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Mass Communication - Public Relations, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Mass Communication - Public Relations program of the Southeast Missouri State University prepares students to enter this fast-paced field through a combination of innovative curriculum design, access to dedicated faculty who successfully combine both professional skill sets and academic credentials, and experiential learning opportunities.
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Qualified, veteran public relations professionals interact with students in small class environments.

Public Relations graduates work in public relations, communication and marketing industries. Examples of job titles include PR specialist, social media manager, publicist, copywriter and account executive.

Majors of the Mass Communication - Public Relations program of the Southeast Missouri State University learn to create strategic messages and visuals to build relationships between organizations and their publics.

What You'll Do

  • Earn their degrees from an accredited program that is one of about 40 worldwide that have earned Certification in Education in Public Relations (CEPR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
  • Have the opportunity to gain practical experience with real clients through course work and the student-run firm, Riverfront Public Relations.
  • Have the opportunity to network with industry professionals and other students worldwide through the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).
  • Learn the fundamental skills of public relations writing, strategy development, multimedia production, research and relationship-building.
  • Have a wide range of career options including agencies, corporate communication departments, not-for-profit organizations, health facilities, event and entertainment outlets, sports venues, and governmental and political organizations.

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • CNN
  • ESPN
  • Red Letter Communications
  • Osborn barr

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:
  • Strategic Relations
  • Public Relations Principles
  • Strategic Writing
  • Strategic Production
  • Public Relations Research and Strategy
  • Strategic Communication Issues

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

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 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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