MS Publication Management
Drexel’s MS Degree in Publication Management prepares students for careers in the dynamic and multi-disciplinary field of publishing and includes course content in books, periodicals, e-publishing, marketing, editorial, writing, acquisitions, page design, and projections and budgeting. The program includes education in professional and scholarly, trade, and consumer publishing. Students are taught by well-known industry professionals and accomplished professors. The curriculum includes completion of an independent project focusing upon an area of publishing in which a student is most interested. Independent projects can be done in conjunction with one of the several publishers and publishing companies with which the program is affiliated. The goal of the program is to produce well-informed, skilled publishing professionals with a view to facilitate a productive career in publishing or a publishing related field or with a view to enhance a career that is already underway.
Students completing the program may find career opportunities in recognized publishing companies, publishing divisions of organizations or corporations, entrepreneurial endeavors, or independent or freelance settings. Past students have found positions in a broad range of business and educational settings.
Students come to the program from outside or inside of the publishing industry and from diverse undergraduate backgrounds including liberal arts, business, journalism, communications, science, and information studies. The program builds upon the individual’s undergraduate content base by providing study of necessary publishing fundamentals and advanced publishing processes, research and scenarios. The program also serves the needs of individuals already employed in the publishing field who seek to update and broaden their knowledge and/or aspire to advance in their field.
All courses in the program are offered in the evening on a part-time or full-time basis. The curriculum is comprised primarily of courses offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Culture and Communications, and may include business courses offered through the LeBow College of Business. Students may choose from a variety of electives to heighten their academic experience. The MS Degree requires 45.0 credits for completion.
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The MS in Publication Management requires 45 credits of coursework, including an independent study or independent project.
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Requirements For Admission
Degree Requirements: MS Publication Management
Publication Management Course Descriptions
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Coordinator of the Publication Management Program
Phone: (215) 895-6351 | Office: PSA 318
Phone: (215) 895-1313 | Office: PSA 47-117