36 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
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The Bachelor of Public Relations degree at Mount Saint Vincent University (which recently celebrated its 40th anniversary) is known as the flagship undergraduate degree PR program in Canada.  

Visit the official programme website for more information


Key Features

The Public Relations degree at Mount Saint Vincent University is a four-year degree designed to prepare students to work and lead as strategic public relations professionals. The BPR curriculum emphasizes public relations as a central function of organizations, and features a focus on both theory and practice. 

Throughout the degree, students develop a knowledge base in relationship management, organizational leadership, ethical decision-making, and communication planning. Students also advance their skills in content creation and platform management, digital storytelling, audiovisual design, writing, public speaking, research, and campaign and project management. 

The BPR involves hands-on, work-integrated learning components in all required courses and a central feature of the degree is up to three paid work terms in industry through MSVU’s world-renowned cooperative education program. The combination of coursework and on-the-job training empowers students to become confident and competent graduates with the necessary skills and experience to advance and succeed as strategic professionals in a high-demand career specialty.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Relations 
  • Co-op Term 
  • Public Relations Writing: Theory and Practice
  • Communication: Theory and Practice
  • Public Speaking
  • Mass Media and Public Opinion
  • Managing Organizational Public Relations 
  • Research Methods in Public Relations 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus, Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission from high school must submit a completed application, the application fee, and have an official transcript of the high school record forwarded directly from the high school to the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants who have previously attended another post-secondary college or university and those attending while making an application to the Mount may be eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit official documents of all previous academic work regardless of whether they are seeking recognition of transfer credits for a particular program. Students who fail to declare prior study or to supply such documentation may be denied admission to the University or be dismissed upon subsequent discovery.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • International: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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