Publishing, MS

Campus: NYC, Online

Pace University offers both a Publishing, MS program and 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.


Required Core Courses
PUB 606Book Production and Design3
or PUB 607 Magazine Production and Design
PUB 608Financial Aspects of Publishing3
PUB 610Fundamentals of Trade Book Publishing3
PUB 612Information Systems In Publishing3
PUB 624Editorial Principles and Practices3
PUB 628Marketing Principles and Practices in Publishing3
Required Elective Courses
Select four of the following: 112
Principles of Publishing: Copyediting and Proofreading
Advanced Communication Skills: Research/Report Writing (by referral only)
Professional Editing: Rewriting and Line Editing
The Future of Publishing: Transmedia
Specialized Publications
Publishing Comics and Graphic Novels
Book Sales and Distribution Methods
Legal Aspects of Publishing
Modern Technology in Publishing
E-books: Technology, Workflow, and Business Model
PUB 622
Approved Publishing Topic Courses
Writing and Editing for Magazines and Digital Publications
Magazine Circulation: Print & Digital
Magazine Advertising Sales: Print and Digital.
Publishing Business Communication Skills
Academic Publishing
Introduction to Publication Design
Children's Book Publishing
Digital Image Creation, Manipulation and Management
WEB Development for Publishing
Children's Book Marketing
Available Business Elective Courses offered by Pace’s Lubin School of Business 2
Consumer and Organization Buying Behavior
Advertising and Sales Promotion
Strategic Marketing Planning
International Marketing
Organization Theory
Organizational Communication
Interperson/Group Dynamics
Money and Capital Markets
Comparative Business Systems and Cross-Cultural Management
Required Research Seminars or Internship Sequence
Select two of the following:6
Graduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies I
Graduate Seminar: Publishing Strategies II
Internship I (& one approved PUB 600-level Internship seminar course)
Total Credits36

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.