Master of Professional Studies in Publishing

Offered by the College of Professional Studies

Classes held at the Alexandria Graduate Education Center, Alexandria, VA
Classes held Online (Distance Education) 

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"For learning the publishing trade, however, all roads lead back to Arnie Grossblatt and George Washington University’s publishing program. Grossblatt’s mission is to ensure that students have fulfilling careers, and that means convincing them that a life in publishing can mean many different things."
Publishers Weekly, "D.C. Metro Spotlight: In the Nation's Capital, Even the Books Are Mission Driven," November 24th, 2017

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.

Program Contacts

Senior Recruitment & Enrollment Specialist
Mona Yep
(703) 299-0199

Director, Graduate Programs in Publishing
Arnold Grossblatt, Ph.D.
(202) 994-7220


  • 30-credit-hour, 2-year cohort program
  • Classes offered on weekday evenings in Alexandria or online through distance learning
  • Core coursework provides a broad foundation of the entire industry, regardless of method of delivery: book, journal, or digital
  • Tracks focusing on professional roles: business & marketing, editorial, or technology & design
  • Delivered on a part-time basis to accommodate working professionals


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