Public Relation Classes

Public relations (PR) is the practice of managing the spread of information between an individual or an organization (such as a business, government agency, or a nonprofit organization) and the public. Public relations may include an organization or individual gaining exposure to their audiences using topics of public interest and news items that do not require direct payment. This differentiates it from advertising as a form of marketing communications. The aim of public relations is to inform the public, prospective customers, investors, partners, employees, and other stakeholders and ultimately persuade them to maintain a certain view about the organization, its leadership, products, or of political decisions. Public relations professionals typically work for PR firms, businesses and companies, government, government agencies, and public officials as PIOs, and nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations.

Course Overview

Public Relations is a growing industry that employs tens of thousands of people and now employs more people than Journalism. These courses are designed to give you a great start to your career in PR. In June 2014 Public Relations ranked in the top 10 occupations of the future by Institute of Public Policy Research.

PR is about reputation. It's about telling people what an organisation or business, a charity or a rock band, a sports club or a fashion brand, does - and why it does it.

It involves much more than arranging celebrity events, glitzy campaigns and dealing with the media. It also involves journalism, business and marketing, social networking and communication theory. The course provides a mix of academic rigor and practical skills

Top Public Relations Schools

  • Full Sail University – Online

    Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.


    > Public Relations, Master of Arts (Online)

  • Liberty University

    With more than 300 online and residential areas of study, Liberty offers programs from the certificate to doctoral level.


    > MS in Marketing: Public Relations
    > MA Strategic Communications: Professional
    > MA Strategic Communications: Teaching & Academic
    > DBA in Marketing

  • South University

    As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.


    > Public Relations (BS)

  • Lasell College

    Study online with Lasell College.


    > MS Communication – Public Relations
    > MS Communication – Health Communication
    > MS Management – Marketing
    > MS Communication – Integrated Marketing Communications

  • South University, Online Programs

    Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University’s campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


    > Public Relations (BS)