M.A. On Campus

Communication - Public Relations and Advertising

16 months
1340 USD/credit 36180 USD/year
1340 USD/credit 36180 USD/year
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Master the latest developments in communication while focusing on public relations and advertising. Suffolk University's Master of Arts in Communication - Public Relations and Advertising program lets you do both in Boston. 


About this Communication - Public Relations and Advertising Degree

At Suffolk University, you can take courses on strategic marketing, public relations, intercultural communication, global branding, gender communication, advertising, campaign management, and much more.

You'll learn to combine technology and theory to create effective messaging strategies for targeted audiences. To prepare you for real-world success, our state-of-the-art communication facilities feature a cutting-edge social media lab, media production and post-production facilities, and 'smart' classrooms designed to foster the innovation and collaboration prized by today’s employers.

You’ll graduate with real-world experience and develop valuable connections to leading advertising and PR firms in Boston, across the country, and around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Applied Communication Research
  • Marketing Communication Research
  • Issues in Communication
  • Content Management
  • Seminar in Advertising
  • Web Design
  • Social Media
  • Crisis Campaign Management
  • Public Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1340 USD per credit during 16 months.
  • National

    36180 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1340 USD per credit during 16 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 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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