Master of Science in Public Relations – Online/Professional Track
Program Contact: Phillip Simon 203-582-8274
Students admitted to the Master of Science in Public Relations – online/professional track enroll on a part-time basis. Students must complete a 3 credit capstone project.
The online program prepares students for the Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) exam from the Public Relations Society of America. The core courses are aligned with the 10 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA) areas tested in the APR exam.
The Master of Science in Public Relations – online/professional track is geared toward early- to mid-career professionals who are interested in advancing their careers in public relations and/or transitioning into public relations from complementary fields such as finance, health, technology, human resources, journalism, marketing and law.
Also available is a social media track for students who want to delve deeper into social media. Students who choose the social media track take courses that cover social media practices, community management, social and web analytics and strategic planning. In this track, students learn the fundamental practices that have led to the rise of social media and how to deploy them across multiple platforms and disciplines. Students who complete this track have a firm understanding of the role social media plays in today’s communications landscape as well as the tools to deploy new solutions as this media continues to grow and evolve.
The overriding goal of the Master of Science in Public Relations – online/professional track is to develop professionally competent, socially responsible and globally-conscious graduates who are familiar with the conceptual and professional foundations of public relations, capable of assessing and applying public relations research, and skilled in contemporary public relations practices and techniques. In keeping with Quinnipiac University’s mission, graduates of this online program will be prepared to make contributions as responsible professionals and community leaders in a culturally diverse society.
MS in Public Relations – Online/Professional Track Program of Study
To earn the master’s degree, students must complete 36 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA and no grades less than a C. Any course with a grade of less than C must be retaken.
|STC 506||Public Relations Management||3|
|STC 505||Public Relations Writing||3|
|STC 519||Strategic Public Relations and Reputation Management||3|
|STC 516||Branding Strategies||3|
|STC 511||Global Strategy||3|
|STC 518||Measurement and Evaluation||3|
|STC 510||Crisis Management||3|
|ICM 552||Media Ethics & Policy||3|
|Public Relations elective requirements 1|
|Select three of the following:||9|
|Strategic Planning in Public Relations|
|Health and Strategic Communications|
|Social Media Practice|
|STC 605||Public Relations Graduate Capstone||3|
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Admission is based on the following:
- undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or greater
- a resume showing experience either as a student or professional
- two professional or academic recommendations
- online samples of written, visual, media or interactive work
- a 500-word personal statement (see application)