Program Overview

The Kent State University Master’s with a concentration in Public Relations is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in communication, ranging from management-level careers at public relations firms or in-house PR positions to opportunities in social media or specific PR specialty areas. The program offers advanced study in social media, management, crisis communications, branding, internal communications and strategic campaigns. The curriculum is dynamic, challenging and professionally relevant—all thanks to an innovative, world-class faculty with deep professional and academic expertise. Whether transitioning into a career as a communicator or building on current expertise, Kent State University’s online graduate degree offers the flexibility, convenience and learning community you need to reach your goals, such as: 1. Increased career satisfaction, income and opportunity for promotion, 2. making a significant and meaningful contribution to the success of your current organization and 3. developing the skills required for transition to new communication industries, including marketing, social media and advertising.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    American Podiatric Medical Association, Council on Podiatric Medical Education

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Must have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Official transcripts. Resume. Statement of purpose. Three letters of recommendation. Writing sample.


    Not all of Kent State's online programs are available in every state. Students should check prior to enrollment.

    School Overview

    Kent State University is a large public university with its main campus located in Kent, Ohio. In addition to its main campus, Kent State also has campuses throughout Ohio in Burton, Salem, Warren, New Philadelphia, Ashtabula, Jackson Township, and East Liverpool. Founded in 1910 as the Kent State Normal School, it began as a school to train teachers. Over the years, the university has expanded and today offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in many different areas of study including liberal arts, history, journalism, business and several others.

    Kent State offers students many different areas of study and degree levels, including certificates, bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and a doctoral program in nursing available in online formats.


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