Master of Professional Studies in the Field of Strategic Public Relations

The master of professional studies in the field of strategic public relations prepares its graduates to work at major public relations firms or in communication roles with nonprofits, corporations, on Capitol Hill, or in the executive branch. The 30-credit program is offered at GW's Alexandria Education Center as well as via distance learning.

Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.

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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits, including 18-21 credits in required courses and 9-12 credits in elective courses.

The following requirements must be fulfilled: 30 credits in required and elective courses.

PSPR 6201Public Relations Principles and Practices
PSPR 6202Advanced Writing for PR Professionals (see note below)
PSPR 6203Research Methods for Public Relations and Public Affairs Managers
PSPR 6204Media Relations in the New Media World
PSPR 6205Fundamentals of Business and Management for Public Relations and Public Affairs
PSPR 6206Ethical Standards in Public Relations and Public Affairs
CPS 6300Capstone Research Project
9-12 credits in elective courses chosen in consultation with the program director.
Note: Students may place out of PSPR 6202 based upon review of their transcript and required writing samples. Such students take an additional elective course.

Director L. Parnell