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.
Degree Level: Master
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Webster University is a non-profit, private university that was established in 1915. Weber University was originally founded as Loretto College, by the Sisters of Loretto, and was a Catholic women’s college. Today, the school operates as a co-educational, independent, non-denominational university. The educational programs at WU have a liberal arts foundation and aim to prepare students for the real world. Webster University is a global institution that provides aims to provide high quality learning opportunities that prepare students for individual excellence.
Webster offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the following colleges and schools:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology
- Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts
- School of Education
- School of Communications
WU has an online program that allows full and part time undergraduate and graduate students to take individual classes, or pursue a degree online. Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates can be earned online.
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