When you graduate, you join an expansive network of Emerson alumni who work across the country and around the globe.
Publishing and Writing alumni have gone on to become leaders in the publishing industry, working as literary agents and critics, editorial consultants, book and magazine editors, magazine writers, publicists, marketers, and print production specialists.
They help produce many well-respected local and national literary journals and magazines. With the range of skills developed at Emerson, our graduates find that they are able to comfortably make the transition from one role in the publishing process to another, as well as advance quickly into senior positions.
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Publishing & Writing (MA) At a glance
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.
Associate Professor and MA Graduate Program Director Lisa Diercks is a publishing industry veteran who has taught book design and production, magazine design and production, and design software courses at Emerson since 1996. She began her career at Houghton Mifflin/Trade and later established her own design studio.