College of Arts & Sciences

Curriculum

The Master of Arts degree in Public Relations (MPR) requires 30 credits distributed as follows:
    • 18 credits in required communication coursework, which include the following required courses:
      • COMM 6000 Writing for the Organization and the Client (3 credits)
      • COST 7220 Effective Presentations (3 credits)
      • COMM 6003 Theory and Evolution of Public Relations (3 credits)
      • COMM 8003 Public Relations Planning and Strategy (3 credits)
      • COTC 7110 Communication Research (3 credits)
      • COMM 8190 Master's Project (3 credits)
    • 12 credits in Communication Electives (see link for more information)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES (12 Credits)
The Master of Arts in Strategic Communication (MASC) program offers six professional certificates, either as part of the M.A. degree programs or on a stand-alone basis. Each certificate is comprised of four courses (12 credits). Students who pursue and successfully complete a certificate program will be awarded a professional certificate that can be noted on a resume.

The Professional Certificates offered are:

Intercultural Communication

  • COMM 8001 Multiculturalism and Leadership: Communication Perspective (3 credits)
  • COMM 7420 Cross Cultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COTC 6193 Independent Study- Diversity and Globalization (3 credits)
  • COMM 8110 Communication Ethics (3 credits)

International Communication

  • COMM 8001 Multiculturalism and Leadership: Communication Perspective (3 credits)
  • COMM 7420 Cross Cultural Communication (3 credits)
  • COTC 6193 Independent Study- Diversity and Globalization (3 credits)
  • COMM 7000 International Business Communication (3 credits)

Organizational Communication

  • COMM 6000 Writing for the Organization and the Client (3 credits)
  • COTC 6100 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • COST 7220 Effective Presentations (3 credits)
  • COMM 7763 Employee Relations (3 credits)

Public Relations

  • COMM 6000 Writing for the Organization and the Client (3 credits)
  • COMM 7782 Media Relations (3 credits)
  • COMM 7762 Events Management (3 credits)
  • COMM 7796 Public Relations: Cases and Practical Applications (3 credits)

Strategic Communication and Leadership

  • COMM 7798 Managerial Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 6300 Strategic Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 8001 Multiculturalism and Leadership: Communications Perspectives (3 credits)
  • COMM 7779 Crisis Communication (3 credits)

Strategic Communication Planning

  • COTC 6100 Introduction to Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 7798 Managerial Communication (3 credits)
  • COMM 6300 Strategic Organizational Communication (3 credits)
  • COTC Independent Study- Communication Planning (3 credits) 
For more information on courses offered, please visit the 2014-2015 Graduate Course Catalog

Dr. Richard Dool
Director, Graduate Studies

(973) 761-9490
rrichard.dool@shu.edu

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