M.A. On Campus

Public Relations and Advertising

DePaul University

24 months
775 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
775 USD/credit 18600 USD/year
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The award-winning master’s in Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) program at DePaul University will prepare you for a successful career in the public relations, advertising and integrated marketing communications fields.


The Program

  • With a focus on digital, social and traditional media strategy and techniques, you’ll gain the know-how and network to become a socially responsible and globally conscious practitioner.
  • You’ll graduate with more than a prestigious degree—you’ll have a portfolio of projects with renowned clients to show employers.
  • The Public Relations and Advertising (PRAD) program from DePaul University is typically completed in two years. Classes are offered weekday evenings on the Loop Campus.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advertising Foundations
  • Public Relations Foundations
  • Communication Ethics And Law
  • Research Methods For The Communication Professional
  • Personal Branding and Career Strategies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online application and $40 application fee.
  • Official undergraduate transcript
  • Four essay questions
  • Writing sample
  • Two or more letters of recommendation 
  • Résumé or curriculum vitae.
  • Official GRE scores (only required for students who have a cumulative GPA of less than 3.0 in their undergraduate coursework).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 775 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Chicago

1297 - 2491 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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