Public Relations Master of Science (Offered online)
The number of students admitted to the program annually is limited. Applicants will be evaluated according to the criteria listed in numbers 1-7 below. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available openings, those applicants with the highest ratings will be given first consideration for admission to the program. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements in a given year may be considered for probationary admission. Please see the Department Chairperson for further information.
- A bachelor of arts or science in communication or related discipline with significant coursework in communication.
- An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or higher.
- GRE test. Other tests may be accepted with prior approval of the department. A minimum score of 3.5 (a 4.0 is preferred) on the writing portion of the GRE and a strong verbal score consistent with the standards of a writing-intensive graduate program are required.
- Three letters of reference, with at least one from an academic source.
- A completed Graduate Studies Admissions Form.
- A letter of application stating the applicant’s purpose for pursuing a graduate degree in public relations.
- A current resume or curriculum vitae (CV).
Student Learning Outcomes
- Successful graduates of this program will be able to:
- Locate, read and evaluate professional and academic literature.
- Develop, design and execute independent research projects.
- Disseminate research findings to different types of audiences.
- Integrate communication theory and research into professional and academic settings.
|COMT 501||Communication Law and Ethics||3|
|COMT 502||Research Methods||3|
|COMT 514||Issues in Org Comm||3|
|COMT 522||Issues in Public Relations||3|
|COMT 525||Media Criticism||3|
|COMT 565||Communication Theory||3|
|COMT 581||Campaign Planning||3|
|COMT 595||Comprehensive Exams||3|
|Select two courses from the following:||6|
|Adv Interpersonal Comm|
|Leadership & Communication|
|New Media Skills|
|Risk Crisis & Comm|
|Case Studies in PR|
|Pop Culture & Cultural Studies|
|Multicultural Mass Comm|
|Applied Communication Studies|
|Gender, Media, and Society|
|Total Minimum Credits||30|