Publishing and Writing (MA)

No GRE required to apply

Explore a career in publishing with Emerson’s Publishing and Writing Master’s program. Whether your goal is to work as an editor, literary agent, or writer, you’ll learn the skills needed to build a career in book, magazine, or digital publishing.

Located in the publishing hub of downtown Boston, you’ll network and intern at a large variety of publishers while you grow your skills in writing and editing, production and design, and marketing. Our on-campus extracurriculars include working at two award-winning literary journals, teaching opportunities, and more.

Available full-time or part-time to fit your needs, Emerson’s Publishing and Writing Master’s is 40 credits and taught by Publishing professionals.

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Real-World Experience

Gain real marketable experience through opportunities to intern at a literary agency, magazine, or book publisher or to teach college composition.

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Customizable Program

Take classes in a variety of areas including book, magazine, and electronic publishing to meet your interests.

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Accomplished Faculty

Learn from publishing and writing professionals with experience at major industry sources like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hachette, Viking, Penguin, Newsweek, Inc., Boston magazine, The New York Times, and The Atlantic Monthly.

Why Emerson

Become a creative force at Emerson College, the nation’s premier institution of higher learning devoted to communication and the arts. Emerson College draws independent minds from diverse backgrounds around the world, and our graduate programs offer a creative learning experience in flexible formats that enable you to advance your passion into an inspiring career.