Bachelor On Campus

Public Relations

Roger Williams University

48 months
37944 USD/year
37944 USD/year
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Public Relations from Roger Williams University gives you the strategic communication skills to create, promote and maintain the reputation of brands, people and organizations.


At Public Relations from Roger Williams University you’ll build your portfolio with real clients, network with professionals through RWU’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and complete an internship to gain real-world experience in corporate, nonprofit and agency public relations.

Graduates with Public Relations from Roger Williams University will: 

  • Design and perform public relations research and understand findings, in order to solve an organization's communications problems.
  • Develop public relations plans for various internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrate strategic-level analysis and critical thinking.
  • Demonstrate expertise in problem identification, resolution development and implementation for communication-related issues.
  • Assess and apply major tactical-level communication tools based on overall public relations plan strategy.
  • Develop expertise in writing public relations materials based on the needs of the organization being served.
  • Gain a theoretical understanding of the principles of public relations and the  mass media and how to adapt to the changing media landscape.
  • Encourage comprehension of both solid communication and public relation theory and practical communication skills training. 
  • Instill knowledge of how emerging technologies intersect with public relations and are used by organizations, audiences and the public in the 21st Century.
  • Provide service and outreach to the academic and professional communities of which we are a part both nationally and internationally.
  • Support the missions of the Department of Communication and Rogers Williams University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • Principles and Practices of Public Relations
  • Public Relations Research Methods
  • Public Relations Techniques
  • Public Relations Case Studies
  • Marketing Principles
  • Mass Media
  • Digital Communication: Technology, Modes & Methods
  • Mass Comm Theory & Criticism
  • Media Law and Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Rolling admission for spring start date.


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A submitted Common Application with Essay
    • Official high school transcripts
    • One letter of recommendation 
    • Your most recent high school transcripts
    • Documentation of Financial Support
    • SAT and/or ACT scores are not required, but can be sent as additional supporting material.
    • TOEFL and IELTS scores are not required. However, we do suggest if you have those scores to send them in order to receive the best admission placement for your English level.

Tuition Fee

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    37944 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 37944 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    37944 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37944 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Bristol

1000 - 1500 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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