Public Relations and Corporate Communication (MS)

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Program Description

When it comes to acquiring a quality graduate education—one that broadens the mind and delivers the skills necessary to succeed in a market driven economy—the NYU School of Professional Studies Master of Science. in Public Relations and Corporate Communication is at the forefront of anticipating the needs of its students and the continually evolving public relations industry it serves to innovate. The faculty consists of leading industry executives, influential thought leaders, and entrepreneurs from an array of growing business sectors. Students benefit from the research, hands-on work in the field, and the industry connections from our expert faculty members in public relations, corporate communication, and marketing. The program is designed to meet the needs of both working professionals and full-time students, and it can be completed in two years of full-time study or in up to five years of part-time study.

The Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communication is a 42-credit program with a core curriculum focused on written communication and presentation skills, ethics, law, social media strategies, research methodologies, and regulatory practices. In addition to an opportunity to complete an internship, students also are given the chance to produce a practicum project in which they prepare, present, and potentially launch a detailed communication plan that meets a real need for an industry organization.

Concentrations

The MSPRCC program offers two concentrations designed to prepare students for a different, yet related facet of the business.

  1. The Public Relations Management concentration develops your abilities to engage audiences and key stakeholders through effective campaign creation.
  2. The Corporate and Organizational Communication concentration focuses on building skills for all functions of the corporate communications environment.

Admissions

All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.