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FAQs

Yes, but publishing is a competitive business. Our goal is to provide a place where students earn the knowledge and skills necessary to work in publishing and related fields. We expect our students to bring ambition, curiosity, and creativity to the complex formula that adds up to "getting a job." See our Internships and Employers page to see where our students work.

Our instructors work in the field in which they teach, and they deal, on a daily basis, with these changes as they are happening. Our curriculum is updated regularly to reflect these changes.

Our instructors are industry professionals who also have extensive academic experience and advanced degrees in their subject area.

It is crucial to our program that our students range in age, background, and culture. This diversity enriches our course discussions, connections, and research. A Rosemont student pursuing an MA in Publishing brings a passion for the publishing industry and the written word. Each also brings a willingness to share, research, and engage with others.

We have a beautiful 58-acre campus in suburban Philadelphia11 miles west of Philadelphia. Philadelphia's collection of educational and medical institutions nourishes the publishing environment. Our location also allows us to regularly bring in authors, agents, editors, and other industry professionals to speak and meet with students in a comfortable setting. We hold networking events for current students and alumni. We also offer many opportunities to interact with graduate students and faculty in other programs, such as creative writing, business, and education to name a few.
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 4-year college or university, preferably with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants also provide 3 letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, a writing sample and official transcripts.
Yes, students may earn up to 6 graduate credits (2 classes) before applying for matriculated status.
Applicants who have completed previous graduate work at an accredited institution may, at the time they apply for admission, make a written request to transfer a maximum of two 3-credit courses. To be acceptable in transfer, course(s) may not have been previously applied toward a graduate degree and they must provide a good "match" for Rosemont program requirements. Courses may not have been undertaken more than five years prior to the request for transfer and the student must have earned at least a "B" (3.0). Pass/Fail courses are not eligible for transfer.
Course selections for the fall, spring and summer sessions must be made in consultation with student services and/or the program director either in person or via email. Three courses (9 credits) is considered a full-time load; two courses (6 credits) is considered full-time during the summer sessions.
Graduate students enrolled in a degree-granting program of study, who are pursuing at least half-time coursework (two courses in the fall or spring; one course in each summer session), are eligible to apply for tuition assistance in the form of Stafford Loans. A limited number of competitive Graduate Assistantships are also available. A limited number of Director’s Merit Awards are also available to new students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and outstanding applications. To learn more, inquire with Teresa Fitzpatrick about aid for MA in Publishing students at Graduate Admissions. Rosemont offers several tuition management options, so you can spread your payments out over the course of your program.
We have approximately 50 graduate assistantships available. The stipend for each one is equivalent to one graduate-level course.
The time it takes students to complete their degree requirements is entirely dependent on the number of courses taken in a given semester. Students carrying a full load can typically finish in two years. Students taking only one course at a time can take up to six years to complete a degree.
Contact the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies at 610.527.0200 x2958 or 1.888.2ROSEMONT and ask to speak directly with Teresa Fitzpatrick, Graduate Admissions Counselor, who will be happy to set up an individualized appointment at your convenience. We will do our very best to provide you with the assistance you need.