, may also take a course in the Graduate Creative Writing program.

Concentration (9 credits)


  • Students are guided to apply for internships while in the program.
  • An internship is registered for as a course, and it fulfills 3 Elective or Concentration credits (depending on the position)