- Master of Publishing
- Admissions to the MPub Program
- Masters Courses
- PUB 600: Topics in Publishing Management
- PUB 601: Editorial Theory and Practice
- PUB 602: Design & Production Control in Publishing
- PUB 605 Fall Project: Books Publishing Project
- PUB 606 Spring Project: Magazine/Media Project
- PUB 607: Publishing Technology Project
- PUB 800: Text & Context: Publishing in Contemporary Culture
- PUB 801: History of Publishing
- PUB 802: Technology & Evolving Forms of Publishing
- PUB 900: Internship Project Report
- PUB 899: Publishing Internship
- Faculty and Staff
- Awards and Financial Support
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Undergraduate Minor
- Undergraduate Courses
- PUB 101: The Publication of Self in Everyday Life
- PUB 131: Publication Design Technologies
- PUB 201: The Publication of the Professional Self
- PUB 210W: Professional Writing Workshop
- PUB 212: Public Relations and Public Engagement
- PUB 231: Graphic Design Fundamentals
- PUB 331: Graphic Design in Transition: Print and Digital Books
- PUB 332: Graphic Design in Transition: Print and Digital Periodicals
- PUB 350: Marketing for Book Publishers
- PUB 355W: Online Marketing for Publishers
- PUB 371: Structure of the Book Publishing Industry in Canada
- PUB 372: The Publishing Process
- PUB 375: Magazine Publishing
- PUB 401: Technology and the Evolving Book
- PUB 431: Publication Design Project
- PUB 438: Design Awareness in Publishing Process and Products
- PUB 448: Publishing and Social Change: Tech, Texts, and Revolution
- PUB 450: The Business of Book Publishing
- PUB 456: Institutional and International Event Planning and Management
- PUB 458: Journalism as a Publishing Problem
- PUB 477: Publishing Practicum
- PUB 478: Publishing Workshop
- Undergraduate Courses
- General Information and Cancellation Policy
- Travel and Accommodation
- Financial Assistance
- Publishing Workshops
- Publishing Talks, Lectures, and Seminars
- Management and Production Workshops
- Author and Independent Publishing Workshops
- Design, Software, and Production Workshops
- Editing Workshops
- Contact SFU Publishing Workshops
- News & Events
- News & Announcements
- 2023 Emerging Leaders in Publishing Summit
- The Canadian Publishers' Council Webinar: Open Doors Publishing
- MPub Fall 2022 Book Project Presentations
- 2022 The Greg Younging Conversation
- Dr. Juan Pablo Alperin Delivers Opening Keynote at the UN Library
- Editorials & Commentary
- Jobs & Opportunities
How long is the MPub program?
The program is 16 months long—four terms of four months each, including the internship term.
Residency in Vancouver is required for the first eight months (terms one and two). The internship (term 3) and the project report completion (term 4) do not require residency in Vancouver.
How many students are admitted each year?
A maximum of 20 students are admitted each year.
Which areas of study do MPub students come from?
Master of Publishing students come to the program from all continents. They have studied art and humanities, social sciences, math, science, economics, business administration, and computer science. They have worked in publishing, printing, government, media and communications, and in the service, retail, and nonprofit sectors. They have been employed by large corporations, small proprietorships, universities, government offices, art galleries, NGOs, community groups, and social service agencies.
Will I be the oldest (or youngest) student in the cohort of 20?
MPub students range in age from their early twenties to their late fifties.
How much does the program cost?
Graduate student tuition fees are set on a yearly basis. Students are assessed a fee per unit and ancillary fees. There are 37 units divided over the first two semesters and 5 units in each of the last two semesters. Detailed fee information may be found at: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/future/tuition-and-fees.html
Foreign and domestic students pay the same fees.
What should I include in my portfolio?
The portfolio should be a clear demonstration of the skills and abilities you will bring to the Master of Publishing program. Many applicants submit a cover sheet listing the contents of the portfolio and noting how the student created or contributed to the creation of the contents. Portfolios can include, but are not limited to, examples of design work, desktop publishing samples, newsletter and/or brochure samples, articles or books (for those who have experience in editing), samples of photography and examples of academic writing. Portfolios are to be uploaded to the graduate online application unless previous arrangements have been made with the Program Advisor (email@example.com).
Can I take the MPub program in the evening or through distance education?
There is no evening or distance education option.
What career opportunities will be available to me?
More than forty guest publishing professionals make presentations and consult with MPub students as part of the coursework. Industry professionals provide students with valuable contacts as well as top-notch training. Thanks to these networking opportunities, as well as the internship semester, most graduates of the Master of Publishing program (more than 300) are working throughout the book, magazine, and online publishing industries, or in associated organizations, as well as in government departments and agencies in Canada and abroad.
Are awards and financial aid available?
Yes. Information on financial aid is available from SFU Student Services: http://students.sfu.ca/financialaid/#grad
Information about awards is available from the Program Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org