Admission deadlines: Fall - April 1
Spring - November 15
Recommendations required: Two letters of recommendation – one from a professor or academic advisor and one from a professional supervisor, if possible. (Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher need only one letter of recommendation.)
Prior academic records: Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended should be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
Transcripts from institutions outside the United States must be accompanied by an official transcript evaluation from an accredited independent evaluating agency. Please be sure you request a detailed, course-by-course evaluation that includes all course titles, credit hours, grade-point average (GPA), United States degree equivalency, and date of degree conferral. Please see the list of acceptable foreign credential evaluation services (
Statement of purpose: An essay of one-two pages describing the applicant’s professional experience in publishing, the student's goals and objectives, why the applicant chose GW, and any special circumstances the admissions committee should consider in reviewing the application
Additional requirements: Admission requires a minimum of three years of professional experience in publishing. One letter of recommendation should preferably be from a supervisor or colleague from the applications current or former publishing organization. A current resumé or CV is required.
International applicants only: Please follow this link - - to review the International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents, earlier deadlines for applicants requiring an I-20 or DS-2019 from GW.

Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
College of Professional Studies – Office of Admission
George Washington University
805 21st Street, NW
Suite 301
Washington DC 20052

Contact for questions:
CPS Office of Admission ~ 571-553-0025 (phone) ~ 202-242-1047 (fax)
8:30 am – 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 11 credits in required courses and 7 credits in elective courses. 

Individual required courses can be waived with credits replaced by taking additional elective courses from the list below. The program director's permission is required and is based on the student's prior experience.
PSPB 6205Copyright Law in Publishing
PSPB 6221Publishing Management, Organization, and Strategy
PSPB 6222Accounting and Finance for Publishers
PSPB 6236Publishing Entrepreneurship
PSPB 6261Contracts, Rights, and Permissions
7 credits in courses selected from any of the following categories:
PSPB 6126Children's Publishing and Media
PSPB 6201Book and Journal Publishing
PSPB 6215Editing Special Projects
PSPB 6216Mastering Book Acquisitions
PSPB 6218Trade Book Acquisitions
PSPB 6220Professional Copyediting
PSPB 6281Ethics in Publishing
Business and marketing
PSPB 6203Business of Publishing
PSPB 6207Marketing Strategies
PSPB 6223Global Publishing
PSPB 6225Audiobook and Podcast Publishing
PSPB 6272Book Publicity and Promotion
Technology, production, and design
PSPB 6213Elements of Book Design
PSPB 6232Production Management
PSPB 6251Fundamentals of Electronic Publishing
PSPB 6256E-Publishing Technologies
PSPB 6259E-Publishing Tools
PSPB 6238Publishing Special Projects