Graduate Studies

Master of Science in Public Relations


General Info

Online? Entirely
Evening Classes?
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

Some of our recent graduates responded to a Graduate Data survey taken 9 months after graduation. Of the 4 Public Relations graduates who did respond to the survey, 2 or 50% are employed in their field.


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. GRE test (other tests may be accepted with prior approval of the department)
  4. Current vita or resume
  5. Three letters of reference, with at least one from an academic source
  6. A completed Graduate Studies Admission form
  7. 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,  Room 200. The office is open from 8:00 to 5:00 (Mountain time) Monday through Friday. Office: 406-657-2238 Fax: 406-657-2302.