Emerson’s Publishing and Writing Program provides an overview of the publishing industry, from writing and editing to design, production, promotion, and distribution. Explore your interests in literature courses and writing workshops, teach college composition, or intern at a literary agency, magazine, or book publisher. 

Program highlights include:

  • A flexible curriculum with the option to choose from book, magazine, and digital publishing courses
  • Building your skills in marketing, publicity, acquisition, copy editing, and writing
  • Learning web design and publishing for tablets, e-readers, and mobile devices
  • Writing for print, online, and other emergent media
  • Exploring digital, book, and magazine design and production
  • No GRE requirements to apply
  • In-person and online course offerings available
  • Study full-time or part-time with some classes offered in the evening to fit your schedule

Meet Your Admission Counselor


Graduate Admission Overview Webinar

January 12, 2022, 11:00 a.m. EST

Join us for a virtual Graduate Admission Overview! During this session, you'll get the opportunity to hear from our admissions counselors and learn more about Emerson College's graduate programs, our community, the admissions process, and more. We hope you'll join us!

4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Our Publishing and Writing (MA) is available to current Emerson undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in just one additional year. For more information, visit our 4+1 MA in Publishing page.

Of all the publishing programs I looked at, Emerson had the most diverse class selection. The fact that the classes were offered at night, allowing me to work during the day, was appealing as well. And when I looked into the professors and the credentials they had, I knew I didn't want to go anywhere else.