Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication - Public Relations
Kent State University

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Program Information

The Kent State University Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in Public Relations is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in the communications field, to complement existing knowledge, or to gain new competencies. The program offers advanced study of social media strategies, PR management, internal communications, crisis communications, and ROI and measurement.

The curriculum is dynamic, challenging and professionally relevant — all thanks to industry-experienced faculty.  Public relations practitioners can no longer operate in a silo, focusing solely on communication issues. Our multidisciplinary approach views public relations as a key function in management. By addressing the specific capabilities demanded by today’s employers—crisis management, internal communications, social media strategies, and investor relations—our program prepares students with the knowledge and ability to further their career, define their role or transition into a new leadership position.

You will be learning alongside and from other students with diverse professional experiences from across the United States. Our diverse alumni and student body can help you build an extensive network.

Our online Public Relations master’s program by the numbers:

More than 90% of graduates agree that overall, the program has

  • increased their career options
  • Expanded their knowledge of the industry
  • Helped them develop a strategic communication perspective

More than 90% of graduates reported that they would recommend our program to a friend

AccreditationNorth Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
RequirementsMinimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 / Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution / Minimum GRE score of 150 for verbal and quantitative and minimum of 4 for writing / May be waived for 5+ years of relevant professional experience.
On Campus RequirementNone
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelMaster