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Journalism and Public Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
South Orange, NJ, United States
The Journalism and Public Relations program offered by Seton Hall University. is one of just a handful of undergraduate programs nationwide to be certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
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Public Relations majors learn in the classroom how the development and evolution of digital platforms supports domestic and global Public Relations campaigns and apply those learnings to work with real-world clients via internships in agencies, corporations, nonprofits or other organizations. Many students also work with our chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), working on live campaigns with real industry clients. 

Most students graduate with a robust portfolio to share with prospective employers. Alumni from the Public Relations program have careers working with nationally recognized corporations like Coyne PR, Influenster, Nickelodeon, the NY Mets, and many others.


  • The Journalism and Public Relations major offered by Seton Hall University consists of 48 credits. Thirty-three credits of required courses include a mix of Public Relations courses, supplemented with specific Communication and Journalism coursework. Students round out major coursework with elective choices, including courses such as Media Criticism, Managing Reputation and Crisis Communication, Integrated Communication among many others. 
  • Public Relations majors are encouraged to explore the College's unique dual-degree option. The combined program, in which students work to earn a B.A. in Public Relations and an M.A. in Communication, allows students to take 12 graduate credits during their junior and senior years in preparation for a fifth year of graduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Oral Communication
  • Writing for the Media
  • Communication Ethics
  • Communication Research
  • Communication Law
  • News Reporting
  • Publications Editing
  • Advanced News Reporting
  • American Journalism
  • Senior Seminar: Journalism

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    42920 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21460 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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