Graduate Programs

Graduate Public Relations (MA)

Advance your skills in building reputable brands

  • 0

    GRE Requirements

  • 8

    Advanced standing credits available for those with professional experience

  • 36

    Credit hours

About the Graduate Public Relations Program

Historically named the first communication program in the United States, Emerson College’s on-campus Public Relations MA program teaches you to analyze, communicate with, and gain meaningful insight into communities, cultures, institutions, and lifestyles, while supporting your audience’s beliefs and values.

Housed in the School of Communication’s Department of Communication Studies, our flexible program offers you the opportunity to gain real-world experience by conducting public opinion polls and organizational social media audits, formulating crisis communication plans, writing speeches, and creating digital content. By investigating the ways in which different types of messaging can engage and persuade, you will leave the program with the skill set and strategic insight required to be a compelling advocate for better business practices, improved policies, and social justice.

Program Highlights 

  • Earn up to 8 Advanced Standing credits for your professional work experience, allowing you to expedite your degree completion by applying your working knowledge toward your degree
  • No GRE requirements to apply
  • Full-time and part-time options available 
  • Courses are offered in the evening to fit your schedule

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4+1 Bachelor’s to Master’s Program

Our Public Relations MA program is available to current Emerson undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in just one additional year. For more information, visit our 4+1 MA in Public Relations page.


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