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Master in Writing (Concentration in Book Publishing)

The graduate program in Writing (Concentration in Book Publishing) at Portland State University provides its students with a comprehensive view of the publishing industry through general, specialized, and experiential learning.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: January, March, September
Tuition Fee: $671 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States)

Comprehensive Education

Portland State University students gain a comprehensive view of the industry through the program’s required foundational courses. These courses include Introduction to Book Publishing, Book Editing, Book Design Software, Book Marketing, The Business of Book Publishing, and Digital Skills. All courses are taught by industry professionals and cover the latest developments in print and digital publishing.

Specialization Opportunities

Students in the graduate program in Writing (Concentration in Book Publishing) have the opportunity to specialize in an area of the publishing process. For example, a student may choose to specialize in editing by taking advanced courses on the subject, such as Copyediting and Developmental Editing. Students can also specialize in design or marketing. These prospects for specialization allow students to mix and match courses to suit their goals.


Courses Included

  • Introduction to Book Publishing
  • Book Editing
  • Book Marketing
  • Business of Book Publishing
  • Intellectual Property and Copyright