The George Washington University

College of Professional Studies



Phillips Hall, Room 107, 801 22nd Street, N.W.

Funger Hall, Suite 301


Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Classes held at the Alexandria Graduate Education Center, Alexandria, VA Classes held Online (Distance Education) The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Publishing gives students a solid background in all areas of publishing, ensuring that students have both the knowledge and skills to build a successful career in an industry experiencing rapid technological and economic change. The program integrates traditional print with electronic publishing topics, including editorial acquisitions, production and design, copyright law in print and cyberspace, marketing, distribution, management, and business. The MPS was designed for current and aspiring professionals, including post-bachelor and post-graduate students who have earned their degrees in other disciplines but desire careers in publishing. The program offers courses weekday evenings at the GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center, or available fully online through Distance Learning. Students may complete the degree in two years while working in the field. The curriculum is regularly reviewed by an advisory board to ensure that the MPS in Publishing will provide a solid background for entry into all areas of publishing and offer professionals already in the field an opportunity to enhance their careers. All of the faculty are nationally and internationally recognized leaders in print and digital publication.


Middle States Accredited

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: The Office of Student Financial Assistance offers financial aid in the form of Federal Stafford Loans and alternative loans to graduate students seeking to finance their graduate educations.

Locale: Large City

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