Master of Science in Public Relations
SUNY Buffalo State

Program Details

The Master of Science in Public Relations is an online marketing degree from SUNY Buffalo State.  This is a part-time program that is offered fully online and provides a solid foundation in the principles and practices of public relations.  Emphasizing strategic communication planning skills and ethical standards, the curriculum also covers the principles, theories, research methods, and writing techniques required for careers in public relations.  You will study strategic communications planning and management in this online marketing degree, the tools needed for successful careers as public relations managers or consultants.  Possible courses include:

  • Public relations principles and practices 
  • Theories of public relations 
  • Advanced public relations writing 
  • Internship in public relations 
  • Research methods in public relations 
  • Public relations management    

Graduates will benefit from an experienced faculty and extensive professional contacts in the public relations field.  Students may begin careers at public relations agencies, nonprofit organizations, multinational corporations, colleges, hospitals, sports teams, law firms, and more.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

SUNY Buffalo State is accredited by:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Recommended GPA

2.5 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Statement of Purpose/Intent, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Essay/Writing Sample