How to Select a Public Relations Graduate School
Common requirements for a Master of Arts in Public Relations include a minimum of 30 hours in core courses and either a thesis or an additional amount of credit hours with approval and a written examination. Programs often include internships in specific areas like networking, volunteering and developing a portfolio. Public relations students may choose to focus on a specific area of work, such as crisis management or staff supervision, and a specific industry, like healthcare or non-profit organizations.
Students interested in public relations graduate schools may want to keep these considerations in mind:
- Look for a specialized, real-life curriculum, concentration in any specific areas of interest and a schedule that works within your time constraints.
- A school curriculum should include courses that deal with drafting speeches, newsletters and reports.
- Intensive writing coursework should be of high consideration.
Top 10 Public Relations Graduate Schools
|Indiana University - Bloomington||4-year, Public|
|Syracuse University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Harvard University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|Princeton University||4-year, Private not-for-profit|
|University of Georgia||4-year, Public|
|University of Southern California||4-year, Private not for profit|
|University of Washington||4-year, Public|
|University of California - Berkeley||4-year, Public|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||4-year, Public|
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||4-year, Public|