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Publishing Program

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The Master of Science in Publishing is an academic degree program which focuses on the history, development, and current practice of publishing. The program integrates literary and cultural studies with practical skills that reflect the dynamic technological changes within the publishing industry. UHV supports an online community where students participate in distance learning through lectures, critiques, meetings and interactive projects. 

Graduate Students Admissions and Financial Aid
Degree Plan Options Master of Science in Publishing
Credit Hours 36 Credit Hours
Delivery Methods Victoria (traditional semesters)
Online traditional
Tuition & Fees Rates Per Semesters



Under the expert guidance of our faculty, you will delve into the world of acquisitions, book and magazine design, professional editing, publicity, and marketing. Immerse yourself in the intricacies of the publishing process and develop a comprehensive skill set that prepares you for a dynamic career in the field.

At UHV, we believe in staying ahead of the curve. As part of the program, you will familiarize yourself with cutting-edge software like InDesign, Illustrator, and FontLab, empowering you to create stunning and impactful publications. Gain practical experience working with industry-standard tools that will set you apart in the competitive publishing landscape.

Join us at UHV's Cuneiform Press and embark on a journey of creativity, innovation, and professional growth. Discover your passion for publishing and develop the skills necessary to thrive in this ever-evolving industry.

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Dynamic Program

Field trips, readings, guest lectures, and internships are at the core of this dynamic program. Courses are offered in English, History, Marketing, Communication, Curriculum & Instruction, and Management. Alumni from our program go on to become editors, published writers, directors of their own publishing houses, or enter the industry with a practical, intellectual foundation in the history of publishing as well as the skills necessary to compete in the job-market today.

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36 Hours

Students complete a 36-hour program which consists of 30 credit hours of coursework and 6 credit hours of internship; 21 credit hours of courses constitute the Core of the Publishing M.S. degree; 9 hours of coursework constitute the student’s Concentration. 

PUBL 6305 Publishing Internship is required. This course must be taken for two semesters for a total of 6 credit hours. 

Concentrations are offered in Communication, English, and History and Interdisciplinary Studies.


Academic Advisors

Jennifer Reeder

Jennifer Reeder

Senior Academic Advisor

Jennifer Reeder


Phone: (281) 396-3712

Dynamic Destination

Face-to-face classes are offered at UHV’s main campus in Victoria, as well as an instructional site in Katy, a Houston suburb. Online classes allow students to earn a degree from anywhere. The main campus is located in the welcoming town of Victoria, conveniently located just two hours from the major cities of Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

Current Student Testimonial

"My favorite thing about UHV is the smaller class size, it allows for better interaction with professors."

- Bryan Sturm
Current Student, 2022 Political Science