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Public Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spokane, WA, United States
Public Relations from Gonzaga University curriculum combines the study of strategic, crisis and client-driven communication across media platforms with journalistic style and expertise.
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Overview

At Public Relations from Gonzaga University students learn to manage communication between organizations, the media and the public, with an awareness of branding and marketing considerations. Required internships with local, national and international organizations provide hands-on experience in campaign planning, corporate communication, and nonprofit organization advocacy.

Careers

Graduates of the program often successfully pursue careers in specialty areas such as sports information, environmental or university PR as well as in the corporate arena.

Graduates with Public Relations from Gonzaga University will:

  • Be able to demonstrate competence in communication theories through a public relations lens, and in writing and critical thinking skills relevant to contemporary public relations practice.
  • Understand and be adept at articulating the uses of public relations practices to further social justice efforts.
  • Understand the boundaries and protections of media law and the guidelines for ethical public relations behaviors, and engage in public relations practices that transcend minimum industry standards.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Media Law
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Media Literacy
  • PR Speech Writing & Delivery
  • Strategic Communications
  • Organizational Issues for PR
  • Public Relations Campaign

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    550

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete the online Common Application.
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • Students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA, with junior year being no less than a 3.1 GPA, in a college preparatory curriculum that results in a high school diploma.
    • Personal Essay and Activities List (found on the Common Application).
    • Official transcripts in native language and English from all high schools, colleges and universities attended.
    • Common Application School Report (found on the Common Application).
    • One Common Application Teacher Evaluation (found on the Common Application).
    • Copy of Passport 
    • Submit a $50 non-refundable application fee.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spokane

  • 880 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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