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The Public Relations concentration broadly explores the strategic process of communication through various channels to establish and maintain relationships with an organization’s many audiences. The program incorporates scholarship with practical application that aids your development of skills in critical thinking, research, strategic planning, goal making, problem-solving and effective written and oral communication.

Program highlights:

  • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in Public Relations are projected to grow 6% from 2018 to 2028.
  • Our students have interned with MSU Athletics, Walt Disney World, Coca Cola, the U.S. Congress, local news stations and community-based organizations.
  • We provide more opportunities to hone your skills through membership in the MSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, and we prepare you for the Certificate in Principles of Public Relations.
What are some potential careers?

Starting or completing your B.A. in Communication with a concentration in public relations degree online opens doors to many career opportunities. See a list of some possibilities!

Who should pursue this degree?

Students interested in media planning, crisis and reputation management, social media coordination, sports communication, entertainment, government relations and leadership would be well-suited to this degree.

"The Public Relations concentration is the first of Communication's five concentrations to offer an online degree option. This is the result of years of hard work by our dedicated faculty, including Kelli Anthony, who spearheaded these efforts. In today's ever-changing media and educational landscape, it is vital to offer a variety of learning opportunities. We look forward to rolling out this new degree option in the fall of 2021."

Dr. Terry Likes, Department Head and Professor Department of Communication

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