Dana Smith, communication studies faculty, will lead a life transition webinar in September 2013.
What makes a public relations professional? Someone who is calm under crisis. Is savvy with emerging technologies. Can build relationships and advocate for people with varied goals and perspectives.
You can complete Marylhurst University's public relations certificate in less than a year.
The 24-credit program is designed to develop the professional expertise required of managers of public relations, community relations and marketing communications.
Coursework hones skills in writing, editing, research, media relations, special events planning and presentation design, as well as crisis and image management.
The career outlook is good; skilled PR professionals are in demand now more than ever.
Check out the Occupational Profile on O*NET
(27-3031: Public Relations Specialists).
The typical public relations student moves through the program as follows:
* required foundation courses offered fall term only
For a list of possible electives, see certificate requirements.
Program Length & Costs
The estimated time to complete the program is 9 months.
Estimated costs are:
Tuition* (24 credits) = $10,488
Books & Supplies ($50 per credit) = $1,200
TOTAL = $11,688
*Calculated at the current 2013-14 tuition rate.