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Master’s Degrees in Publishing

229 Yearly Graduations
$42,050 Median Salary
$35,450 Median Debt
There are 9 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in publishing. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 24% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 11.8% of publishing graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Publishing Majors

In 2018-2019, 229 master's degrees were awarded to publishing majors. This makes it the 197th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in publishing at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 229
Bachelor’s Degree 37
Basic Certificate 27
Graduate Certificate 4

Earnings of Publishing Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in publishing is $42,050. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $39,600 to a high of $46,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in publishing is $35,450. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $41,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $32,178.

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The median monthly payment of a publishing graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $413.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in publishing. About 89.5% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 24
Women 205
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Publishing

The racial-ethnic distribution of publishing master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 9
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 144
International Students 27
Other Races/Ethnicities 16
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Publishing Master's Degree Students

There are 9 colleges that offer a master’s degree in publishing. Learn more about the most popular 9 below:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
42 Yearly Graduations
88% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Washington University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for publishing majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 27,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 42 people received their master's degree in publishing from GWU. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 88% were women.

#2

Emerson College

Boston, Massachusetts
39 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for publishing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Emerson College. Roughly 4,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $48,280 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $30,624 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 master's degrees were handed out to publishing majors at Emerson. About 95% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

New York University

New York, New York
38 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New York University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in publishing. Each year, around 52,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 master's degrees were handed out to publishing majors at NYU. Of these students, 89% were women and 21% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Pace University - New York

New York, New York
38 Yearly Graduations
89% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pace University - New York is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in publishing. Each year, around 13,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,714 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,320 per year.

The publishing program at Pace University - New York awarded 38 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 89% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Portland State University

Portland, Oregon
35 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Portland State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in publishing. Roughly 25,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,462 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,718 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 people received their master's degree in publishing from Portland State University. About 91% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

The New School

New York, New York
21 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The New School comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in publishing. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $49,770 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,710 per year.

The publishing program at The New School awarded 21 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 76% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

6 Yearly Graduations
83% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston - Victoria comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in publishing. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,896 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,338 per year.

The publishing program at University of Houston - Victoria awarded 6 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 83% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Drexel University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Drexel University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in publishing. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,146 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,181 per year.

The publishing program at Drexel University awarded 5 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#8

Rosemont College

Rosemont, Pennsylvania
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for publishing majors who are seeking their master's degree is Rosemont College. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 master's degrees were handed out to publishing majors at Rosemont. Around 20% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to publishing that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 4,417
Public Relations & Advertising 2,249
Journalism 1,550
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 1,492
Other Communication & Journalism 608

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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