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Public Relations

The University of Akron

48 months
15500 USD/year
15500 USD/year
11880 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Public Relations program of The University of Akron provides you with real-world experiences through service-learning; exposes you to people, organizations and scenarios that foster your creativity; and helps develop the critical thinking skills you will use throughout your career in the industry.


Public Relations is all about building and maintaining beneficial relationships between organizations and their stakeholders and customers. The organization’s message is the foundation of building those relationships. As its PR representative, you will create and shape those messages between an organization and its public.

Flexible focus areas:

The majors of the Public Relations program of The University of Akron are allowed to combine electives to form a specialty area, such as social media, media relations, health or internal/employee public relations.

PR majors interested in:

  • Media relations can take courses in media law and introduction to media industries.
  • Social media can develop media productions skills and take our principles of social media elective coursework, and even earn a Professional Social Media Certificate.
  • The internal side of public relations can take an organizational communication course or study training methods with faculty who are experts in each of these areas.

Experiential opportunities:

You’re also able to gain hands-on experience in our award-winning student television and radio programs, and you can write for our student newspaper. You will obtain skills that set you apart in your career.

Public Relations Career Prospects

Public relations professionals are needed in virtually every industry. The best news is that the demand for more public relations professionals has been growing at an exciting rate, with substantial evidence that the trend will continue.

While some enter the nonprofit sector, we have many graduates who are working in the private sector for sports organizations, health organizations, government agencies, the military, entertainment organizations, educational institutions and private corporations.

Programme Structure

  • Our faculty members prepare you to become a public relations professional through innovative courses that teach written and verbal communication skills for the successful practice of strategic public relations.
  • Our public relations students gain practical experience crafting public relations messages through strategies and tactics applied in the context of PR campaigns. Students also master how to foster mutually beneficial relationships between clients and their audiences. Coursework is designed to develop a broad scope of awareness and skills that can help an organization achieve its mission and goals.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • $50 Application Fee
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official Proof of English Proficiency
  • Official SAT/ACT (Optional, required only for scholarships and direct admission)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    15500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11880 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Akron

890 - 1300 USD /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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