Master of Arts in Public Relations

Starting Fall 2021, we are introducing the Master's in Advertising and Public Relations. This degree highlights the exciting intersections between the practices of Advertising and PR. For more details and to apply, visit

In the Public Relations Master's Program from Michigan State University, you'll get the chance to learn leadership skills, strategic and theoretical principles of public relations, research training and more. Whether you're interested in climbing the professional ladder or continuing your academic career, this program will give you the skills you need to succeed.

Degree Details 

Through this program, you'll get the chance to take classes and learn from top faculty on topics like:

  • Public relations management
  • Public relations theories
  • Media relations
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Marketing management

Specialize in Topics that Interest You

Specialization in Nonprofit Fundraising

Set yourself apart and gain an understanding of fundraising strategies, the role of fundraising within nonprofit organizations, the role and responsibilities of the fundraising process, assist in fundraising activities and more.

Specialization in Media and Information Studies

Interested in research and media? This specialization can lead you to a professional or teaching research career in the fields of information studies and media, telecommunication or public relations, advertising or journalism.



Graduate handbook

Questions? Additional information about the Master of Arts program in Public Relations may be obtained from:

Joni Tucker
Academic Programs Coordinator