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Public Relations

LEARN FROM GLOBAL LEADERS IN PR

Make your mark as a strategic communications leader, one of the most critical roles of any organization, with the Master of Arts (MA) in Public Relations at Hofstra University.

New for Fall 2023! Our 30-credit program emphasizes critical thinking and problem-solving, exceptional writing skills, and proficiency in digital platforms necessary for your success as a public relations professional. This program, which can be completed in as little as three semesters, features on-campus classes and occasional online offerings. Internships are available and numerous networking and mentoring opportunities through professional organizations play a key role in our program. Concentrations in either Reputation and Crisis Management or Marketing are options.

No GRE is required, and scholarships are available for qualified candidates. To find out more, email Program Director Jennifer Cline Sargent.

Public Relations Student

The PR Student Experience

What words describe the Hofstra University graduate public relations student? Engaged. Professional. Constantly evolving. Be a part of a trending and growing industry. Study alongside diverse and talented professionals working toward their graduate degree in Public Relations

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PR Student

Graduate Public Relations By The Numbers

8%

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between 2021-2031, jobs in PR are expected to grow by 8%.

$124K

The top 10 percent of PR professionals make more than $124,620/year. The median annual salary is $62,800.

90%

Percent of Herbert School graduates who accept employment positions within six months of graduation.

Grad PR at a Glance

Find out how our flexible, 30-credit PR graduate program from Hofstra can be completed in as few as three semesters and be personalized to meet your professional goals. No GRE is required, and scholarships are available for qualified candidates.

Faculty Experts

Learn from faculty who are working in the field and bring their professional expertise to you. They are PR practitioners, published authors, expert consultants, and leaders on PR organizations and boards. Meet Our Faculty
Hofstra’s MA in Journalism program regularly puts students in the path of key influencers and executives at a range of media companies across the nation. Just ask Sara Whitman, who made a connection during the Hofstra in LA networking trip that helped her land her dream job as a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight.
Sara Whitman '19 | BA/MA Journalism
Learn from faculty who are working in the field and bring their professional expertise to you. They are PR practitioners, published authors, expert consultants, and leaders on PR organizations and boards.
Student and Professor

Professional Opportunities

Internships in nearby New York City will help you build connections at some of the world’s top media brands. Access to the region's professional organizations will give you superb opportunities to network with and be mentored by top PR practitioners. The Grad PR Experience
Hofstra’s MA in Journalism program regularly puts students in the path of key influencers and executives at a range of media companies across the nation. Just ask Sara Whitman, who made a connection during the Hofstra in LA networking trip that helped her land her dream job as a production assistant at Entertainment Tonight.
Sara Whitman '19 | BA/MA Journalism
Learn from faculty who are working in the field and bring their professional expertise to you. They are PR practitioners, published authors, expert consultants, and leaders on PR organizations and boards.
PR Students

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Earn the professional recognition and personal achievement you seek with a graduate degree from Hofstra University. Whether you study online or on campus, full or part time, you will benefit from small class settings with nationally recognized faculty and a community of peers all contributing to a transformative learning experience. Questions? Call 516-463-4723 or email our graduate admission team at graduateadmission@hofstra.edu.