Public Relations

Quinnipiac University

12 months
1055 USD/credit
1055 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Directing the social media strategy for a small business, helping a nonprofit organization connect with new volunteers and donors, or managing the response during a corporate crisis are just a few ways public relations experts promote mutually beneficial relationships between clients and their publics.


As a public relations specialist, you are the eyes, ears and voice of individuals and organizations. You conduct in-depth research to understand the needs of various publics, create strategic messaging for print, mobile and digital outlets and coordinate programs that effectively communicate a client’s message and goals. We’ll teach you the skills you need for a career as a social media manager, public affairs officer, community relations officer or media relations specialist.We build upon your current skills and prepare you for leadership roles. You’ll learn to plan and manage PR campaigns as well as mitigate potential crisis situations. Electives enable you to specialize in such sub-fields as international public relations, investor relations and health care public relations, depending on your career goals. Our program additionally offers the flexibility of both full- and part-time study, while the fast track option allows you to complete the program in one year.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles and Theories of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Research Methods
  • Public Relations Research Design
  • Law and Ethics in Public Relations
  • Public Relations Writing
  • Public Relations Management
  • Strategic Planning in Public Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The suggested deadline is by July 30.International applicants: Deadline for admission is April 30.




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.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The School of Communications invites applications from prospective students who wish to pursue the professional practice of public relations. Recent graduates of a bachelor's degree program outside of the communications fields are welcome to apply, as are prospective students who are presently working and wish to either shift careers or enhance their professional standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1055 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1055 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    1055 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1055 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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Public Relations
Quinnipiac University