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Graduate Certificate in Public Relations

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Public Relations, designed for current working professionals that are interested in updating or enhancing their knowledge within the field of public relations, strengthens students’ skills and knowledge to keep them competitive within the field.  Instructors bring real-world knowledge, skills, theory, and application to students through courses in integrated marketing communications, contemporary public relations, writing for public relations and marketing communications, and more.  Students cover topics such as designing and implementing news releases within electronic media, management of news events, effective spokesperson strategies, and planning public relations campaigns.


  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution
  • Demonstrate academic and professional capability to study at the graduate level
  • Possess quantitative, writing, and computing skills needed to succeed in a competitive and dynamic environment
  • Satisfy any additional criteria as required for admission to a specific degree program

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission