Public Relations (MA)
Individuals who wish to work in public relations are generally involved in the improvement and maintenance of the public image of a business or organization. This program is ideal for those who already have background knowledge in this subject and a passion for success in this career field. Applicants who apply should already have at least three years of experience in a relevant field or an undergraduate degree in a public relations background. The Master of Arts in Public Relations consists of 36 total credit hours. Students are required to complete core and elective coursework in order to earn the degree. Elective courses are offered in a wide variety of topics in order to add to the breadth of knowledge that students will receive through the program. All of the courses offered through this program may be taken online. Students who choose to earn their degree through a distance learning format must be capable to meet deadlines when completing assignments. Earning a master’s degree ensures that graduates have obtained expert knowledge in this discipline and will be able to apply this knowledge while working.
The program curriculum is a combination of public relations topics and media communications. Students will gain an understanding of how media and culture influence communication in today’s society. Speech writing and writing for public relations are other skills that participants should acquire through the program. Other topics that will be covered through the curriculum include media communications, international communications, organization, regulation, and much more. Upon graduation of the master’s program, graduates may be eligible to hold job titles which include but are not limited to public relations and communications assistants, officers, specialists, directors, managers, coordinators, directors or specialists. Graduates who maintain these positions may manage the spread of information to the public.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
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