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Certificate in Public Relations

What makes a public relations professional? Someone who is calm under crisis. Is savvy with emerging technologies. Can build relationships and advocate for people with varied goals and perspectives.

You can complete Marylhurst University's public relations certificate in less than a year.

The 24-credit program is designed to develop the professional expertise required of managers of public relations, community relations and marketing communications.

Coursework hones skills in writing, editing, research, media relations, special events planning and presentation design, as well as crisis and image management.

The career outlook is good; skilled PR professionals are in demand now more than ever. Check out the Occupational Profile on O*NET
(27-3031: Public Relations Specialists).

The typical public relations student moves through the program as follows:

Fall term
* required foundation courses offered fall term only

Media Writing Basics for Public Relations*
Public Relations Principles: Essentials of Strategic Communications*

Winter term

Research & Planning for Strategic Communications
Managing Integrity: Legal Issues & Ethics in Strategic Communications
plus one elective

Spring term

Graphics & E-media for Strategic Communications
Advanced Writing for Strategic Communications
plus one elective

For a list of possible electives, see certificate requirements.

Program Length & Costs

The estimated time to complete the program is 9 months.
Estimated costs are:
Tuition* (24 credits) = $10,824
Books & Supplies ($50 per credit) = $1,200
TOTAL = $12,024
*Calculated at the current 2014-15 tuition rate.

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