Many individuals with bachelor’s degrees in science-based fields choose to pursue the Master of Science, or MSc, as a means of expanding their employment opportunities and raising their income. Most Master of Science programs can be completed within about two years, if taken full-time, at which time most graduates either enter the workforce or pursue an even higher academic designation.
Just what is an MSc in Public Relations – PR? Intended for those with existing degrees in advertising, marketing, communications, journalism or a related field, this comprehensive advanced degree program prepares graduates for a wide range of careers. Common areas of study include crisis management, marketing and development, graphic design, writing, politics and general communications. Additional attention is given in some programs to emerging technologies related to the field, and some programs focus heavily on preparing graduates to effectively interact with members of the media.
Many public relations master’s degree-holders are able to earn considerable salaries as upper-level employees of major corporations, small public relations firms or as independent contractors. They are also highly sought after and more likely to be hired for key industry positions than those without degrees or those with lesser degrees.
Tuition rates vary from one Master in Public Relations program to the next. Rates vary based on factors such as the geographic region through which the program is offered, as well as the prestige of the school and the degree program itself.
Graduates of these programs go on to work in a broad range of areas. Some work in government while others choose to perform public relations work in-house for global businesses and corporations large and small. Many graduates of these programs go on to work as publicists, crisis communications specialists, political consultants, TV news producers, marketing professionals and account managers, among other positions. Some graduates choose to work in higher education while others continue their own education and choose to pursue doctorate degrees.
Numerous public relations master’s programs exist globally, and interested students are encouraged to explore them using our extensive database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The MSc in Strategic Public Relations and Communication Management equips students with the necessary practical and analytical skills for a professional career and it examines how to design, implement and evaluate public relations (PR) and programmes. [+]
This online learning public relations course was specially created to provide access to those whose work or domestic commitments prevent them from attending a full-time course. In recognition of the special requirements of online learning, support networks have been set up in the form of a student network, academic tutors and residential schools. [+]
The MSc Strategic Communication & Public Relations is an interdisciplinary, advanced level course taught by established academics and practitioners. It offers a hands-on approach while at the same time providing you with the theoretical foundations necessary to practise public relations at a managerial level. [+]
Our MSc will give you an in-depth knowledge of marketing from both an academic and practitioner's perspective, enabling you to address marketing challenges in critical and creative ways. The programme is designed to help those from general business or management-related disciplines develop into innovative marketing professionals who can drive strategic decisions in the creation of successful products and services. [+]
In a world where organisations are under increasing public scrutiny, protecting a company's corporate reputation and sending out the right messages are vital for survival. Gain a career in corporate communications, public relations consultancy or in managing corporate brands. [+]
Liberty University’s Master of Science in Marketing - Public Relations online program helps perfect students’ public relations writing, communications, research, and leadership skills, preparing them to become qualified, professional business executives. [+]
Fordham’s Masters of Science in Investor Relations (MIR) is a multidisciplinary degree that teaches the skills necessary to stand out in the growing field of investor relations (IR). [+]