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Masters in Public Relations
Master of Arts (M.A.)

Public Relations

Employment of public relations managers and specialists is expected to grow 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

Designed for current and aspiring Public Relations professionals, the Master of Arts Public Relations program offers students an integrated course of study that blends theory and practice.  Seton Hall University is internationally recognized by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) with its Certification in Education for Public Relations (CEPR) distinction.  The M.A. program is an extension of the College of Communication and the Arts' existing B.A., Dual Degree 5-year B.A./M.A., and Professional Certificate Public Relations programs.

McKenna Ronquillo

"The program's small class sizes, flexible schedule and accelerated pace afforded me the opportunity to complete the program in one year. It brings me one step closer to my goal of being a public relations professor."

McKenna Ronquillo ’13/M.A. ’15


Program Goals:

  • Provide students with a theoretical framework to understand the strategic and tactical roles of public relations, including the identifying of publics and stakeholders.
  • Ensure students understand the ethical expectations and challenges related to Public Relations activities.
  • Develop critical awareness and a holistic understanding of the role public relations plays in society.
  • Equip students with the knowledge and tools to effectively plan, execute and measure public relations programs and campaigns

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The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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The master's degree program operates on a "learn it, apply it" philosophy. What students learn in class can be applied in the workplace immediately. Students are challenged to think creatively, apply state-of-the-art technology, and sharpen their leadership and communication skills in a dynamic, small-classroom environment.

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