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  • Strategic Public Relations and New Media Certificate

    As emerging technology continues to affect the way public relations is practiced today, communication professionals need to understand its impact on the way we communicate. Our 18-credit Strategic Public Relations and New Media Specialization as part of your MA in Corporate and Public Communication is designed to teach both current theory and its practical application. Experiential education is a key component to our graduate communications program. This MA in Communication specialization combines interesting course work and real-world experience.


    Learn New Media

    You’ll learn about the fast-paced world of media and how technology is changing the way we consume information. With coursework specifically targeted to constructing public and organizational messages for various media outlets, you’ll learn the most relevant theory and examples in this area. Some of your courses may include:

    • Message Construction—Audio, Video and Web
    • Principles of Public Relations
    • Advanced Public Relations Planning
    • Crisis and Issues Management
    • Public Relations and Fundraising
    • Special Event Planning
    • Strategic Digital Communication
    • Global Communication
    • CPC Internship
    • Communication Ethics
    • Public Opinion and Media
    • Mass Media: Public Interest, Corporate Profit
    • Global Media and New Technologies

    You will emerge from our graduate communication program ready to help for-profit, nonprofit, government, and other entities communicate their messages to the world.


    Gainful Employment

    The U.S. Department of Education requires that we disclose certain information about academic programs that do not lead to a degree (e.g., certificate programs) but that prepare a student for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Public Relations & New Media program at Monmouth University is defined as a gainful employment program. Click here to review the required disclosures. Should you require additional information about these gainful employment disclosures, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

  • MA in Corporate and Public Communication Testimonial 3

    Whitney Coleman ’10

    MA in Corporate and Public Communication

    Public Relations Specialist Certificate

    Equity Derivatives Associate

    The Monmouth CPC program not only served as an integral component of my education, but enabled me to hone my ability to manage relationships and master communication skills. This has exponentially improved my life, both personally and professionally. I was headhunted for a career in finance based on my ability to communicate positively and effectively and to facilitate that brand of communication amongst team members.
  • As a VP for Crescent Communities, a Charlotte, NC based real estate development company, I tap the knowledge I gained at MU almost daily. Part of my responsibility is to figure out how people will live in our communities, and how to bring people together. Communication and forging connections is at the core of my work, every day. Courtney Hampson '00
    VP Marketing
    Palmetto Bluff / Crescent Communities