The publishing industry continues to change at a rapid pace. Rosemont College’s graduate publishing program remains the educational leader in the industry with the ability to quickly evolve as new technology and markets emerge helping our graduates secure excellent jobs and interesting careers.
- 92% of our graduates are employed within 5 months of graduation; 90% of them are employed in the publishing industry
- More than 50% of students obtain jobs or paid internships while they are students
- Director maintains a “Jobs” list where local publishers post positions (before they hit the public) which is emailed to students on a daily basis
The program director has developed a unique curriculum, covering everything from editorial and design to genre specific and the business of publishing. Small classes allow for in-depth discussions and the opportunity to learn from faculty who are all actively engaged in the industry as managing editors of regional magazines, literary agents, marketing managers, authors, graphic designers, and librarians.
- Opportunity to take elective courses in either the MFA in Creative Writing or MBA programs
- Opportunity to have a managerial role on the student run literary magazine, Rathalla Review
There are on and off-campus networking programs, the annual book festival and Stroll Through the Arts, and events where alumni speakers and other experts address trends, challenges, and technologies. We are the only program in the country to offer a Children’s & YA concentration as well as a 60-credit double degree – MFA in Creative Writing and MA in Publishing and the only program where students get the opportunity to publish a book from start to finish in one semester.