Public Relations

Iona College

12 months
1127 USD/credit
1127 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Our students are both creative and analytical storytellers. They engage people and strive to discover the truth. They present information in compelling ways across multiple media platforms.


For PR students, the final research project is a synthesis of concepts and application supported by research in the specific specialization field defined by the student, either public relations or corporate communications. It should provide insight into a topic of interest for the student and demonstrate mastery of the specialization.The two-course requirement may be fulfilled by a traditional thesis, a fact-based case study or a complete promotional program. The project is undertaken under the direction of a faculty member with specific expertise and experience in the area being studied.As an alternative to the two-course final project, PR students may elect to take a comprehensive exam and write a 10-page research paper.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Theories of Communication
  • Corporate Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations for Non-Profit Organization
  • Writing for Organizations
  • Electronic Graphics and Publication Design
  • Fundraising for Institutional Development
  • Business and Professional Presentations
  • International Communication
  • Public Relations for Entertainment and Sports
  • Integrated Marketing Communication
  • Investor Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of Iona's graduate programs operate on a rolling admission basis. We encourage you to submit your application a month prior to a session start.


IELTS or TOEFL needed


36 alternative credits


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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • $50 USD application fee
  • A completed application (online)
  • Undergraduate/graduate transcripts
  • Evaluation of international credentials performed by one of the evaluation services recognized by NACES
  • Proof of Language Proficiency (TOEFL IBT 80, 213 CBT, 3 year longevity)
  • Two professional recommendation letters

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1127 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1127 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1127 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1127 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.


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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