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 7214: Library and School Publishing
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 will choose three courses (each 3-credits) from one of three concentrations: Children's | Design | Editorial
- 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)