Dual-Degree BA/MS or BS/MS in Public Relations (4+1)

Program Contact: Alexander Laskin  203-582-8470

Quinnipiac offers a five-year Dual-Degree BA/MS or BS/MS in Public Relations (4+1) program for students who are currently enrolled in any Quinnipiac undergraduate program and wish to pursue graduate studies at the university. Students may apply for provisional acceptance to the MS in Public Relations program during the second semester of their junior year. If accepted, students typically take 6 credits of graduate courses during their senior year beginning in the fall semester.  In some circumstances, 9 graduate credits will be allowed with the permission of the graduate public relations director. Those credits can be applied to both undergraduate and graduate programs. Applications for this special program are available through the School of Communications.


Quinnipiac University students from any undergraduate major may apply to the dual-degree bachelor's/master’s program during their junior year. The deadline is the third Friday in February. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater by the end of their junior year. 
An application should be submitted to graduate programs director in the School of Communications and consists of the following:
  • application form
  • resume
  • two letters of reference (one from a professor in the student’s major)
  • a personal statement