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MS in Publishing

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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 they 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

Curriculum and Degree Requirements

Authoritative curriculum information can be found exclusively in the University Bulletin. All other content, including this web-page, is for informational purpose only. You can find the curriculum for this program on this page of the Bulletin.

Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS

Join an upcoming online session to learn more about our graduate degree programs including the MS in Publishing. As an attendee of an Explore Graduate Opportunities at NYU SPS session, you will meet members of our team and have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and application process.

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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.

FEATURED FACULTY

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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

DEPARTMENTAL HIGHLIGHTS

July 17, 2024
Writer's House Student Tour: A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent
July 17, 2024
SPI Visits Dey Street Books, Where Culture Comes to Live
July 12, 2024
Namrata Tripathi Keynote Launches NYU Summer Publishing Institute '24!
May 1, 2024
NYU Speakers on the Square: A Conversation with James McBride
April 26, 2024
Embracing Every Hue: Liberating Imposter Syndrome, Intersectionality, & Borders Through Storytelling
April 17, 2024
London Book Fair 2024: What the Students Saw
December 4, 2023
SCRIBE at Spirit Week: The Translated and Queer/Banned Book Expo
September 1, 2022
Tamil Writer from India Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Pursue Publishing Degree at NYU SPS
April 26, 2024
Embracing Every Hue: Liberating Imposter Syndrome, Intersectionality, & Borders Through Storytelling
February 22, 2022
#NYU Reads: The Braiding Sweetgrass Story
December 8, 2023
PALA Academic Director of Continuing Education Jenny McPhee’s Translation of Elsa Morante’s Novel ‘Lies and Sorcery’ Wins Accolades
August 25, 2022
Meet the New Fall 2022 Faculty!
January 6, 2022
Meet the New Spring 2022 Faculty!
July 17, 2024
Writer's House Student Tour: A Day in the Life of a Literary Agent
July 17, 2024
SPI Visits Dey Street Books, Where Culture Comes to Live
July 12, 2024
Namrata Tripathi Keynote Launches NYU Summer Publishing Institute '24!
May 1, 2024
NYU Speakers on the Square: A Conversation with James McBride
April 26, 2024
Embracing Every Hue: Liberating Imposter Syndrome, Intersectionality, & Borders Through Storytelling
April 17, 2024
London Book Fair 2024: What the Students Saw
December 4, 2023
SCRIBE at Spirit Week: The Translated and Queer/Banned Book Expo
September 1, 2022
Tamil Writer from India Awarded Fulbright Fellowship to Pursue Publishing Degree at NYU SPS
April 26, 2024
Embracing Every Hue: Liberating Imposter Syndrome, Intersectionality, & Borders Through Storytelling
February 22, 2022
#NYU Reads: The Braiding Sweetgrass Story
December 8, 2023
PALA Academic Director of Continuing Education Jenny McPhee’s Translation of Elsa Morante’s Novel ‘Lies and Sorcery’ Wins Accolades
August 25, 2022
Meet the New Fall 2022 Faculty!
January 6, 2022
Meet the New Spring 2022 Faculty!

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