If you are committed to being a professional and leader in the publishing world and want to use your skills to help shape the industry and define its future, you may find Emerson's Publishing and Writing program to be a perfect fit. Regardless of their background, Publishing and Writing students are driven by the integrity that underlies how and where they choose to do their work. You can start by telling us why studying at Emerson is your next step.
Graduate Application Requirements
Publishing & Writing (MA) At a glance
Fall admission only
Full-time or part-time enrollment. Full-time enrollment is typically 8 or 12 credits per semester.
Full-time students complete the degree in two years; part-time students complete the degree in two and a half to three years.
Publishing & Writing News
MA students, alumni, and publishing faculty won several awards at the 58th annual New England Book Show! A full list of winners is available in the article below.
Marcus Off Duty designed by Professor Lisa Diercks was nominated for a James Beard Foundation Award. Diercks also won a New England Book Show award for the cover and interior design.
MA Mary Nolan and MA Mireidys Garcia are recipients of the 2015 Bookbuilders of Boston scholarship.
Alumna Liliana Ballesteros's (2014) book design for The Book of Love received an award from the 2015 New England Book Show. Two other MA in Publishing and Writing students won for their e-book designs: Matt Jackson (MA '15) and Mary Nolan (MA '15).
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Alex Khatchadourian (MA '14) and Abby Ringiewicz (MA '15) won a New England Book Show award for the design of their third issue of Amadeus, a magazine they co-founded. Ringiewicz also has two pieces featured on newyorker.com.
Assistant Professor Bill Beuttler’s interview with jazz musician Rudresh Mahanthappa was featured in the February issue of DownBeat magazine. Mahanthappa explains the genesis of Bird Calls, his recent album celebrating the genius of Charlie Parker.
Christopher Hughes (MA, '15) is featured in Boston Magazine’s April issue cover story on the Top 21 breweries in New England.
Alumus Alexis Hauk (MA ’09) is moving cross-country to become Assistant Editor of the humanities-oriented news website Zócalo Public Square in Los Angeles. She was previously homepage editor of TIME.
Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis attended the 2015 AWP Conference and was on the panel "Writing about Animals".