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Public Relations

University of Southern Mississippi

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
592 USD/credit
592 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
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About

Students seeking the master of science degree with a major in public relations may choose between a thesis and a nonthesis option. Six hours credit is given for a thesis and three hours for a major project or internship.

Overview

The mission of the School of Mass Communication and Journalism at The University of Southern Mississippi is to prepare students for careers in advertising, broadcasting, film, journalism and public relations and to foster an understanding of the important role the mass media play in preserving First Amendment freedoms in a democratic society and protecting those rights and freedoms in America’s diverse society. Because of the make-up of the USM student body, the faculty specifically recognizes the school’s opportunity to give voice to groups who have been historically underrepresented in the mass media, and the school embraces the opportunity to educate students who are the first from their families to attend college or are from demographic groups lacking representation in the mass media.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical & Cultural Theory of Mass Communication 
  • Public Relations Theory 
  • Public Relations Campaigns
  • Public Relations Strategies and Tactics 
  • Introduction to Graduate Research in Communication
  • Public Relations Research 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An overall 3.0 GPA is required as well as a 3.0 major GPA. A cumulative GPA on the last 60 hours from all institutions of our applicants has ranged from 3.0 to 4.0.
  • Conditional Admission: The cumulative GPA of the last 60 hours from all institutions is usually 2.75 or better.Students admitted on conditional admission status must take their first nine semester hours of graduate levelcourse work in the School of Mass Communication and Journalism and earn a 3.0 GPA on all course work taken whilecompleting the nine-hour requirement.
  • Graduate Record Examination - Scores from the GRE must be submitted.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    592 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 592 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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Public Relations
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