Quinnipiac University

Online 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.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission into the Online MS in Public Relations program, a student must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and have a minimum of three years of professional experience. The ideal candidate will have earned an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

An undergraduate degree in public relations is not required; applicants with degrees in related fields looking to shift careers or enhance their professional expertise also are encouraged to apply.

Required Documents

The School of Communications accepts applications for the fall, summer and spring semesters. Please note that the admissions committee will not review an application until it is complete with all supporting documents, including the following:

  • Completed application form
  • $45 application fee
  • Updated resume
  • Personal statement (approximately 500 words) regarding interest in, and potential for, graduate study and professional work in public relations
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended by the student, which should also reflect the date of degree conferral from the bachelor's degree program
  • Two professional or academic recommendations

How to Apply for an Online Program

The Quinnipiac University graduate admissions team is dedicated to helping you easily navigate our educational offerings. An admissions counselor will work one-on-one with you to assess your educational goals and answer any questions that you may have.

To get started, follow these steps:


Apply to a Program

An admissions counselor will assist you with the process and provide guidance every step of the way. 

Complete the Application


Ask about Financial Aid

Our admissions counselors can answer your questions about the financial aid process. To apply for federal aid, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and use school code #001402.

Learn more about graduate tuition and financial aid

Quinnipiac University supports equality of educational and employment opportunity. No person shall be denied admission to any educational program or activity or be denied employment on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.