Academics Banner

M.S. in Publishing at Pace University

B.A.: Manhattanville College. M.S. in Publishing
Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

This is a 5-year program consisting of 4 years at Manhattanville and 1 summer, plus 1 year at Pace University Dyson College of Arts and Sciences. The program is open to Manhattanville students with a major or minor in English, English Writing or Communication Studies and leads to a Baccalaureate from Manhattanville and a Master of Science in Publishing from Pace University. Students begin taking Pace graduate courses during their 4th year at Manhattanville—usually 3 credits in the Fall and 3 credits in the Spring. (Pace courses, held at their campus in Manhattan, are offered in the evening and Saturdays, and thus tend to fit with undergraduate schedules.) These credits count toward the undergraduate degree, as well as toward the 36 credits required for the graduate degree. In the summer after graduating from Manhattanville, students usually take 6 credits at Pace University in New York City, then 12 credits each in the Fall and Spring semesters. This plan allows students to complete the graduate program at the end of the academic year following their graduation from Manhattanville. Manhattanville aid and campus residence are not available once students have gone on to the graduate portion of the program at Pace.

To be eligible for completion of the program, students must:

  • Confer with the Program advisor (Prof. Jeff Bens) no later than the first semester of their Sophomore year.
  • Elect a major or minor in English, English Writing or Communication Studies
  • Declare their intent to pursue the program by submitting the special "Declaration of Intent to Pursue an Accelerated Joint Program" form, available in the Advising Office, at the time of First Portfolio Review.
  • Maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a 3.4 GPA in the major.
  • By February 1 of their Junior year, apply to the Pace University M.S. in Publishing program. Applications must include two letters of recommendation, a personal essay, a resume and an offical College transcript. Application forms are available from the Manhattanville Provost's office and completed applications, plus supporting materials, must be submitted to the Manhattanville Provost's Office, not directly to Pace.
  • If approved by Pace, students may take up to six credits of graduate courses in the Pace Publishing Program (Manhattan campus), in their Senior year—usually 3 credits in the Fall and 3 credits in the Spring. These credits count toward BOTH degrees.

Pace publishing courses available during the senior year (with registration through Manhattanville)

Courses below must be completed with a minimum grade of B. All courses are 3 credits. None of these courses count for liberal arts (asterisk).

Fall Semester:

  • PUB 606 Book Production and Design*
  • PUB 608 Financial Aspects of Publishing*
  • PUB 612 Information Systems in Publishing*
  • PUB 624 Editorial Principles and Practices*

Spring Semester:

  • PUB 610 General Interest Books*
  • PUB 624 Editorial Principles and Practices*
  • PUB 628 Marketing Principles and Practices*

For additional information about the Pace Publishing Program, consult:

For guidance, students should consult with Professor Jeff Bens, Director of Creative and Professional Writing, ext.7137.