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Public and Organizational Relations

Montclair State University

24 months
756 USD/credit 12474 USD/year
756 USD/credit 12474 USD/year
701 USD/credit 11566 USD/year
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The Master of Arts (MA) in Public and Organizational Relations at the Montclair State University is a highly marketable credential for both aspiring and seasoned professionals who wish to advance in such fast-growing, fast-paced fields as corporate communications, public relations, healthcare communication, organizational consulting, marketing and non-profit development. 


Key facts:

  • The Public and Organizational Relations program  at the Montclair State University offers a rich set of courses that address both public relations and organizational issues with opportunities to refine both conceptual and applied skill sets.
  • Alumni of the program have advanced professionally in corporate, nonprofit and academic careers including those in public relations, marketing, human resource management, sales, organizational consulting, broadcast media, higher education and public administration—virtually all professions and industries that value highly-developed communication skills. 
  • At the same time many graduates aspiring to academic careers go on to doctoral studies. In the School of Communication and Media, we are committed to educating the next generation of communication leaders and scholars and, thus, aim to provide one of the best masters-level experiences in the country.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research and Data in Public and Organizational Relations
  • Public and Organizational Relations in a Digital Age
  • Case Studies in Public and Organizational Relations
  • Special Topics In Communication
  • Strategic Public Relations
  • Theories of Human Communication
  • Public Relations for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Readings in Communication
  • Persuasion and Media
  • Integrated Communications
  • Crisis Communication
  • New Media Business Models
  • Navigating Organizational Change
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Paradigm
  • Leadership and Collaborative Innovation
  • Globalization and Contemporary Communication
  • Media and Mass Culture
  • Internship: Communication.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcript: One from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two.
  • Resume: Required.
  • Standardized Test Scores: GRE 
  • Students holding degrees from non-US institutions must request a course-by-course transcript evaluation from a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or by Educated Choices. TOEFL (Test of English as a foreign language), IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or Duolingo English Test are required for applicants to any program who earned their degree in a country where English is not the official language. Please check our International Applicants page for more information and for our current TOEFL/IELTS Waiver Policy.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 756 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    12474 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 756 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    11566 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 701 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Montclair

1673 - 4118 USD /month
Living costs

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


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