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Master of Arts in Public Relations

Saturday MA in PR

Students pursuing a Master of Arts (MA) in Public Relations have the option to earn their degree as Saturday-only students.

The Master of Arts in Public Relations at Hofstra University is a professional program designed to prepare students for the fast-evolving communications field by emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving, exceptional writing skills, and the innovative digital tools required for a successful career in the public relations profession. The program is designed for students to become immediately qualified to assume a variety of public relations positions and enhanced leadership roles.

The Saturday MA in PR may be completed in 16 months. Each course will meet once a week on Saturdays; for three semesters students will attend classes on Saturday mornings and afternoons for seven weeks, followed by one Saturday morning class for five weeks. Students will also take summer session classes and a winter session class. Some courses will be offered online or as independent study. Click here for a sample course map.


  • Students take core public relations courses in fundamentals, storytelling, media relations, research, media literacy; reputation and crisis management, social media and innovative technology, business essentials, and international relations.
  • Elective coursework is offered through the Department of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations; Hofstra's Frank G. Zarb School of Business; and other disciplines.
  • The curriculum includes several electives including an internship or independent study. A capstone project is required of all students completing the degree.
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