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Public Relations

University of Houston

12 months
9936 USD/year
9936 USD/year
3840 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Relations program of the University of Houston is geared towards helping practitioners advance in the field.


About the Program

Our students dive into theory, case studies and research to help them better communicate on behalf of their organizations and strengthen relationships with its stakeholders. The curriculum of the Public Relations program of the University of Houston gives special emphasis to management issues relevant to products, services, image, and public policy.

In particular, our public relations students study the following:

  • How to conduct better research that draws deeper real world insights
  • Issues concerning digital culture and the rise of social media
  • The ubiquity of social media and its impact on communities
  • How staffing, budgeting and campaign management differ on the corporate, association, union and non profit public relations levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Relations Theory
  • Public Relations Management
  • Seminar in Crisis Communication
  • Understanding Publics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits
  • 30-36


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in the area of specialization or have completed at least 18 college-level hours in the field
  • Students who do not meet this requirement may be required to take remedial course work, which will be specified at the time of admission.
  • Have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in an appropriate field from an accredited institution,
  • Have a minimum 3.0/4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) in the last 60 undergraduate hours attempted, and
  • Have competitive scores on the GRE which are historically 153 or higher for the verbal portion and 153 or higher for math/quantitative portion in the current scoring system. (Scores are typically in the range of 500 on both the verbal and math-quantitative portions of the exam for the older scoring system.)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    9936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4968 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    9936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4968 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    3840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1920 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Houston

1067 - 1950 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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