A Flexible Curriculum

Required Courses

The MA in Publishing and Writing requires 40 credit hours, including:

  • 12 credits comprising three required publishing overview courses
  • 12 Publishing courses including the option to for a 4-credit Master’s Project
  • 16 credits of department electives from Writing, Literature and Publishing

Required Overviews (12 credits)

  • PB 680 Magazine Publishing Overview
  • PB 683 Book Publishing Overview
  • PB 692 Electronic Publishing Overview

Successful Alumni

Our 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.

Recent internships and employers include:

  • The Atlantic
  • Barefoot Books
  • Beacon Press
  • Boston Magazine
  • The Boston Globe Magazine
  • Candlewick Press
  • Charlesbridge
  • Chronicle Books
  • Cook’s Illustrated
  • E! Online
  • Eater
  • Fast Company
  • Forbes
  • GQ
  • Harvard University Press
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Macmillan
  • MIT Press
  • National Geographic
  • Pearson
  • Penguin Random House
  • Simon & Schuster
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Vox.com
  • Wiley
  • Yankee Publishing

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