Seton Hall University

College of Arts and Sciences

Master of Arts in Public Relations


400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Public Relations

Format: Hybrid

Program Description:

Seton Hall University's Master of Arts in Public Relations (MAPR) offers students the opportunity to study best practices, advanced theories, strategies, tactics and methods of evaluation as they apply to public relations. Students work in a rigorous learning environment with faculty members who are experienced educators and accomplished practitioners. The MAPR program prepares students to deliver messages both strategically and responsibly on behalf of organizations and clients.

The MAPR degree program uses a "learn it, apply it" philosophy. What's learned in class can be applied at work the next day. MAPR faculty are experienced practitioners who bring extensive and diverse public relations experience to the classroom. Students are challenged to think creatively, apply state-of-the-art technology and sharpen their public relations skills in a dynamic, small-classroom environment.

The 30-credit program is designed to meet the professional needs of today's student.

Goals of the Program
• Develop students' conceptual, technical and creative skills through the synthesis of theoretical and practical approaches to public relations.
• Develop a systematic understanding of various publics and stakeholders
• Provide students with a conceptual framework to understand the strategic and tactical roles of public relations.
• Ensure students understand the ethical expectations and challenges related to public relations activities.
• Develop critical awareness and a holistic understanding of the role public relations plays in society.
• Equip students with the knowledge and tools to effectively plan, execute and measure public relations programs and campaigns.
Courses are offered on a flexible evening, weekend and online class schedule. We offer courses in the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Applications are accepted for each semester.
Additional Highlights of the Program
• No GREs or GMATs Required
• Earn Your Masters in 12-18 Months
• APR Accreditation Preparation


Seton Hall University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education

International Student Requirements:

Seton Hall welcomes international applicants holding F-1 student visas. In addition to the regular admissions requirements, international applicants must submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam. Transcripts for degrees and/or credits earned at a university outside of the United States and Canada must be evaluated by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1100.00 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Many Seton Hall students take advantage of loans and other financial aid to fund their education. A number of federal, state and private loan programs are available for your use.

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 0-999

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