Mission Statement: The Master of Arts in Public Relations was designed by the Department of Media, Culture and the Arts that has a deep history of educating students in the humanities and providing them with job ready skills. Students will learn strategic and theoretical principles in courses such as PR Campaigns, PR Foundation and Theory, PR Writing and Research, and Crisis Communication. The program is designed to enhance skills related to public relations writing and strategy, multimedia content creation, public relations ethics, research, communication strategies for social media, and more. Public relations practitioners form, build and maintain relationships between an organization and publics by finding common interests. Practitioners are trusted counsel who advise, engage employees, and build public trust. Upon program completion students will be prepared for careers in public relations in fields such as business, marketing, advertising, entertainment, higher education, technology, healthcare, advocacy, and beyond. Students who earn this degree will be ready to step into a career in the growing field of public relations, ready to forge new paths in the professional world.