Public Relations Graduate Certificate

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

Timing and Location

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


The certificate requires completion of six courses (18 credit hours). It can be completed in as little as three terms, or at your own pace. All coursework can be applied towards a master’s degree in Strategic Public Relations.


PSPR 6201 Strategic 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 a Digital World
PSPR 6205 Fundamentals of Business and Finance for Public Relations/Public Affairs Professionals
PSPR 6206 Ethical Standards in Public Relations & Public Affairs

Public Relations certificate Gainful Employment Disclosure

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Housed within the Strategic Public Relations program, estimates for tuition and fees for the Public Relations Certificate are below.

Tuition: $28,260

Books and supplies: $600

Application Fee: $80

Matriculation Fee: $200