Public Relations

The Public Relations graduate certificate is an opportunity to build professional credentials in a rapidly changing industry. You’ll learn the latest tools in the PR world as well as strategic thinking tactics for communicators.

Timing and Location

The certificate is designed for working professionals and all classes are held Monday-Thursday evenings at our Alexandria campus.


The certificate requires completion of six courses (18 credit hours). It can be completed in as little as two semesters, or at your own pace.

All coursework can be applied towards a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations.


PSPR 6201 Public Relations Principles & Practices
PSPR 6202 Advanced Writing for Communications Professionals
PSPR 6203 Research Methods for Public Relations and Public Affairs Professionals
PSPR 6204 Media Relations in the New Media World
PSPR 6205 The Business & Budgeting of Public Relations
PSPR 6206 Ethical Standards in Public Relations & Public Affairs