This program requires 36 total credits.
|CC 648||Public Relations||Available Online in Spring Semester Only||4|
|CC 647||Organizational Communication||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 652||Emerging Communication Technology||Available Online in Fall Semester Only||4|
|CC 645||Research Methods & Practice||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 608||Public Affairs||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 692||Capstone||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 699||Master's Thesis*||Not Available Online||4|
*To be repeated for a total of 8 credits
|CC 604||Strategic Planning and the Managerial Process||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 621||Content Development & Strategy||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 623||Public Diplomacy||Available Online in Fall Semester Only||4|
|CC 624||Campaign Management||Available Online in Fall Semester Only||4|
|CC 626||Crisis Communication||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 633||Sports, Culture and Society||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 636||Negotiation and Group Process||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 640||User Experience Design||Available Online in Summer Semester Only||4|
|CC 643||Global Communication||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 655||Project Management and Communication||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 690||Internship in PR||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 695||Seminar in PR||Not Available Online||4|
|CC 697||Directed Study||Not Available Online||4|
With the approval of the Public Relations graduate program director, one course from another Emerson College graduate program may be taken as an elective. Below are three suggestions for Marketing Communication Department courses that complement the Public Relations curriculum.
|CC 620||Public Relations Management||4|
|CC 621||Writing for Marketing Communication||4|
|CC 653||Web Page Development and Management||4|
To complete the degree, each student completes either a Capstone project or thesis that synthesizes prior coursework and applies information gleaned from the various courses.
Thesis or Capstone Class
The degree will culminate with a capstone or thesis, giving you the chance to synthesize everything you’ve learned in a format that works best for you. There are two options:
- The capstone, which can be a client-based communication or creative project, academic paper, or case-study, allows you to put theory to practice, with the option to write a crisis communication plan, develop a publication or online program, conduct a comprehensive communication audit, or create a public affairs and communication plan to affect public policy.
- The thesis lets you conduct deeper research on a particular dimension of public relations and is a good option if you wish to further your studies with a PhD in communication.