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Public Relations, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oshkosh, WI, United States
We launched the public relations major in 2015, the first in UW System, following more than 40 years of offering a public relations emphasis. We offer a bachelor degree in Public Relations at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. 
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This growing major in Public Relations from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers writing, visual and digital communication courses to develop practitioners versed in the best practices for public relations techniques, media relations, research, social media and campaigns. 

These professionals build relationships online and in-person with media, consumers and other audiences in many types of organizations, such as agencies, corporations, government and nonprofits. Connect with a career like those of our award-winning alumni working at brands such as Kohl’s, Discover Wisconsin and U.S. Olympics, or practicing public relations at national and regional agencies such as Bader Rutter, Element Creative and Envano. 

You’ll also find them working in national, city and state government, such as Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources or Department of Tourism. Students learn about public relations in courses and experiences through internships and clubs, including the Public Relations Student Society for Professional Journalists (PRSSA). UWO has a tradition of placing in national public relations competitions, such as Bateman and the National Organ Donor Awareness Campaign.

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: 

  • Intro to Media: News, Public Relations and Advertising
  • Writing for the Media
  • Media Photography 
  • Foundations of Multimedia Production
  • Editing
  • Law of Mass Communication

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.

General Requirements

  • Your application to UWO
  • High school transcript (official or unofficial)
  • ACT or SAT score
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • OPTIONAL: Letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15196 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7622 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7622 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oshkosh

  • 1144 - 1900 USD/month
    Living Costs

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


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