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Drexel University's 45- credit program in Publishing Management focuses on the latest technology and core principles of publishing, preparing students to direct publications in the book and magazine industry. "As the title of our program, Publication Management, implies," says Program Coordinator Joan Blumberg, "Many students, especially those already in publishing, use this program to broaden their knowledge and to gain an advantage when it comes to the possibility of being promoted or introduced into management positions"
Located in the publishing hub of Philadelphia, Blumberg draws on professionals from local publishing companies. Our own Editorial Director Lynn Rosen is among those professionals, teaching a summer course called Trade Publishing.
Emerson's M.A. in Publishing and Writing, located in the center of Boston's publishing industry, instructs students on all phase of the publishing process from design to distribution. In addition to publishing instruction, Emerson provides courses in literature writing, teaching college composition and internships in the magazine industry, book industry, and literary agencies.
George Washington University Master of Professional Studies in Publishing
Contact: Arnold Grossblatt, Director
The Master of Professional Studies in Publishing covers traditional print and electronic publishing topics with topics ranging from design, marketing and business management. The two-year graduate program is structured around the schedule of a working professional and offers classes in the evening as well as online. With proximity and close relations to D.C. organizations, the program's strength lies in STM and academic publishing.
"The only sustainable advantage for a professional is in the speed of learning," says Director Arnold Grossblatt, "If you can't learn faster than others your position and career are in jeopardy. So I hope what students take away is the need to commit to continual professional learning."