Degree Requirements (33-36 credit hours)

  • You can start your program during any of our traditional semesters in the fall, spring, or summer. If you stay on track (taking two or three courses each semester while completing your culminating research requirement), you could finish in five consecutive semesters.
  • Courses for the master’s in public relations can be taken in any sequence but here’s a sample sequence:

First Semester (Fall)

  • JOUR 601: Studies in Journalism and Communication Theory
  • JOUR 680: Studies in Journalism and Communication Research

Second Semester (Spring)

  • PR 620: Seminar in Public Relations Foundations
  • PR 660: Public Relations Theories and Applications
  • EDPS 641: Statistical Methods in Educational and Psychological Research
    or, SOC 682: Social Statistics

Third Semester (Fall)

  • PR 662: Public Relations Case Studies
  • PR 665: Public Relations Campaigns
  • Elective from a field of your choice, depending on your career interests

Fourth Semester (Spring)

  • PR 605: Public Relations Management
  • PR 664: Public Relations Evaluation Techniques

Research requirement
You can meet this requirement after you have completed 15 hours of your degree program. You have one of two options for completing these 3-6 hours:

  • THES 698: Thesis (6)
  • CRPR 698: Creative Project (3-6)