Master of Science in Public Relations
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General Info

Online: Yes
Evening Classes: Yes
Program Length: If you take a full load of 9 credits per semester, you could finish this program in about 3-4 semesters

Careers: What can you do with a degree in Public Relations?
  • Health Promotion
  • Media Analysis/Planning
  • Nonprofit Public Relations
  • Advertising/Marketing
  • Community Relations
  • Corporate Communication
  • Lobbying
  • News/Informational Writing
  • Human Resource Management
  • Corporate Public Affairs
  • Public Opinions Research
  • Fundraising
  • Editing
  • Sales
Admission Criteria/Application Procedures

The number of students admitted to the program each year is usually limited. Applicants will be evaluated according to the weighting system listed below. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of openings, the applicants with the highest ratings will be given first consideration for admission to the program. Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered for provisional admission. 

  1. A bachelor’s degree in communication or related discipline with significant coursework in communication
  2. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. One of the following tests: GRE, LSAT, MAT, or GRE. Other tests may be accepted with prior approval of the department
  4. Three letters of reference, with at least one from an academic source
  5. A completed Graduate Studies Admission form
  6. A letter of application stating the applicant’s purpose for pursuing a graduate degree in public relations

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Contact Us

Please contact the office of Graduate Studies for information about this program, admission requirements, application forms, graduate assistantships and other scholarship information. Contact us as well for information about any of our graduate degree programs.

Our office is located in McMullen Hall, First Floor.
The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302

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