Publishing & Writing Program Requirements
The MA in Publishing and Writing requires 40 credit hours, including:
- 24 credits of Publishing courses (includes the three required overviews and the option to do a 4-credit Master’s Project)
- 16 credits of department elective courses from Literature, Publishing, and Writing.
Beginning in Fall 2011, MA students are not required to take Literature courses.
|PB 680||Magazine Publishing Overview|
|PB 683||Book Publishing Overview|
|PB 692||Electronic Publishing Overview|
MA Project or Course Option
Students in the MA in Publishing and Writing program may choose to produce, as a culmination of their graduate work, a project showing a professional level of accomplishment in publishing. The MA project can be a traditional thesis-type project that explores an editorial or publishing issue in depth by doing appropriate research and analysis. Alternately, it can be a project such as a magazine prototype, a book design project, a website, a book translation, or any other publishing project in which the student exhibits expertise in at least two areas within the publishing industry.
To register for a project, students must write a two-page prospectus in the semester before registering. The prospectus must be approved by the project committee chair. Students may complete a 4-credit Publishing (PB) course in place of the project.
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.
FOR CURRENT STUDENTS
To read the Graduate Handbook and learn about research and fellowship opportunities, visit the Graduate Studies website.
Publishing & Writing News
Roxane Gay visited campus on March 19 for a question-and-answer session with students followed by a reading of some of her essays.
Writing, Literature, and Publishing Professor Jessica Treadway is featured in the Boston Globe for her new novel Lacy Eye.
The New York Times reviews alumnus Olen Steinhauer's new book, All the Old Knives.