MS in Publishing: Digital and Print Media


The MS in Publishing offers students a real-workplace foundation in book publishing and digital/magazine media. The program, taught by top executives in publishing and media, helps students develop skills in creating and editing content for multiple platforms and formats including print, web, mobile, video, audiobooks, ebooks, and podcasts. Courses in sales, marketing and publicity, finance, digital, and more provide a deep understanding of all key publishing functions. Global volunteer opportunities, a roster of industry visits, and an internship program provide an in-depth knowledge of how publishing functions. Students may enroll in a full-time schedule (attending courses four evenings a week) or part-time to accommodate work and internship duties.

Applied Skills

Master the key skills required for success in today’s publishing workplace.

Networking Advantage

Establish an invaluable network of professional contacts.


Areas of Study

The curriculum explores publishing foundations and digital strategies, with an emphasis upon content development, marketing and distribution, and monetization, concluding with a capstone thesis project.



Students have broad flexibility tailoring the program to their interests and needs, selecting electives to round out their studies.



Students benefit from the program's network of industry contacts by enrolling in an elective internship that supports career goals.



The culminating capstone project requires the creation of a viable business plan for a new media-venture.



The degree constitutes a 36-credit program founded on a core curriculum. Coursework includes specific areas of study, advanced seminars, and a capstone thesis project.


Students are required to fulfill 6 credits from any of the courses listed below or they may choose to take additional courses from the Areas of Study list above. Students may also take PUBB1-GC 3910 Internship in Publishing twice during their time in the program to fulfill their elective credit.


Students are required to take the capstone course in their final semester.


The MS in Publishing offers three areas of study for students to tailor their coursework. These correspond with the functions of the publishing industry: Media Content Development, Media Marketing and Distribution, and Media Profitability. Students are required to take at least three credits in each area of study plus an additional three credits in the area that may interest them most, for a total of 12 credits across all areas of study.

Admissions Criteria

We carefully weigh each component of your application during the admissions review process to evaluate your ability to benefit from and contribute to the dynamic learning environment and the challenging curriculum that the School offers.

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester

Priority:   January 15

International Final: April 1*

Domestic Final: July 1


Spring Semester

Priority:   September 15

International Final: October 1

Domestic Final: November 30


Required Documents

Personal Statement


Two Letters of Recommendation

Standardized Tests (If required by Admissions team)



We require transcripts from all institutions where college credit was received.


For Academic Year 2020-2021

Application Fee $150

Tuition depends on the number of credit hours a student enrolls in each semester. A part-time student taking 6 credit hours is billed $13,778 for tuition and fees for a semester. A full-time student taking 12 credit hours is billed $22,699 for tuition and fees for a semester. For a full breakdown of tuition and fees visit the Bursar's website.

Language Proficiency

TOEFL scores are required for applicants who did not complete an undergraduate degree in the United States or in a country where the only primary language is not English.  Successful candidates achieve a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test.


For the IELTS, a minimum overall band score of at least 7 is recommended.


NYUSPS does not prohibit applicants with lower TOEFL/IELTS scores from applying for admission since many factors influence the admissions decision. 


Pearson Versant English Placement Test (VEPT)

If an international applicant has not achieved the minimum scores as described above, they are required to participate in the VEPT, a 50-minute online test that evaluates English language proficiency.



The Center for Publishing offers three prestigious merit-based awards. There are also a number of departmental scholarships based on merit and number of credits taken in an academic year.