Emerson's residential Publishing and Writing program allows you to explore all facets of publishing in the publishing hub of Boston, from writing to editing, production to design, marketing to publicity, management to entrepreneurship. You'll be taught and mentored by faculty with significant industry experience.

Program highlights include:

  • A dynamic curriculum that builds a solid foundation of skills in book, magazine, and digital publishing
  • An emphasis on hands-on learning, with options such as working on the Emerson College-owned digital publication The Independent and with community partners (current and former partners include The Boston Globe Magazine, Bookbuilders of Boston, and Artists for Humanity)
  • Internship opportunities at a wide variety of publishers (such as children's and adult trade, academic, magazine media, and news) and publishing-related firms
  • The option to take courses in creative writing, literature, and teaching college composition
  • Study full-time or part-time in person on our beautiful Boston campus
  • Most classes, whether in-person or online, are offered in the evening to maximize flexibility
  • Access to a vast, successful alumni network
  • No GRE requirements to apply

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Graduate Open House (On-Campus Programs)

November 3, 2022, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Attend our Graduate Admission Fall Open House! Join us for the opportunity to visit our Downtown Boston campus, meet current students and faculty, and learn more about Emerson College's campus-based graduate programs and community resources. We hope to see you there! Registration for campus tours and the open house can be found at the link below.

4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Our Publishing and Writing (MA) is available to current Emerson undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a Master’s degree in just one additional year. For more information, visit our 4+1 MA in Publishing page.

Of all the publishing programs I looked at, Emerson had the most diverse class selection. The fact that the classes were offered at night, allowing me to work during the day, was appealing as well. And when I looked into the professors and the credentials they had, I knew I didn't want to go anywhere else.