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Public Relations, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

Between 2010 and 2020, employment of public relations managers and specialists is expected to grow 21 percent, faster than the average for all occupations. Students in this on-campus program are challenged to evaluate cases, create campaigns, and develop applicable research skills.

The M.A. in Public Relations is a 30-credit, on-campus program focused on the theories and skills required in reputation management and effective public relations. Students are challenged to evaluate cases, create campaigns, and expand their skills and knowledge. The program offers students the opportunity to study advanced concepts, theories, and methods through rigorous coursework designed to prepare students for success in the field.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Writing for the Organization and the Client
  • Effective Presentations
  • Theory and Evolution of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Strategy and Planning
  • Communication and Public Relations Research
  • Master’s Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Electronic application and application fee
  • Resume/Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement (up to 550 words, about 2 pages)
  • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended - including pre- and post-baccalaureate coursework
  • GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores*
  • Letters of recommendation (3)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    1212 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1212 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 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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