The graduate program in Book Publishing at Portland State University is at the forefront of publishing education nationally. In fact, Publishers Weekly described the program as a place where “publishing education gets innovative.” Founded in 2001 with the intent to combine traditional academic study and hands-on experiential learning, it is the only graduate program in book publishing in the western United States and the only program in the US that has a trade publishing house staffed by students, Ooligan Press.
The book publishing program provides a general publishing education with specialized opportunities (particularly in book editing, marketing, design, and digital), and experiential learning through Ooligan Press. Equipped with this unparalleled interdisciplinary education, graduates of PSU’s book publishing report great success in their post-graduate lives.
Want to know how our program measures up to other book publishing programs in the US? Want to know what our alumni are doing in their post-PSU lives? See our How We Compare page.