• Editorial Assistant
  • Freelance Writer
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent
  • Literary Scout
  • Journalist
  • Market Researcher
  • Production Editor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Teacher

For individuals who

Are interested in the history, business and practice of all aspects of book publishing. 

Looking for

Preparation to work in the publishing industry. Experiential learning with NDSU Press. A focus on acquisitions, production, marketing and distribution. 

To become

  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Editor
  • Publicist
  • Publisher 

Students in the Publishing certificate program gain hands-on experience in publishing scholarly and literary works. Students learn about product planning and design, editing, marketing, author relations, business and copyright law, publishing industry operations, contracting and purchasing, electronic publishing and marketing, and professional standards and ethics.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must write a statement (approximately 500 words) explaining their interest in the certificate program. In the statement of purpose, applicants are encouraged to describe any relevant academic or professional experiences.

The Publishing certificate program admits students in the fall and spring semesters.

Certificate Requirements

Course List
Code Title Credits
AHSS 672 Introduction to Publishing 3
AHSS 676 Practicum in Publishing 3
AHSS 695 Field Experience 3
Total Credits 9