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Public Relations, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Radford, VA, United States
The concentration in Public Relations prepares students for positions as professional communicators by providing a combination of technical communication skills and theoretic knowledge necessary to make them competitive for entry-level public relations positions.

Overview

MISSION

  • To educate students who develop knowledge in order to locate and define public relations within the wider field of communications, who can identify the main concepts of PR, who will develop an awareness of the surrounding environments, as well as understanding the social context through applied and theoretical activities..
VISION
  • To train individuals who can develop knowledge in the wider field of communication through applied studies. The programme also aims to train individuals who can identify the boundaries between public relations, advertising and marketing, and who will be able to propose solutions in any public relations context in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Required Courses
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Communication Research
  • Writing for Public Relations
  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Public Relations Management
  • Public Relations Media and Campaigns
  • Business and Professional Communication
  • Communication Internship

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • 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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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
    • Official transcripts
    • SAT I and/or ACT scores
    • All the above plus:
    • SAT II scores in the following subjects:
    • Writing
    • Math (Level Ic or IIc)
    • Third area of study to be chosen by the applicant
    • An official college transcript showing the student has taken and passed a college-level English course and a math course equivalent to Algebra 2.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22162 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11081 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    23068 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11534 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10626 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5313 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Radford

  • 996 - 1630 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Loans:

  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan: Freshman are eligible to borrow up to $5500 in Direct Loan funds, with no more than $3500 in Subsidized funds
  • Federal Perkins Loan: $5,500 for each year of undergraduate study. The total amount you can borrow as an undergraduate is $27,500. $8000 for each year of graduate or professional study. The total amount you can borrow as a graduate/professional student is $60,000.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: Students can borrow up to the financial aid cost of attendance for the academic year.
Grants:
  • College Scholarship Assistance Program
  • Commonwealth Award
  • Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program
  • Red and White and Academic Excellence Scholarships

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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