Quinnipiac University

MS in Public Relations Admissions

We make our admission process as straightforward and personalized as possible. If you have any questions or need guidance, our counselors and advisers in the School of Communications are available to assist you at every stage of your application process.

Application Timeline

The MS in Public Relations program begins in the fall semester only.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The suggested deadlines are:

  • Domestic applicants — On or before July 30 (however, we will accept applications beyond that)
  • International applicants — April 30

 

Admission Requirements

The School of Communications invites applications from prospective students who wish to pursue the professional practice of public relations. Recent graduates of bachelor's degree programs both inside and outside of the communications fields are welcome to apply, as are prospective students who are presently working and wish to shift their career path.

Working public relations practitioners seeking a graduate degree to enhance their professional standing may find the online Master of Science in Public Relations program more appropriate.

To be considered for admission to the MS in Public Relations program, you must first have earned a bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

 

Required Documents

Internal Applicants

Applicants who completed their bachelor’s degree program at Quinnipiac University no more than one calendar year prior to the upcoming fall semester are required to submit:

  • A completed application
  • An official transcript
  • A letter of personal intent (approximately 500 words)
  • A resume
External Applicants

Applicants who completed their bachelor’s degree at an external institution or who complete their bachelor's degree at Quinnipiac University more than one calendar year prior the upcoming fall semester are required to submit:

  • A completed application
  • An official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation submitted on your behalf
  • A letter of personal intent (approximately 500 words)
  • A resume and a portfolio of relevant writing or work samples (i.e., college papers, videos, audio clips or published work of any kind)

Applications are reviewed once all of the required materials have been received. It is your responsibility to ensure that missing documents are received prior to the stated admissions deadline. 

Dual-Degree (4+1) and Accelerated Dual-Degree (3+1) Programs

Students have the opportunity to combine one of our undergraduate bachelor's degrees with a master's degree through the accelerated dual-degree (3+1) and dual-degree (4+1) programs. There are separate application processes for these programs. 

Learn more about these programs:

Accelerated Dual-Degree BA or BFA/MA or MS Program (3+1)

Communications Dual-Degree Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree Program (4+1)

Additional Resources

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