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Publishing and Writing

Emerson College

12 months
1296 USD/credit 38880 USD/year
1296 USD/credit 38880 USD/year
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Pursuing a career in publishing? Whether you want to shape the prose of fresh voices as an editor, represent writers as a literary agent, or work with exciting online publications and new media formats, the prestigious Publishing and Writing program of Emerson College will help you succeed in this ever-vital, ever-changing field.


About the Program

During the Publishing and Writing program of Emerson College you’ll receive a comprehensive overview of the publishing industry with the flexibility to take classes in a variety of areas, including book, magazine, and electronic publishing, customizing the program to meet your interests. With the support and guidance of our award-winning faculty, you will master:

  • Writing for print and online magazines;
  • Book and magazine design and production;
  • Publishing for tablets, e-readers, and mobile devices;
  • Web design and publishing;
  • Publicity and marketing;
  • Developmental, line, and copy editing; and
  • Acquisition skills.

Learning Outcomes

While other programs will also provide experience in the business and editorial sides of publishing, they don’t often delve into literature and writing. Our integration of publishing, literature, and writing cultivates your ability to respond to creativity with creativity. We offer a flexible curriculum where publishing and writing meet. You have the option to choose from book, magazine, and electronic publishing courses. You will be exposed to:

  • Developmental, line, and copy editing
  • Acquisitions skills
  • Publicity and marketing
  • Book and magazine design and production
  • Publishing for tablets, readers, and mobile devices
  • Web design and publishing

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Magazine Publishing Overview
  • Book Publishing Overview
  • Electronic Publishing Overview

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: All non-U.S. transcripts must be sent to an evaluation agency.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of English proficiency by submitting official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or Pearson test results.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • There is one required essay for this program, which can be submitted online with your application.
  • Applicants must submit either a writing sample or a portfolio that shows proficiency in their area(s) of interest.
  • Professional resume.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1296 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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