Become a force in the field of strategic communication with our Master of Arts in Public Relations. You’ll learn what it takes to successfully target individuals and communities through the latest social media and emerging communication technologies. With three tracks to choose from in political communication, sports communication, and strategic public relations, as well as the chance to count prior work experience toward your degree, you can tailor your learning based on your career goals and achievements.
In this program, you will have the chance to:
Our MA in Public Relations program is incredibly versatile—complete it part-time or full-time, anywhere from one to three years. You'll also have the unique opportunity to travel, taking advantage of our immersive learning experiences abroad in cities such as Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Rosarito, Barcelona, and more.
Ready to effect change? Apply today to our graduate program in Public Relations.
Can't commit to a full master's? Our 16-credit graduate certificate program allows career changers or professionals looking to re-tool in the industry with the credentials and experience necessary to compete for today’s top jobs. Learn more about the Public Relations Certificate.
In a marketplace flooded with information, every organization wants its message to be heard above the noise. That’s why there is such a high demand for skilled communication professionals who can craft and execute compelling communication strategies. Our graduates of the Public Relations program have pursued careers in a wide variety of industries and occupations. No matter your focus area—pharmaceuticals, health and fitness, political campaigns, entertainment, hospitality, financial services, technology or government organizations—a Public Relations degree will have a sustained value during any economic cycle.
Career paths chosen by some of our graduates include:
With the ability to communicate effectively comes the power to bring about positive change. At Emerson, you will learn to analyze and gain meaningful insight into communities, cultures, institutions, and lifestyles, as well as your target audience’s beliefs and values.
Throughout your course of study, you will gain valuable, real-world experience by conducting public opinion polls and organizational social media audits, formulating crisis communication plans, writing speeches, and creating digital content. By investigating the ways in which different types of messaging can engage and persuade, you will leave the program with the skill set and strategic insight required to be a compelling advocate for better business practices, improved policies, and social justices.
Advance your career in the field of strategic communication with our Public Relations Graduate Certificate. You’ll learn what it takes to successfully target individuals and communities through the latest social media and emerging communication technologies. Our 16-credit certificate program allows career changes or professionals looking to re-tool in the industry with the credentials and experience necessary to compete for today’s top Public Relations jobs.
Your ability to communicate effectively will give you the power to bring about positive changes within any industry or sector. By learning to gain meaningful insight into your target audience’s beliefs and values you will be able to develop messages that resonate with the communities, cultures, and institutions you serve.
Throughout your course of study, you will gain a valuable foundation in communication technology and research methods. You can also focus the subject of your learning by selecting from a diverse offering of elective courses and courses from our three program tracks: Strategic Public Relations, Political Communication, and Sports Communication. You will leave the program with the skill set and strategic insight needed to advance your career in today's market.
Ready to effect change? Apply today to our graduate certificate program in Public Relations