Majors & Programs

Public Relations (Certificate)

Reaching and motivating people to make things happen — that’s what great communicators do. Our Public Relations graduate certificate program is your opportunity to sharpen your skills across all media, stay ahead of disruptive technologies, and advance your career.

In the program, you’ll learn how to use the latest research, social media, and emerging technologies to identify, engage, and activate people and communities. The program will give you the credentials and experience necessary to compete for today’s best PR jobs.

The flexibility of this 16-credit certificate program is perfect for career changers or for professionals just wanting to re-tool by taking courses on campus or online.

You will also gain a valuable foundation in communication technology and research methods in the program. You can focus 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.

Best of all, sharpening your ability to communicate can empower you to bring about positive change in any industry or sector. By learning to gain key insights into your target audience’s beliefs and values, you will develop messages that resonate with the communities, cultures, and institutions you serve.

Those earning this certificate leave the program with improved skills and the strategic aptitude to advance their careers in today's market.

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