Publishing, MS

Graduate Program Information

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Pace University offers four 12-credit professional certificate programs for students seeking to enhance their credentials in Book Publishing, Magazine Publishing, Business Aspects of Publishing, or Digital Publishing. Each certificate can be completed in one year, and all credits will count toward the completion of the MS in Publishing Degree. Certificate courses can be completed in evening classes held at Pace’s Midtown Center, New York City, and/or online.

Graduate Program Curriculum (36 Credits)

SIX (6) Required Publishing Core Courses: (18 credits)

PUB 606Book Production and Design

3 credits

OR

PUB 607Magazine Production and Design

3 credits

PUB 608Financial Aspects of Publishing

3 credits

PUB 610General Interest Books: Acquisitions, Subsidiary Rights, Promotion and Distribution, and Contracts

3 credits

PUB 612Information Systems In Publishing

3 credits

PUB 624Editorial Principles and Practices

3 credits

PUB 628Marketing Principles and Practices in Publishing

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:18

FOUR (4) Required Elective Courses: (12 credits)

PUB courses (4) or combination of PUB courses (minimum one) and BUS courses (maximum three):

PUB 601Principles of Publishing

3 credits

PUB 602Advanced Communication Skills: Research and Report Writing (by referral only)

3 credits

PUB 604Professional Editing: Copy Editing and Rewriting

3 credits

PUB 614Specialized Publications

3 credits

PUB 615Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels

3 credits

PUB 616Book Sales and Distribution Methods

3 credits

PUB 618Legal Aspects of Publishing

3 credits

PUB 620Modern Technology in Publishing

3 credits

PUB 621E-books: Technokogy, Workflow, and business model

3 credits

PUB 622Seminar Books and Magazines: Critical Issues in Publishing Finance

3 credits

PUB 626Magazine Writing and Editing

3 credits

PUB 629Magazine Circulation

3 credits

PUB 630Magazine Advertising Sales

3 credits

PUB 631Publishing Business Communication Skills

3 credits

PUB 632Academic Publishing

3 credits

PUB 633Desktop Publishing for the Publishing Professional

3 credits

PUB 634Children's Book Publishing

3 credits

PUB 635Advanced Desktop Publishing and Image Manipulation and Management

3 credits

PUB 636Electronic Publishing for Publishers

3 credits

PUB 613The Future of Publishing: Transmedia

3 credits


Available Business Elective Courses offered by Pace’s Lubin School of Business (9 credits maximum):

MAR 620Consumer and Organization Buying Behavior

3 credits

MAR 645Advertising and Sales Promotion

3 credits

MAR 675Strategic Marketing Planning

3 credits

MAR 681International Marketing

3 credits

MGT 627Organization Theory

3 credits

MGT 686Organizational Communication

3 credits

MGT 681Interpersonal Competence and Group Dynamics

3 credits

FIN 644Money and Capital Markets

3 credits

INB 640Business in the Global Environment

3 credits

INB 665Comparative Business Systems and Cross-Cultural Management

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

TWO (2) Required Research Seminars OR Internship Sequence: (6 credits)

PUB 690AGraduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies I

3 credits

PUB 690BGraduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies II

3 credits

OR

PUB 699AInternship I

3 credits

And

ONE approved PUB 600-level Internship Seminar course

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Required Thesis:
All students must write a thesis to fulfill the requirements of the degree. Thesis topics may evolve from participation in a graduate seminar or from an internship experience and should be an examination of a publishing topic that has been of particular interest to the student.

Note, too, that any student who has completed all coursework (core and elective) and is solely working on the required thesis must register for Maintenance of Matriculation each semester until graduation.

Total Credits: 36

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