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Master’s (MS) in Public Relations and Corporate Communication

The MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communication (PRCC) offered by the NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business, Department of Integrated Marketing and Communications provides you with the skills and the hands-on experience needed to develop the public relations and communication strategies that elevate brands, build reputations, and manage crises across a broad array of industries. Unlike conventional master’s in public relations, this degree stands at the crossroads of marketing and public relations, honing your writing and communications skills across a variety of digital platforms—social media, blogs, and the web. Students gain the NYU advantage, which opens doors to professional opportunities here in NYC and around the globe.

Degree Advantage

  • Degree core curriculum that hones critical writing and research skills
  • Degree concentrations in Public Relations Management and Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Internships at top public relations firms, media organizations, communications companies, and PR departments
  • Builds digital communications skills—social media strategies, blogging capabilities, web content development
  • Flexible full- or part-time study options
  • Can be completed in as little as 18 months

Who Should Consider Earning the MS in PRCC?

If you have a deep interest in uncovering facts, delivering information in accurate and compelling ways, and influencing outcomes, the MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communication provides in-demand skill sets that meet the needs of today’s global business and communications environment. Whether your goal is to work in a PR firm, plan and execute digital communication strategies or focus on crisis communications, this degree prepares you for a wealth of opportunities across industries.

Degree Overview Video

Winner of the 2021 PR Week Awards for Outstanding Education

This prestigious industry award recognizes the achievement of a higher education academic program in the fields of public relations and communication. Judges for these awards—senior leaders from PR and communications firms, corporations, nonprofits, educational institutions and government agencies—base their recommendations on curriculum innovation; quality and accomplishments of faculty members; proven impact on the PR industry; student enrollment; and professional placement success.

Learn From Communications and Public Relations Experts

Study with faculty members who are public relations and communications experts across a wide range of fields who impart their strategies for engaging audiences in meaningful and measurable ways. Their insights focus on the social, economic, and cultural dynamics that influence PR and communications campaigns and shape opinions. Their expertise provides new ways of thinking and altenative views that encourage your professional growth.

PRNews A-List logo. The MRPRCC degree was named to the education  A-List for 2022

PRNEWS A-list Acknowledgement

The PRNEWS 2022 Education A-List features many of the top U.S. institutions that are training future PR and marketing professionals. In making decisions as to which institutions should be named to the list, the PRNEWS editorial staff examines factors such as curricula, diversity, faculty composition, academic awards, and capstone courses in how the schools' curricula reflected the changing nature of communication. Being named to the list increases the value of earning the MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communications because it acknowledges the enduring quality of the program, its faculty, and graduates—all factors that matter to hiring managers as well.

Choose From Two Concentrations That Provide In-Demand Skills

Each concentration in the MSPRCC program is designed to prepare you for a different, yet related facet of the business. The Public Relations Management concentration develops your abilities to engage audiences and key stakeholders through effective campaign creation. The Corporate and Organizational Communication concentration focuses on building skills for all functions of the corporate communications environment.

Internships and Job Opportunities

Through the Division of Programs in Business and the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development at NYU SPS, MS in Public Relations and Corporate Communication students can complete internships that often evolve into permanent positions. In fact, over the last two years 93.5% of our students reported being employed within six months of graduation. Alumni of the program secure job opportunities across a wide range companies including:

  • Allegravita
  • AmeriChina Group
  • AZIONE
  • Blackrock
  • Burson, Cohn & Wolfe
  • China Institute
  • Edelman
  • Finn Partners
  • FleishmanHillard
  • Ketchum
  • Lululemon
  • Major League Baseball
  • MediaMorphosis
  • Michael Kors
  • Makeblock Co.
  • MSNBC
  • MSLGROUP
  • Penguin Random House
  • SAP
  • Tekomsel
  • United Nations
  • Weber Shandwick
  • W20 Group
  • YY Inc.
  • ZTE Corporation
  • Zheliang Daily Media

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