Communication, connection and content

Publishing has evolved and thrived in the digital age. The growing global demand for content requires skilled strategists, editors and writers, even in the age of AI. Whether you dream of working at a digital outlet, traditional publishing house, indie magazine or scholarly journal, Susquehanna University can help you craft your ideal career. Join an exclusive, hands-on program with one of the top-tier publishing majors in the nation.

You’re not just a number at Susquehanna. With our small size and high-tech resources, you’ll have the professional tools and personal attention to create your own publications as soon as your first year.

Prepare for real-world business situations in publishing in the only undergraduate publishing program affiliated with a business school. The Susquehanna University Press is entirely student run in collaboration with the Sigmund Weis School of Business. Plus, you can build your portfolio with nine department student publications. Our large alumni network in publishing, both in New York and elsewhere, means that you’ll have supportive contacts when you start looking for an internship or job.


9
student-led publications
50%
of courses are hands-on or project-based
100%
of students do an internship
#1
in Best Colleges for Publishing by CampusReel

Susquehanna ranked highly for publishing and editing studies

College Factual has named Susquehanna University as No. 1 in its “Colleges Most Focused on Publishing in the U.S.” thanks to its emphasis on student mentoring, practical experience and business-savvy education.

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Laurence Roth, Degenstein professor of English, assists students at Susquehanna's Publishing and Editing Institute summer pre-college pro...

“The publishing and editing program at Susquehanna is the best undergraduate publishing program in the country.”

Shaye Areheart, director of the Columbia Publishing Course at Columbia University

“Specialized classes like History of the Book, Aesthetics & Interpretation and Book Reviewing allow me to investigate the history, theory and culture behind publishing as an art. A wealth of campus publications and organizations complement these courses by studying publishing as a business.” 

Ellie Pasquale ’24


Potential Careers

  • Book editing
  • Publicity and marketing
  • Bookstore management
  • Literary agency
  • Library and information science

Recent Employers

  • Penguin Random House
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • Princeton University Press
  • Hershey Entertainment and Resorts
  • WebFX

Average Salary

$76,400

2021 median pay for editors

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Susquehanna boosts students’ professional networks

In an increasingly digital publishing industry, careers are taking off even outside New York, and Susquehanna University students are making the right connections with their publishing and editing majors.

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Studying for a Degree in Publishing & Editing

Explore the courses you’ll take on your journey to earning a degree in publishing and editing at Susquehanna.


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