Publishing, Master | George Washington University | Washington, D. C., United States
24 months
1075 USD/credit 32250 USD/year
1075 USD/credit 32250 USD/year
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Designed for current and aspiring professionals, including post-bachelor and post-graduate students with degrees in other disciplines, the Master of Professional Studies in Publishing program offers evening courses at George Washington University's convenient Alexandria Graduate Education Center and Online


Key facts

The curriculum is regularly reviewed by faculty, which includes nationally and internationally recognized leaders in print and digital publication. This ensures that the Master of Professional Studies provides a solid background for entry into all areas of publishing. Professionals already in the field of publishing can use this program to enhance their careers with exposure to the latest technological advances.

To earn the Master of Professional Studies, students must complete 30 credit hours. Core coursework provides a broad foundation of the entire industry, regardless of method of delivery (book, journal, or online), with five tracks focusing on professional roles: editorial, business, design, marketing, and technology.

The Publishing program offered by George Washington University is designed for current and aspiring professionals. Some students include post-bachelor and post-graduate students who have earned their degrees in other disciplines but desire careers in publishing. Current publishing professionals can sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge through high-level coursework. 

The master’s degree in Publishing integrates traditional print with digital publishing topics, including editorial acquisitions, production and design, copyright law in print and cyberspace, marketing, distribution, management and business. Taught by nationally and internationally recognized leaders, you will master the skills required for traditional print publishing as well as online and electronic publishing.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Book and Journal Publishing
  • The Business of Publishing 
  • Copyright Law in Print & Cyberspace
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Book Design
  • Publishing Management, Organization, and Strategy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations (preferably one from a current supervisor)
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript.  Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application.  Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
  • Statement of purpose
  • A resumé

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1075 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    32250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1075 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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