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Accelerated BA English + MA Publishing

About the Program

In keeping with Drexel University’s commitment to experiential learning, the accelerated BA in English and MA in Publishing offers students the opportunity to graduate in five years with two separate six-month co-op experiences and a Masters degree, which also includes many opportunities for hands-on experience.

Drexel’s unique quarter system allows English majors considerable flexibility within their course of study. Students can focus on writing, literary criticism or comparative literature for example, while also enhancing the breadth and depth of their education with courses taught in other departments and programs across the University. Drexel Publishing Group (DPG) is a unique part of the English department. DPG is solely responsible for three publications, each one unique and vital: Painted Bride Quarterly, one of the nation’s oldest literary magazines;, a news and culture blog written by our students; and The 33rd, the only university-based text in the United States that includes interdisciplinary, multi-genre pieces written by students at all levels and faculty as well. DPG and its activities are the overlapping element between our undergraduate and graduate programs, with student at all levels working together to make each element more successful.

Drexel’s Masters of Arts in Publishing is interdisciplinary, offering courses in law, marketing and graphic design. Instructors come from all areas of publishing: from newspapers to small presses, from online venues to academic presses. Classes often feature guest speakers who are also currently working in the industry, such as small press founders, trade magazine editors, agents and more. Course instructors and guest speakers inform students and broaden perspectives on career opportunities in the publishing industry.

Admission Requirements

Students must apply when their undergraduate status is at a minimum of 90.0 credits and a maximum of 120.0 credits. Students apply through Graduate Admissions and must follow Drexel University admission application guidelines.

Learn more about Accelerated Degrees at Undergraduate Admissions

Prospective Student Inquiries

Please send inquiries to or call us at 215.895.1805. We look forward to hearing from you.