M.A. in Public Relations

General

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Program Description

Earn your M.A. in Public Relations

Become a change-maker and take your career to new heights. Graduate Studies within the College of Communication and the Arts is an exciting community of scholars, theorists, researchers, and professionals.

One common feature among all of our programs is a commitment to excellence. Faculty are comprised of internationally recognized researchers and industry professionals. A cutting-edge curriculum incorporates the latest technology and trends, keeping you a cut above the rest.

The Accelerated Public Relations Degree

Our 30-credit program provides students with the tools necessary to become practitioners, change-makers and leaders. This program blends theory with practice, providing graduates with tangible skills essential for career growth, including integral research, planning, implementation and evaluation tactics in the context of ongoing change, issue and reputation management for organizations of all sizes.

Our Unique Emphasis

Tying Theory to Practice

Join the student-run PR firm, The Litore Agency, and gain invaluable hands-on experience by contributing to real client campaigns.

  • Enhance project management skills
  • Create multi-layered media campaigns
  • Implement, track, report and assess communication efforts

Connection to Industry Leaders

Capitalize on our proximity to New York City and some of the country’s top public relations agencies and organizations.

  • Build your professional network
  • Engage with prominent Seton Hall alumni
  • Learn from guest speakers and mentors who supplement our full-time faculty

Network and Connect

Making the right professional connections is a crucial component to furthering your career.

  • Land the perfect internship via Seton Hall’s Career Center
  • Work with some of the country’s most prestigious firms and agencies in NYC
  • Earn priceless, first-hand experience in a fast-moving industry

1:1 Advising

Dedicated faculty mentor your culminating master’s project from creation to completion.

  • Benefit from 1:1 time with your master’s project adviser
  • Study alongside nationally recognized professionals and researchers
  • Graduate with a portfolio suitable for conferences and interviews

Flexibility for the Working Professional

Many students in the program are already working. Recognizing the need for flexibility, we offer convenient evening class times that meet just once per week. In addition to evening classes, select courses are offered online for your convenience.

Education for You, Value for Your Employer

Immersive learning experiences combining theory with practical skills allow you to put your knowledge to use in the workplace both immediately and over time. Employers may be assured that an investment in an employee’s education will pay off when it comes to workplace excellence, as well as:

  • Critical and strategic planning abilities, both collaboratively and interculturally
  • Technology and data fluency
  • Systems leadership and strategic agility
  • Networking opportunities with industry experts and colleagues
Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

The College of Communication and the Arts is a premier choice for students seeking a high quality, interdisciplinary communication and arts degree that is based on a sound liberal arts education, embr ... Read More

The College of Communication and the Arts is a premier choice for students seeking a high quality, interdisciplinary communication and arts degree that is based on a sound liberal arts education, embraces today's digital culture, and empowers students to lead, create, and communicate with responsibility, passion and excellence. Read less