Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts

Launching & Building Careers in Publishing, Professional Writing, Translation, & The Liberal Arts

Grounded in the growing and emerging sectors of global communications, the NYU SPS Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts (PALA) is a leader and innovator in the interrelated fields of publishing, professional writing, translation, and the liberal arts. Whether you aspire to launch or advance your career in digital media, seek to pursue a professional path as a writer/content creator, or are interested in transforming your language skills into a career in translation or interpreting, we offer a program of study to meet your needs. Through graduate degrees and continuing education courses and certificates PALA provides the NYU education that sets you apart.

A CENTER OF INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Global Events & Speaker Series

PALA is a hub of professional outreach and discovery that includes annual media talks featuring authors and publishing leaders; an ongoing series of interviews with industry leaders across disciplines; global executive education programs and conferences; and industry visits and global volunteer opportunities at book fairs and conferences.

 

Deeply Rooted Professional Connections

Semester-long graduate internships provide aspiring professionals with the opportunity to explore career pathways and cultivate critical connections. A Publishing Advisory Board of industry leaders offers unprecedented exposure to the expertise of top industry executives who identify trends, inform curriculum development, and mentor students.

 

GRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS ACROSS EVOLVING INDUSTRIES

Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts graduate degree programs provide a deep immersion into course content that is designed to continuously evolve to meet the needs of industry. No matter which degree you pursue, you'll be taught by top industry experts, build an invaluable professional network, and walk away with the critical knowledge, skills, and content assets to demonstrate your expertise.

Master's in Publishing

  • 36-credit program of study
  • Prepares you for a career in publishing and digital magazine media
  • Core curriculum in high-demand areas—content creation, marketing and distribution, the business of publishing
  • Faculty of leading publishing industry executives
  • Full-and part-time study options
  • Global volunteer opportunities and industry visits
  • Internships and industry site visits
  • Networking events and opportunities

World-Renowned Summer Publishing Institute

For more than 40 years, The NYU Summer Publishing Institute has provided an invaluable introduction to publishing and media for recent college graduates, rising college seniors, and early professionals. Students earn graduate credit and can matriculate into the MS in Publishing with advanced standing.

 


Master’s in Professional Writing

  • 36-credit program of study
  • Fully online curriculum provides location flexibility
  • Develop your writing and editing skills, styles, and techniques
  • Build a professional-quality, digital writing portfolio from coursework
  • Customize your elective courses to match your interests and in demand writing specializations
  • Learn from expert faculty who are business communication specialists, science and medical writers, digital media strategists, technical writers, and more
  • Complete in full-time or part-time study options

Master’s in Translation & Interpreting

  • Offered fully online with opportunities to engage with faculty members and students at regular intervals
  • Curriculum that allows you to study translation from any language into English
  • Covers both written translation and the best practices of oral interpreting
  • Elective courses that customize your learning experience
  • Taught by faculty members who are professional experts in translation, interpreting, and localization
  • Complete in full-time or part-time study options
  • Prepares students for the ATA Certification Exam

Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning

For those professionals who are interested in sharpening their skills to change careers or to advance in their current roles, PALA offers a wide range of online study options. Choose from individual courses or full certificates.

 

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Lifelong Learning

At PALA, we believe learning is a lifelong proposition. Whether you want to prepare for a second career or simply explore topics that intrigue you, our selection of courses and certificate programs provide choices that build skills, broaden horizons, and stimulate your curiosity and appetite for learning.

Join a community of adults who seek to share ideas and build relationships with individuals who share their passions and their interests.

Upcoming Events
December 31, 2022
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DEPARTMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS

November 17, 2022
PALA Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Writing Instructor Estelle Erasmus
November 14, 2022
Frankfurt Diaries: The Students’ Perspectives
October 28, 2022
Interview with Laila E. Dreidame, MSPW Class of 2019, Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships at United Way Bay Area
October 27, 2022
NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts Will Celebrate 25 Years of Excellence in Publishing Education on November 17
October 14, 2022
Books for Everyone at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 14, 2022
Klara and the Sun Shines Bright at NYU Media Talk
September 1, 2022
Tamil Writer from India Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Pursue Publishing Degree at NYU SPS
August 8, 2022
MSPW Student Spotlight: Vivian Udeh’s UX Writer Internship at Google
July 29, 2022
NYU SPS Club OWLS Wins Community Engagement Prize!
May 24, 2022
Anees Gharzita, MS in Translation & Interpreting Graduate, Selected as 2022 Flag Bearer
May 16, 2022
2022 NYU MSPW Convocation Award Recipients
May 16, 2022
Hannah Josephson, MS in Translation & Interpreting Graduate, Receives 2022 Excellence in Translation Award
July 29, 2022
NYU SPS Club OWLS Wins Community Engagement Prize!
April 26, 2022
MS in Translation & Interpreting Speaker Series with ALC Bridge
February 22, 2022
#NYU Reads: The Braiding Sweetgrass Story
February 4, 2022
MSPW Announces Documenting Global Pandemic Experiences Project
June 17, 2020
Week Two at NYU's Summer Publishing Institute: Falling in Love
June 16, 2020
How Brands Respond to Change: “Timeless Stories in a Timely Way”
November 17, 2022
PALA Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Writing Instructor Estelle Erasmus
August 25, 2022
Meet the New Fall 2022 Faculty!
July 21, 2022
Professional Writer at Work: Interview with Megan Diamondstein, Acting Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications & Digital Director for the Center for Reproductive Rights
February 11, 2022
MSPW & MSTI Academic Directors Awarded Faculty Innovation and Antiracism Microgrant
January 6, 2022
Meet the New Spring 2022 Faculty!
December 21, 2021
Center for Applied Liberal Arts Clinical Assistant Professor Raúl Sánchez Provides Highlights of His New Book
November 17, 2022
PALA Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Writing Instructor Estelle Erasmus
November 14, 2022
Frankfurt Diaries: The Students’ Perspectives
October 28, 2022
Interview with Laila E. Dreidame, MSPW Class of 2019, Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships at United Way Bay Area
October 27, 2022
NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts Will Celebrate 25 Years of Excellence in Publishing Education on November 17
October 14, 2022
Books for Everyone at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
October 14, 2022
Klara and the Sun Shines Bright at NYU Media Talk
September 1, 2022
Tamil Writer from India Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Pursue Publishing Degree at NYU SPS
August 8, 2022
MSPW Student Spotlight: Vivian Udeh’s UX Writer Internship at Google
July 29, 2022
NYU SPS Club OWLS Wins Community Engagement Prize!
May 24, 2022
Anees Gharzita, MS in Translation & Interpreting Graduate, Selected as 2022 Flag Bearer
May 16, 2022
2022 NYU MSPW Convocation Award Recipients
May 16, 2022
Hannah Josephson, MS in Translation & Interpreting Graduate, Receives 2022 Excellence in Translation Award
July 29, 2022
NYU SPS Club OWLS Wins Community Engagement Prize!
April 26, 2022
MS in Translation & Interpreting Speaker Series with ALC Bridge
February 22, 2022
#NYU Reads: The Braiding Sweetgrass Story
February 4, 2022
MSPW Announces Documenting Global Pandemic Experiences Project
June 17, 2020
Week Two at NYU's Summer Publishing Institute: Falling in Love
June 16, 2020
How Brands Respond to Change: “Timeless Stories in a Timely Way”
November 17, 2022
PALA Faculty Spotlight: Adjunct Writing Instructor Estelle Erasmus
August 25, 2022
Meet the New Fall 2022 Faculty!
July 21, 2022
Professional Writer at Work: Interview with Megan Diamondstein, Acting Deputy Director of Marketing and Communications & Digital Director for the Center for Reproductive Rights
February 11, 2022
MSPW & MSTI Academic Directors Awarded Faculty Innovation and Antiracism Microgrant
January 6, 2022
Meet the New Spring 2022 Faculty!
December 21, 2021
Center for Applied Liberal Arts Clinical Assistant Professor Raúl Sánchez Provides Highlights of His New Book