Publishing

Combined Degree Programs

Combined Degree Programs

The Combined BA English/MS in Publishing program is designed to attract students who have an abiding interest in literature and language. It is practical preparation for post graduate careers in the exciting dynamic field of publishing.

Undergraduate English majors in either the literature concentration or the writing concentration may apply in the second semester of their junior year for acceptance to the graduate program in publishing which leads to a Master of Science degree. In their senior year students accepted into the program will take twelve credits in publishing courses which will partially satisfy the requirements for both the BA degree and the MS in Publishing degree. Students can, therefore, complete both degree programs in five years.

This program offers considerable advantages for students who are eager to establish themselves on a career path beyond entry level positions at the completion of their studies. The program should be particularly attractive to students who have strong interests in language, literature, and writing. The dynamic, fast changing publishing industry would seem to be a natural arena for a practical utilization of such interests. Internships at various publishing concerns will enhance the opportunities for students to acquire professional experience before graduation.

Admission to the Program

Undergraduate English majors who have an overall 3.0 QPA in the major are eligible to apply to the MS Publishing program in the second semester of their junior year. To gain acceptance it will be necessary for interested students to file an application in the Graduate Admissions Office. Once they have been accepted into the program, they must register in the publishing program office, at which time they will be assigned an advisor who will guide them to make the most productive use of their course of study.

Course Requirements

For the BA Degree Credits
University Core 60
Major Electives* 15 - 18 (according to concentration)
Free Electives 14 - 17
Total 128

*In fulfillment of the major electives, students accepted into the combined program will take 12 of the required major elective credits in publishing courses.

In their senior year English majors can begin taking graduate publishing courses which will fill the requirements for both the BA degree and the MS in Publishing degree.

Suggested Sequence

I. Senior Year

A. Fall Semester - Choice of two 3 credit courses from the following

PUB 606: Book Production and Design
PUB 608: Financial Aspects of Publishing
PUB 612: Information Systems in Publishing
PUB 624: Editorial Principles and Practices

Total: 6 Credits

B. Spring Semester - Choice of two 3 credit courses from the following

PUB 610: General Interest Books
PUB 624: Editorial Principles and Practices
PUB 628: Marketing Principles and Practices

Total: 6 Credits

II. Graduate Year

A. Fall Semester

PUB 699A: Internship I – 3 Credits

B. Fall Semester - Choice of 2 three credit required courses

PUB 606, 607, 608, 610, 612, 624, or 628 (as described in catalogue)

C. Fall Semester - Choice of 1 elective course for 3 credits (see catalogue)

Total Fall Semester: 12 Credits

D. Spring Semester

PUB 699B: Internship II – 3 Credits

E. Spring Semester - Choice of three elective courses for 9 credits (see catalogue)

Total Spring Semester: 12 Credits

Total For Degree: 36 Credits

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