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Public Relations, B.A.

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Overview

The varied programs offer an integrated introduction to the fields of journalism, film, video, audio, and theatre. Courses of study in media combined with production-oriented classes make graduates productive citizens in an increasingly global and technological economy. 

The public relations track prepares students for careers in a variety of increasingly integrated marketing communications industries. Public relations knowledge and skills apply to virtually all industries and interest areas. Careers in public relations-related fields continue to grow faster than the national average and are listed as a top-8 growth industry by Fortune magazine. Public relations programs help support an organization's business objectives and increase corporate reputation, drive sales and even build a brand. We offer a rigorous public relations curriculum which includes integrated communication planning, digital and social media marketing, strategic multiplatform writing, event promotion, and program development. Our courses and extracurricular opportunities enhance a student's knowledge and skills in effective communication messaging, critical problem-solving, creative idea development, and reputation management. Students intern and secure careers working across a variety of industry sectors including fashion, sports, consumer, healthcare, food, travel, finance, entertainment, corporate, and many more. Our graduates enjoy careers in public relations agencies, corporations, government, nonprofits, hospitals, sports teams, entertainment venues, advertising agencies, record labels, investment firms, media companies, and professional associations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    39 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Survey of Communication Studies and Practice
  • Media and Society
  • Media Writing
  • Media Ethics and Law
  • Video Production and Editing

For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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

  • High school transcript
  • If submitting scores, your official SAT or ACT scores sent electronically to William Paterson University from The College Board or the American College Testing Program
  • $50 application fee
  • Admission for international students is based on a review of the appropriate educational documents as well as proficiency in English as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Testing System (IELTS).

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10568 USD/semester
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  • National

    10568 USD/semester
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  • In-State

    6468 USD/semester
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  • Part-Time (local, per credit): $ 414
  • Part-Time (national and international, per credit): $ 685

Living costs for Passaic

  • 1226 - 3020 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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