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Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Public Relations

Humber College

18 months
12032 CAD/year
3864 CAD/year
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The Public Relations graduate certificate program from Humber College is recognized by industry as one of Canada’s leading training grounds for public relations (PR) professionals. 

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This intensive Public Relations graduate certificate program from Humber College is focused on preparing you to launch your degree and getting you ready for your first day of your work placement. You will learn how to plan, develop and execute effective public relations strategies. You will build critical skills in all aspects of PR. Experienced professors will help you develop writing skills, public relations strategies, research and planning abilities, and a high degree of social and traditional media literacy. Practical public relations courses in PR theory, marketing communications, public affairs, media relations, corporate social responsibility, sustainability and change management will provide you with a valuable and useful introduction to the field. Your teamwork, collaborative, and leadership skills will be honed through group assignments.

Your Career

As a PR practitioner, your work will be varied and fast-paced. It may include careers in media relations, corporate communications, internal communications, community relations, government relations/public affairs, investor relations, crisis management, event planning, publicity, marketing communications, consulting and issues management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Event Planning and Management
  • Public Affairs
  • Public Relations Practice and Theory
  • Social and Digital Media
  • Corporate Public Relations and Investor Relations
  • Strategic Communications
  • Public Relations Writing and Lab 
  • Marketing Communications

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree, advanced diploma or diploma
  • Resume and Letter of Intent: Applicants will submit a detailed resume and one-page letter of intent (350 words). The letter of intent should express why they have an interest in public relations, and in Humber's Public Relations graduate certificate program. 
  • Online Interview: Applicants will attend an online interview with faculty prior to which they must submit the resume and letter of intent. The 20-minute interview explores your interest in learning PR at Humber. Applicants should come prepared to share examples, either work, academic or volunteer, where communications was essential and your approach to team work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12032 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18048 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.
  • National

    3864 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5797 CAD for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Toronto

1502 - 2563 CAD /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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