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Unlock Professional Opportunities in Public Relations

Employment and career opportunities in the public relations industry continue to grow robustly. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that from 2014 to 2024, jobs in public relations are expected to increase as fast as jobs in other occupations. The Bureau also noted that as of May 2016 (the most recent statistic available), the median annual salary of public relations specialists was $58,020 and the top 10 percent earned more than $110,560.

Employers are looking for PR professionals who possess a superior combination of skills and capabilities in integrated marketing, crisis communication and management, traditional and social media, and digital production.The Master of Arts in Public Relations will help students master the fundamentals of the profession through a hands on approach where they will learn how to solve problems, develop strategic communication plans, build relationships with key constituents, maintain and enhance organizational reputations, improve customer response, and communicate effectively.