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Public Relations and Corporate Communication, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
Have you ever pictured yourself in a career that works with the media, builds relationships, and persuades people to act? The MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communication program from New York University – located in the heart of the media capital of the world, NYC – can make that professional dream a reality.


A two-year immersive experience, the degree will provide you with advanced training in integrating PR into the marketing mix.  The MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communication program from New York University is an academically rigorous, practitioner-oriented program that cultivates research, writing, strategic planning and tactical execution skills.  

The curriculum helps students develop exceptional writing skills and practice thinking-through critical business issues, using domestic and international cases and current events as a springboard for reflection and learning.  Students are required to apply their skills to digital platforms, including social media, blogs and websites. 

Year two focuses on research and a choice of concentration courses, helping prepare you with work-ready skills in PR Management or Corporate and Organizational Communications. These ‘tracks’ allow students to gain specialized knowledge to succeed in professional practice.  The program concludes with both an experiential course paired with a real-world business—resulting in a 360-degree, actionable PR campaign—as well as a Capstone paper, which is written independently and uniquely contributes to the field. 

At completion, you will not only earn a practical, applicable education, but a network of actively working faculty who bring real-world public relations problems and solutions into the classroom.

Key Benefits of the Program:

  • An intensive focus on writing for public relations (including grammar, syntax, and formatting).

  • A focus on domestic and international current events and news.

  • Application of skills to digital platforms (social media, blogs, and websites).

  • Opportunities for real-world practice in publications through practicum and internship courses.

  • Program support from a talented advising team.

  • Networking opportunities with faculty with renowned professional experience.

  • Frequent guest lectures, workshops, and panels.

  • A Capstone paper at the end of the program, uniquely contributing to the field of public relations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communications Ethics, Law & Regulation
  • Public Relations Writing Seminar 
  • Theory, History & Practice of Public Relations
  • Social Media for Public Relations Professionals

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Standardized Test Information – GMAT or GRE (and TOEFL if required);
  • Transcripts & Degrees; 
  • Professional Information; 
  • Essays;
  • EQ endorsements must be submitted online;
  • International Student Supplement

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12408 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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