Grad Schools for Public Relations: List of Graduate Schools with Public Relations Degree Programs
Public Relations specialists tend to work in the fields of advertising, communications and media. Those in Public Relations are responsible for supporting and promoting the goals, image and policies of their employer.
Details of Public Relations Degree Programs
Master of Science in Public Relations
A master's degree in Public Relations prepares graduates to work for non-profits, the government and businesses. The degree focuses on the theory and research necessary for management positions in Public Relations. Students take classes in corporate, government and non-profit Public Relations and public affairs. Other courses may cover investor relations, community relations, corporate crises, political campaigning and marketing communication.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Relations
A doctoral degree in Public Relations builds on the curriculum of a master's degree. Students are taught to conduct in-depth research in Public Relations theory. Coursework covers both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. In addition to high-level classes in communication and public relations, Ph.D. candidates may also take courses in cognition to gain a more scientific perspective on the practice of Public Relations. Finally, students complete a dissertation and an oral examination of their subject matter. Ph.D.s in Public Relations may become researchers or professors.
Public and Private Non-Profit Schools with Graduate Public Relations Degrees
|School Name||Institution Type||Enrollment||Mailing Address||Phone Number|
|Texas A & M University||4-year, Public||48039||College Station, Texas 77843||(979) 845-3211|
|Michigan State University||4-year, Public||46510||East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1046||(517) 355-1855|
|University of Houston||4-year, Public||36104||212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2018||(713) 743-1000|
|Temple University||4-year, Public||35490||1801 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122-6096||(215) 204-7000|
|University of Southern California||4-year, Private not-for-profit||33747||University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089||(213) 740-2311|
|Liberty University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||33604||1971 University Blvd, Lynchburg, Virginia 24502||(434) 582-2000|
|Boston University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||31766||One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215||(617) 353-2000|
|West Virginia University||4-year, Public||28840||Stewart Hall, University Avenue, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6201||(304) 293-0111|
|DePaul University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||24352||55 E Jackson, Chicago, Illinois 60604||(312) 362-8000|
|Towson University||4-year, Public||21111||8000 York Rd, Towson, Maryland 21252-0001||(410) 704-2000|
|Ball State University||4-year, Public||20243||2000 University Ave, Muncie, Indiana 47306||(765) 289-1241|
|Syracuse University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||19366||Syracuse, New York 13244-1100||(315) 443-1870|
|Webster University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||19154||470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194||(314) 961-2660|
|University of Miami||4-year, Private not-for-profit||15323||University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124||(305) 284-2211|
|University of Southern Mississippi||4-year, Public||14793||118 College Drive # 0001, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 39406-0001||(601) 266-1000|
|Kean University||4-year, Public||14203||1000 Morris Ave, Union, New Jersey 07083-0411||(908) 737-5326|
|University of Denver||4-year, Private not-for-profit||11328||2199 S. University Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80208||(303) 871-2000|
|Rowan University||4-year, Public||10270||201 Mullica Hill Road, Glassboro, New Jersey 08028||(856) 256-4000|
|Suffolk University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||9434||8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770||(617) 573-8000|
|Barry University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||8581||11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33161-6695||(800) 756-6000|
|Monmouth University||4-year, Private not-for-profit||6442||400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, New Jersey 07764-1898||(732) 571-3400|
|University of Sacred Heart||4-year, Private not-for-profit||5666||Calle Rosales Esq San Antonio Pda 26 1/2, Santurce, Puerto Rico 00907||(787) 728-1515|
|Virginia State University||4-year, Public||5042||One Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806||(804) 524-5000|
|Mississippi College||4-year, Private not-for-profit||4741||200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, Mississippi 39058||(601) 925-3000|
|Iona College||4-year, Private not-for-profit||4375||715 North Ave, New Rochelle, New York 10801-1890||(914) 633-2000|
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