B.A. On Campus

Public Relations

Virginia Tech

48 months
33857 USD/year
33857 USD/year
14175 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Relations program of Virginia Tech focuses on maintaining a business’s reputation and brand while fostering relationships with the media and the public. You take courses in writing, communication research, message production, case analysis and campaign planning. 


These courses enhance your critical thinking about issues in the public relations industry and managing interactions between businesses and people. The Public Relations program of Virginia Tech offers you a strong foundation for a wide variety of career opportunities in corporations, government, nonprofits and public relations agencies.

Career Options

  • Public relations specialist 
  • Communication director 
  • Marketing coordinator  
  • Sales associate 
  • Recruiter 
  • Digital marketing specialist 
  • Brand manager 
  • Special events planner 
  • Content specialist 
  • Social media manager 
  • Nonprofit founder 
  • Account executive 
  • Director of development 
  • Media specialist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Relations Cases
  • Writing And Editing for Public Relations
  • Corporate Communication
  • Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • Public Relations and Sports
  • Organizational Communication

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for admission
  • Application fee 
  • Self-Report of the Academic Record (SRAR). This will include all coursework completed in high school
  • Grades (level of performance)
  • SAT and/or ACT test scores. Virginia Tech does not require the SAT for international applicants.
  • International students whose native language is not English must document proficiency in the English language by submitting either an IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE
  • Interviews (optional)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    33857 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33857 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    33857 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33857 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    14175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14175 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Blacksburg

1166 - 1906 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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