The public relations master's program requires 36 credits and involves 13 months of intensive professional study. You may choose between two tracks: a professional track that prepares you to be a public relations practitioner and a second (thesis) track that leads you to doctoral study in preparation for a career in teaching or research. Professional track students complete their studies with a cumulative exam and may choose the workplace for their public relations internship. Those in the thesis track complete the program by writing a thesis.
See the 2016-2017 PR master's program course list for more information.
For complete program requirements and a list of available graduate public relations courses, see the Syracuse University Course Catalog.
Featured Course: PRL 735
On-site work experience in the Syracuse area to acclimate students to the realities of organizational life; to explore one type of public relations in depth; to apply classroom theory to the solution of everyday communications problems and to develop additional work samples for professional portfolios.