Iona College

Graduate School of Arts and Science

Programs in Public Relations


715 North Ave

New Rochelle, NY 10801

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MA in Public Relations; Certificate in Non-Profit Public Relations.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Public Relations program at Iona provides opportunities for practical experience with corporations, agencies, and media outlets in the New York City metropolitan area. The program allows for specialization in non-profit organizations as well as sports and entertainment among other areas. Specific focus of the program: Key features: - Accreditation by the primary US professional association and only 1 of 6 in NY State or 1 in 4 programs in the Metro NY area - Professional focus - Courses offered in the evening and online so students can work during the day - Broad selection of courses and ability to customize the program for student’s needs - Proximity to NYC, the world's largest media market - Availability of internships - Small class sizes Faculty research areas/interests: Principles and history of public relations; feature writing; media theory, effects, and economics; media law and ethics; crisis communications; corporate and organizational communications; technologies including computer animation, informational graphics, and digital video; societal effects of changing communication technologies; minority, gender, and cross-cultural communications; advertising measurement and design; visual arts and communication; influence of communication technology on religious belief; crime victims and the media; terrorism and the media; Supreme Court history; public affairs; presidential press relations; journalism history; sports journalism; business journalism; copy writing and editing; newsroom leadership


The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalismand Mass Communications, or ACEJMC, is the agency responsible for the evaluation of professional journalism and mass communications programs in colleges and universities.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

In State Tuition (per year): 0 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 3,000-5,999

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