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M.Sc. On Campus

Public Relations

University of Southern Mississippi

24 months
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About

The Master of Science degree program with an emphasis in Public Relations communication at the University of Southern Mississippi integrates research and theory into a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare recent graduates and experienced professionals for doctoral studies, professional advancement, and personal enrichment. 

Overview

Graduate Public Relations students who study public relations at the University of Southern Mississippi enjoy the benefits of a supportive, accessible and diverse group of faculty who hold wide-ranging research interests and are committed to the success of their students; bright and worldly classmates who are part of the student body that is smart and talented; and connections to successful and appreciative graduates. Alumni hold important positions in academia and in media organizations all over the world.

Outcomes

The graduate faculty combines applied knowledge with communication theory and works to engage students while challenging them to think critically as they address communication practices and issues. As such:

  • Courses examine how mass communication creates, sustains, and changes political, corporate, non-profit, and cultural institutions, and society at large.
  • The master’s degree programs integrate research and theory into a broad-based curriculum designed to prepare recent graduates and experienced professionals

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical & Cultural Theory of Mass Communication 
  • Public Relations Theory 
  • Public Relations Campaigns 
  • Public Relations Strategies and Tactics
  • Public Relations Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $60 non-refundable application fee
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75/4.00 on the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Good standing at last university attended
  • Official transcripts and degree certificates or diplomas from all previous colleges or universities attended
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE, or iTEP scores
  • Official copy of GRE, GMAT, or MAT score from testing service
  • Three letters of recommendation (upload to application file)
  • Statement of Purpose or writing sample (according to departmental requirements)
  • Immunization records (required prior to enrolling in classes if admitted)
  • At least three letters of recommendation from professional or academic sources addressing academic preparation and readiness for graduate work.
  • A statement of purpose, indicating why the candidate wishes to pursue a master's degree at USM.
  • A current resume.
  • A writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    9094 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4547 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for West Hattiesburg

800 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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