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You will acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to succeed in a variety of publishing jobs. Many of Rosemont's professors are currently working in the publishing field and provide real-life, practical expertise to their area of study. *Is there a statistic about how many students receive an internship? Is an internship required? Please visit our Internships and Employers page to see where our former students have gone with their publishing careers.

MA in Publishing students come to Rosemont from all over the world and bring with them their own unique backgrounds along with a passion for publishing and the written word. We foster and encourage diversity at Rosemont, which enriches our discussions, connections, and research. We find the most successful students are receptive to feedback, willing to share and collaborate with peers, and act true to their creative selves.

We have a beautiful 58-acre campus in suburban Philadelphia (11 miles west of down-town Philadelphia). Philadelphia's collection of literary, educational, and medical institutions nourishes our publishing environment at Rosemont. Our location allows us to regularly bring in authors, agents, editors, and other industry professionals to speak with and meet students in a comfortable setting. We also hold networking events for current students and alumni. You will also have opportunities to interact with graduate students and faculty in other programs such as creative writing, business, and education.
You can apply online for free. Rosemont College School of Graduate Studies welcomes all students, without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin or handicapping conditions. Applicants for the master's degree need to have completed a baccalaureate from an accredited four-year college or university (preferably with a GPA of 3.0 or higher). Applicants must also provide three letters of recommendation, statement of purpose, writing sample, and official transcripts.
Yes. Students may earn up to six graduate credits (two classes) before applying for matriculated status.

At the time you apply for admission, you may make a written request to transfer a maximum of six graduate credits:

  • Transfer credits must not have been previously applied toward a graduate degree.
  • Transfer credits must act as an adequate "match" for your Rosemont program requirements.
  • Transfer credits must not have been taken more than five years prior to your request.
  • You must have earned a "B" (3.0) or higher in your transfer course.
  • Pass/Fail courses are not eligible for transfer.

For each semester, you must discuss your course selection with your program advisor (either in-person or via email). Three courses (nine credits) is considered full-time; two courses (six credits) is considered full-time during summer sessions.

You may apply for financial assistance if you are enrolled in a degree-granting program of study and pursuing at least half-time coursework (two courses in the fall or spring; one course in each summer session). You are eligible to apply for Stafford Loans, Graduate Assistantships, and Director's Merit Awards. Note: Graduate Assistantships are limited and competitive; Merit Awards are available to new students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 of higher. To find more information, visit Rosemont's Financial Aid website.

Additionally, Rosemont offers several tuition management options where you can spread out payments over the course of your program. To find more information, visit Rosemont's Student Accounts website.

As a graduate student, you have the opportunity to apply to become a Graduate Assistant. This position allows you the opportunity to work in a variety of areas related to your field of study while receiving tuition reimbursement. There are approximately 50 graduate assistantships available each year. The stipend for each one is equivalent to one graduate-level course.

The amount of time necessary to complete all program requirements varies on full-time or part-time student status. Students who pursue a full-time program usually complete their degree in two years. Students taking only one course at a time can take up to six years to complete their degree. You may consulate your program advisor to create a timeline for your course of study. Note: commencement exercises are each year in May.

Contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 610-527-0200 and ask to speak directly with a Graduate Admissions Counselor to set up an individualized appointment at your convenience.