Studyportals

Public Relations

Montana State University Billings

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
1088 USD/credit
540 USD/credit
Unknown
Tuition fee
Passed
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

The Master of Science in Public Relations is designed to provide students with the essential theoretical and practical tools they need to develop their careers in public relations and public communication. 

Overview

Students graduating with the MSPR leave with an enhanced understanding of the processes of facilitating and negotiating communication between individuals, groups, and organizations. The program is designed to be valuable to students with a variety of public relations experiences; we welcome students who bring diverse perspectives on the practice of public communication. All of the courses in this program are offered in the evening or online for flexible completion of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods*
  • Issues in Organizational Communication*
  • Issues in Public Relations*
  • Media Criticism*
  • Case Studies in Public Relations*
  • Public Relations Ethics*
  • The Law of Public Communication*
  • Communication Theory*
  • Comprehensive Exam

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

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.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a completed graduate student application form;
  • admission test scores (a photocopy will suffice to accommodate the evaluation process but applicants must instruct the testing service to supply official copies); 
  • official transcripts reflecting all baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate work including degrees earned;
  • payment of a non-refundable application fee of $40.00;
  • a letter of intent or essay, if required by the program (See Degrees & Programs);
  • three letters of recommendation, if required by the program (See Degrees & Programs);
  • a vita or resume, if required by the program (See Degrees & Programs);

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1088 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1088 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    540 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 540 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

The annual Graduate Studies Endowment Scholarships in honor of Drs. C. Robert Waterman, Helen Wilson and Robert McRae will be awarded in the spring. Outstanding graduate students will receive $1,000 each for the academic year as Waterman, Wilson and McRae Scholars. Need or current financial aid will not be considered in making these awards.

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.

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Public Relations
-
Montana State University Billings

Wishlist