University of Maryland University College

Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate in Public Relations



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Public Relations

Format: Online

Program Description:

University of Maryland University College's Graduate Public Relations Certificate provides students with solid grounding in public relations theory, legal and ethical issues confronted by practitioners, and the analytic and creative skills necessary to excel in the profession. Each of the courses addresses the impact of the explosion of Internet-enabled, networked communications that is forcing change in the manner in which corporations communicate with their varied publics. Core coursework includes: Marketing Management, Legal and Ethical Issues in Global Communications, Public Relations Theory and Practice, Public Relations Techniques, and Crisis Management Seminar. This certificate requires 15 semester hours to complete.


Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.

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Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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