Grad Schools for Public Relations: List of Graduate Schools with Public Relations Degree Programs

Published Sep 03, 2009

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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 NameInstitution TypeEnrollmentMailing AddressPhone 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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