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MS in Publishing

The MS in Publishing offers students real-world experience in book publishing and digital/magazine media. Taught by top executives in the publishing and media industries, the program helps students to develop skills in creating and editing content for multiple platforms and formats including print, web, mobile, video, audiobooks, ebooks, and podcasts. In addition, the program puts a strong emphasis upon other key areas in publishing and media, including, marketing and publicity, finance, digital media management, content development, and more. By the time thy graduate, students have acquired a deep understanding of all of the key publishing functions. Study abroad in the form of global volunteer opportunities, industry visits to publishing houses and media companies, and invaluable internships provide for a first-rate NYU education in NYC, the publishing and media capital of the world.

Degree Advantage

  • 36-credit program of study
  • Prepares you for a career in publishing and digital / magazine media
  • Core curriculum and dedicated study of key areas that align with the functions of the publishing industry—content development, marketing and distribution, and media profitability
  • Faculty of leading publishing industry executives
  • Full-time (attending courses four evenings a week) and part-time study options
  • Global volunteer opportunities and industry visits
  • Internships at top publishers and media companies
  • Networking events and opportunities

Who Should Earn the MS in Publishing?

The publishing industry has many facets and offers a wide range of different options for those just launching their careers, as well as those who are already in publishing or a related industry. The MS in Publishing takes you beyond a traditional editorial curriculum into the technology-driven, digitally-focused, and business-oriented aspects of the industry, positioning you for success in the areas where talent is in highest demand. If you seek to build your skills and your network in the publishing and media capital of the world, then this degree is for you!

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Acquiring new skills

Acquire In-demand Skills in Growing Specialty Areas

The MS in Publishing offers areas of study that align with the publishing industry: Media Content Development, Media Marketing and Distribution, and Media Profitability. Each area of specialty provides the distinct skills and business acumen to prepare you for the publishing industry of the future—one that is ripe with opportunity for those who are equipped with the knowledge, insights, and connections that will set them apart.

Gain a Global Perspective

The MS in Publishing is based in New York City, the publishing capital of the world, but it is connected to a multibillion-dollar network of international business, with critical hubs in Europe and Asia. As a student enrolled in this program, you may have the opportunity to gain a truly global perspective through the ability to volunteer international book fairs and conferences. Previous students have enjoyed the opportunity to attend at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the Bologna Children's Book Fair, the London Book Fair, and the Beijing Book Fair, among others.

Global Perspective
Global Perspective

Build an Invaluable Professional and Personal Network

In publishing, building relationships and networking are critical for success. The MS in Publishing and the Summer Publishing Institute (see below) are both grounded in a close-knit community of students, faculty members, and alums, whose influence spans the globe. Students in the MS in Publishing also have the opportunity to join the award winning NYU Publishing Student Association. By the time you earn your degree or complete the SPI program, you will have developed a network that will greatly enhance your career options.

Industry Visits and Internships

Through the MS in Publishing and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, our students have the opportunity to complete publishing internships that provide the hands-on experience needed to compete for publishing and media-focused jobs. Many of these internships evolve into permanent positions or consulting jobs. 97% (average of Classes from 2017-2021) of our students reported being employed within six months of graduation. Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in a broad array of companies and organizations including:

  • Condé Nast
  • Hachette Book Group
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Macmillan
  • Dotdash Meredith
  • Penguin Random House
  • Refinery29
  • Scholastic
  • Simon & Schuster
  • Vox Media
  • Workman Publishing
Summer Publishing Institute

Summer Publishing Institute (SPI)

SPI is a four-week intensive dedicated to the study of books and digital magazine/media conducted in New York City.


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Jesse B Christian

Adjunct Instructor

Center for Publishing

Fabio B Bertoni

Adjunct Instructor

Center for Publishing

Jessica M Dodell-Feder

Adjunct Instructor

Center for Publishing


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