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Master of Arts in Public Relations

The Master of Arts in Public Relations is a fully online, technology-rich, professionally focused graduate
degree program created to serve a growing need in media, communications, marketing, and advertising

About the Program

 The program will prepare students to effectively utilize multimedia channels to strategically manage communication between individuals, organizations, and the public.

The program includes study in crisis communication, foundational theories of communication, ethics and rhetoric, principles of public relations writing and research, campaign planning and practice, and the craft of production and design. Other topics include fundraising and planning, digital writing and publishing, news writing and reporting, and web development.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an institutionally accredited college or university
  • Evidence of aptitude for success in graduate-level studies
  • Completion of all program admission requirements
  • For residents of Georgia, documentation of lawful residence

In addition to the above Office of Graduate Studies requirements, students applying for the Master of Arts in Public Relations program must meet the following admission criteria and supply the following materials:

  • Evidence of a 2.75 GPA (undergraduate)
  • Letter of application that states the applicant’s interest in and goals for the program
  • Current resume


Dr. Andre Nicholson, Program Coordinator


School of Arts & Letters
Department of Media, Culture, & the Arts