Master of Arts in Public Relations

PR Masters page featured imageReady to take your PR career to the next level? If you have experience in the field but are ready to enhance your knowledge and skills, or you are a professional from an allied discipline who wishes to transition to public relations, the Master of Arts in Public Relations is ideal for you. Graduating seniors are invited to apply as well. The program is designed to prepare you for professional public relations positions in a wide variety of industries.

You will participate in real-world learning experiences, including public relations campaigns and crisis communication plans for local organizations. Past students even collaborated with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

This professional graduate program offers coursework online, hybrid or at night on IUPUIā€™s downtown Indianapolis campus in modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Course topics include PR research and evaluation and tactics and techniques, starting your own PR business, managing a firm, creating online content such as blogs and social media, completing a successful PR campaign, and more. You will be prepared for management positions in public relations firms, corporations, government agencies, nonprofits, associations, and health and life sciences organizations.

You can complete the 30-credit-hour degree in two or three years. No thesis is required.

You may specialize in three different areas:

  • General Public Relations Management
  • Public Relations in Health Care and Life Sciences
  • Sports Public Relations Management

Learn more:

  • Check out courses offered.
  • Contact graduate coordinator Dr. Jonas Bjork for more information about your course of study.
  • E-mail Rodger Johnson, visiting lecturer of practice, for details about the public relations program and about PRSSA.