Strategic Public Relations

 

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pr POTENTIAL


 

Keep Pace with an Advancing Industry

Rafferty MasterClass

Ketchum President and CEO Barri Rafferty holds a GSPM MasterClass

Today’s leading PR practitioners employ more than traditional methods in the new media world. Online communication, viral marketing, and wireless technology have forever changed how information is shared.

We deliver an award-winning comprehensive strategic public relations education that reflects the ever-changing communications landscape. Our students develop a usable portfolio and master the skills needed to become a leading PR professional.

Program Objectives

Upon the completion of the Masters in SPR, students will have obtained an enhanced understanding and skills in:

1. Fundamentals of effective, strategic communications 

2. Best practices for writing, media relations and strategic communications (planning and implementation) 

3. Leadership in strategic public relations on a sound ethical and financial basis 

4. Working with management and staff/vendors to develop and manage the implementation of effective communications strategies.

Degree Requirements


Classes Held in Arlington or Online

 

10 Courses

 

Convenient Class Schedule

 

 


Take Advantage of GW's Connections in the Nation's Capital

 

 

 

 

 

Our program provides you with an understanding of how politics and government impact business, technology, and communications, and it is focused on preparing students for a wide range of communications careers. Many of our students work at major PR firms or in communications roles with associations, non-profits, and corporations, and some work on Capitol Hill or in the executive branch. 

Learn from Educators with Experience       

Our students learn from experts in Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, journalism, government relations, issues and crisis management, and global public relations. We provide a hands-on, practical education that teaches you how to get results.

 


April Cunningham

April Cunningham

Strategic Public Relations, Class of 2017

"I was returning back into the workforce after transitioning from the Air Force. The program exposed me to the latest industry skills necessary to be competitive and marketable.  The professors were the best of the best in the PR field and the class discussions were extremely valuable."


 

 

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